Location Scouting in Iceland

Location Scouting in Iceland


As our team has mastered Iceland's iconic terrain and extraordinary geological phenomena, we would like to offer filmmakers, who are constantly on the hunt for that perfect film location, our ultimate location hunting services to provide you better production value to your masterpiece.

We also have the contacts to help arrange your transport, accommodation and equipment hire for the best possible prices, and can consult on and arrange any licences and location permits you may need. Keen to shoot in our magnificent country? Get in touch and we’ll get the ball rolling.



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Why film in Iceland?

As one of the world’s most photogenic countries, it’s no great surprise that plenty of filmmakers and videographers want to come and get creative in Iceland. From spectacular volcanic landscapes to thunderous waterfalls, black sand beaches and imposing glaciers, Iceland is a microcosm of all that is good in the natural world. It’s a photographer’s paradise, with a level of variation unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Because of this dramatic variation, Iceland has been home in the past to a number of blockbuster movies and hit TV shows. The long list includes Game of Thrones, several James Bond films, Tomb Raider, Batman Begins and Interstellar. You’ve probably noticed a familiar theme in the list of things shot here: They all required stunning scenic backdrops exhibiting the extremes of nature, from desolate, barren landscapes to frozen glaciers.

As if the scenery wasn’t enough to attract you here, the Icelandic government currently offers a grant scheme aimed at attracting even more filmmakers. Any movie or TV shoots can apply to receive 20% of their production costs back, no strings attached! The legislation has been passed "to enhance domestic culture and promote the history and nature of Iceland"..


What we can offer

So you’ve seen the stills, been inspired by the movies, maybe even listened to the stories of fellow filmmakers. Either way, you’ve decided that you want to come and shoot in Iceland. Great decision, but there’s still plenty of work to do before you hop on the plane and come over. The bulk of that will be location scouting, and having your shooting trip organized so that once you’re here, all you have to worry about is the creative side of things. For that to happen you will need the support of a team that knows Iceland and its scenic highlights better than any other. That’s where we come in...

The team at Iceland Photo Tours has extensive local knowledge of all the best locations in Iceland. We regularly run professional photography tours here in Iceland and around the world, so we know what we’re doing when it comes to scouting locations.

We also have the contacts to help arrange your transport, accommodation and equipment hire for the best possible prices, and can consult on and arrange any licences and location permits you may need.

Keen to shoot in our magnificent country? Get in touch and we’ll get the ball rolling.

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