Following the filming locations in south
Many movies have been filmed in Iceland. Untouched wild nature or the glaciers which look like out of planet earth. Perfect for a sci-fi locations. This was the case for Interstellar. Scenes have been filmed at Svínafellsjökull, east of Skaftafell, an outlet glacier of largest glacier in Iceland – Vatnajökull.
Mentioned glacier and ice cave were our main attractions of the trip. While driving I found out that also Justin Bieber shoot one of his videoclips in Iceland. Are you fan of him? Good for you! I am NOT. But I recommend you to have a look anyway!
Pure Icelandic nature, most of the locations are actually in south Iceland. We visited majority of these. Justin Bieber will show you south Iceland in summer. Now get ready for a winter edition in our way! Can you recognize the places?
- classmate I met while studying at NTU in UK
- her brother
- silver Toyota Yaris
- me with all camera equipment
Wake-up in 6am, quick breakfast and after 7am early departure from Bifröst direction Reykjavik. Now when I think about it I can’t believe we wake up so early. Guys arrived at 11pm evening before and we went sleep around 1 or 2am. As we approached the Reykjavik sky changed from complete darkness to dark blue.
In Reykjavik we had a stop to pick-up crampons. We experienced delay in our schedule already in morning. Guy from rental found out too late that he has ready just two crampons for us.
Anyway call to his friends who owns outdoor shop solved the problem. We got the directions for a shop and hurried up to pick up missing pair of crampons ourselves. In the shop we arrived just before opening hours. Shop assistant was cleaning the floor. We have been welcomed by cup of coffee and tips for safe hiking at glaciers.
This is that type of place which many tourists miss but it is conveniently close to Seljalandsfoss. Just two minutes by car or short walk. To see the waterfall you have to climb a little bit and use a chains to get to the viewpoint. But it was worth it!
Swimming in Seljavalalaug
A point where we put our car into challenge. A steep road, in few places deep snow and rails from bigger cars made it for our low-rider a tough experience. From top of the cliff we had a great view on surroundings. As it got darker this was our last stop in a first day.
On the road