Reykjavík

Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, is a unique and fascinating location. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, versatile architecture and friendly and helpful inhabitants. Reykjavík is situated on the shores of Iceland’s second biggest bay, Faxaflói. This small city has a mix of modern buildings and traditional Icelandic houses from different eras, with colourful roofs and a playful atmosphere. A few buildings and landmarks are prominent in Reykjavík, Hallgrímskirkja Church which stands tall at 74 meters with its unique design inspired by basalt columns found in nature; Harpa Concert Hall, its glass exterior reflects the surrounding mountains and ocean, making it a stunning sight both day and night; Perlan Museum and Observation Deck is another famous landmark in Reykjavík, built on old water storage tanks in the 80’s. The view from the top of Perlan is astounding and gives you a panoramic view of the city with its prominent mountain in the background, Mt. Esja. Reykjavík is a buzzing modern city and offers many opportunities for locations, both interior and exterior.

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Accessibility

Easy access to most of Reykjavík. Downtown is the hardest area to install big basecamps but there are available lots situated within 1 kilometre from wherever you want to shoot. The traffic between districts can be a nightmare from 7:30 - 9:00 and again from 16:00 - 18:00.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Not needed
No vehicle needed for this location
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Reykjavík has countless hotels, restaurants, cafés and all facilities for productions of various sizes.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 1 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 1 km
Shopping
< 1 km

Permits

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This area needs a three-way permit. With a permit from Reykjavík municipality and from the police, you can easily close streets or manage them during shooting.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Reykjavík is already a popular filming location and offers many possibilities for all kinds of camps and offices or facilities to be rented for long or shorter periods of time. All our equipment rentals are in Reykjavík, most of our production companies and a few studios sets available for leasing.

Risk factors

Depending on where you shoot.

Visitors

As a capital, Reykjavík is a buzzing with tourist. The greater Reykjavík area is around 1.042 square kilometres with 230 thousand inhabitants.

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