Stóri Dímon

South coast, Iceland
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On the flat plains of the Markarfljót river valley, a lonely mountain stands proud in the barren landscape. The river flows in endless braids through the black volcanic sand, past the mountain that was formed during a volcanic eruption, aeons ago. The mountain is about 120 metres high, and from its top, there is a beautiful panoramic view of the sand plains, mountains, and glacier above. This is a tuff mountain with interesting formations, created by thousands of years of erosion. The landmark is a prominent feature in the landscape and can be seen from far away. Stóri Dímon has truly unique geological features and offers a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape.

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The location lies within 7 kilometers from the main road. There are roads and paths that get you closer to the mountain, especially the south side. Paths also leads both up on the mountain and around it.
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

There are lots of hotels within 50-kilometers radius from this waterfall. The nearest hospital is in Selfoss, 73 kilometres away, but basic healthcare is within 25 kilometres. Within a 30 kilometre radius, there are convenience stores, a gas station, restaurants and more hotels and other services.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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This area needs a three-way permit which the production service company can get for you.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There is a farm 500 meters from the mountain, with lots of fields that could be used as base camps. Also, a small lot close to the mountain that could be used for offloading or a tech base. There are no facilities at this location and the phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The mountain is mostly made of tuff, formed from consolidated volcanic ash that has solidified over time. This makes the rock relatively soft and porous, and landslides can occur easily.


The area is popular as a hiking route with locals and in recent years there’s been an increase in tourists arriving to hike to the peak as well. This location is easy to manage with PAs or park rangers, with a permit from landowners.

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