North, Iceland
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Varmahlíð is a small town, located in the scenic Skagafjörður region. This small town of 150 inhabitants is known for its connection to the Icelandic horse and hosts many shows and equestrian championships. The houses date from various times and vary in size and looks. The main town is situated on the slope of a small hill with trees and birch bushes and a perfect view of the spectacular mountain range of Skagafjörður and the winding rivers of Héraðsvötn.

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The town is on the ring road.
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

Nearest hospital is in Sauðárkrókur, 25 kilometres away. Around this area, there are many hotels, Airbnbs and guesthouses. Within 100-kilometre radius, there are convenience stores, a gas station, restaurants and hotels and other services.
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
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< 1 km


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This area needs a two-way permit. One from the municipality and from private owners, depending on where you film.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are several options for basecamps at Varmahlíð and by the riverbank, many farmhouses and companies with big lots and sheds of various sizes. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

Depends on where you film.


The area is a popular stop on the way to the northern region.

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