Ytri Rauðimelur

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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Just a few kilometres off the main road and on your way to Rauðamelsölkelda, a distinctive red volcano cone rises on the edge of the Kerlingahraun lava field. The hill is 222 meters high, with bright black and red slopes made of scoria, pumice and sand, topped with bright green or yellowish fine moss that stretches upwards in its slopes. At the edge of the lava field, there is a tiny, old and traditional Icelandic church with red and white exterior sitting lonely in the foreboding landscape.

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Accessibility

The road leading to the hill and the lava field is a rough gravel road, suitable for all kinds of cars. There is a 100-meter hike towards the hill from the gravel lot below it.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Bad phone coverage
Poor phone coverage with frequent interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. The nearest hospital is in Borgarnes, 54 kilometres away.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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The area is owned by the government and farmers in the area.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There is a lot next to the church that could be used as a basecamp. 2.2 kilometres further up the gravel road towards the volcano cone is a large gravel field that could be used as a basecamp for that area. There are no facilities at this location. The phone coverage at the mountain is not good.

Risk factors

The mountain is steep with loose sand and scoria stone that makes climbing it difficult and dangerous. There is a delicate moss field that stretches up its slopes.

Visitors

The area is a medium tourist attraction. Visitors hike around the mountain and the surrounding lava field. You can easily manage this location with additional staff.

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