Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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Only a few minutes outside Reykjavík, just by the main road that leads to Keflavík airport, is an old settlement by the shoreline called Hraun. Hraun consists of a few old run-down bait sheds and old ruins of a fishing settlement. The structures are in various state of decay. Some ruins are well-preserved, while others have succumbed to natural elements such as weathering, erosion and vegetation growth.
Even if some houses have been renovated and are used as summerhouses, the area still holds an air of mystery and enchantment. It is truly a place where the past meets the present as just across the cove, Reykjavík and the aluminium factory loom over. The old ruins are situated on old grown lava with hollows that fill with seawater as the tide comes in, changing the atmosphere of the place with little ponds that disappear again at low tide.

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Controlling the area is easy as there is only one lane gravel road that leads from the main road to this location.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Only few minutes from Reykjavík; hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Reykjavík.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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This location is owned by the city and privately owned, so a three-way permit would be needed to shoot here.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Because of the close proximity to Reykjavík, basecamps could be almost everywhere, but a good size parking lot is at the entrance and could easily be a medium size basecamp. Further up the gravel road to the location are at least two small parking areas that could be used as tech bases. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The ground can get wet and small ponds appear at high tide.


Divers frequently visit this place to dive in underwater caves and hollows. There are almost no tourists here as the road is marked private.

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