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Geothermal Filming Locations in Iceland

Northern Iceland is home to some of the world’s most spectacular geothermal areas, making it an ideal filming location for movies, TV shows, and documentaries. From the bubbling mud pools and steaming vents of Námaskarð to the dramatic landscapes of Lake Mývatn, these unique locations provide a stunning backdrop for any production. Our location scouting experts at Film Húsavík can help you find the perfect geothermal area for your production needs.

Geothermal Locations

Námaskarð is a geothermal area located near Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland. The area has captivated filmmakers with its surreal, otherworldly landscapes and was one of the training areas for the Apollo astronauts during their 1960s field trips to Iceland. Its bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and vibrant mineral deposits create a visually stunning and alien-like setting. Hverir’s dramatic geothermal activity has served as a backdrop for various film and television productions.

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Þeistareykir geothermal area, located just a few minute drive from Húsavík, offers captivating geothermal landscapes for filmmakers. Its expansive geothermal fields, bubbling hot springs, and the nearby power station create an otherworldly atmosphere. This unique setting serves as a backdrop for diverse film and TV projects, combining nature’s beauty with industrial intrigue, making Þeistareykir an alluring and versatile filming location.

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See also: [ Filming Inside Vatnajökull National Park: Rules and Guidelines ]