Reyðarfjörður

East, Iceland
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The town of Reyðarfjörður is located in the eponymously named fjord, which is quite spectacular, spanning over 30 kilometres in length. Imposing mountains on both sides of the fjord with steep slopes and terrific rock faces make this captivating fjord breathtakingly beautiful. Similar maybe to the iconic fjords of Norway, Reyðarfjörður is one of Iceland’s longest fjords. The town boasts an array of architecturally diverse and colourful houses, ranging from quintessential Icelandic designs to contemporary styles. These structures form a vivid and interesting reference to bygone eras, representing the area’s distinctive character and its rich heritage. The town, renowned for its quaint small-town ambiance, has been prominently featured in a variety of film and television productions, both local and foreign.

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Accessibility

The roads to Reyðarfjörður are all excellent.
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

The nearest hospital is in Norðfjörður, 33 km away. Reyðarfjörður is a relatively large town with all the services you might need.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 50 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 1 km
Shopping
< 1 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

Depending on where you shoot, there are several large lots within the town and on the other side and in the next fjord. There is a sport arena and a swimming pool that could be used as basecamp. Phone coverage is excellent at this location.

Risk factors

During winter months, it can snow quite heavily. The fjords are often very windy, and fog can sneak upon you without much warning. Avalanches are frequent.

Visitors

Reyðarfjörður has its share of tourists and locals.

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