Mjóifjörður

East, Iceland
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Mjóifjörður is a remote fjord in Iceland, home to a tiny village with only 20 inhabitants. The fjord is long and narrow, surrounded by towering mountains with steep hills, creating spectacular landscapes. The mountains feature crevasses and waterfalls cascade down their slopes, adding to the natural beauty. Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls wind their way down beside the road at the bottom of the fjord. A spectacular panoramic view is from the road leading through the mountain pass, perfect for all kinds of filming. During winter, the road to the fjord may become impassable and the fjord and its village only accessable by boat.

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Accessibility

The road to this location is a narrow one lane mountain road, winding down from a moor to the bottom of the fjord. The road is not serviced regularly during the winter months and can become impassable.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Good phone coverage
Generally good phone coverage without any major interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

The nearest hospital is in Norðfjörður, 75 km away. There is a small village with a small café in Mjóifjörður. Egilsstaðir, the capital of the eastern region, lies only 25 kilometers away with all the services you might need.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 30 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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You need a two-way permit depending on where you film
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

14 kilometers from the main road towards Mjóifjörður is small offshoot, perfect for a panoramic shot. There are a few farms and cabins on each side of the fjord that could be used as basecamps. The village has a guesthouse, café and a camping ground that could also be used as basecamp with basic facilities. Phone coverage varies but is mostly good.

Risk factors

The road to Mjóifjörður is a steep, narrow, gravel mountain road. During winter it often becomes impassable.

Visitors

This location is a popular with visitors who tend to spend the day driving around this beautiful scenery.

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