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Cinematic Landscapes - The Iceland TV and Movie Sites Tour

10 days
9 nights

Rates

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Rates:

$ 2,250.00 (Budget )
$ 2,580.00 (Economy )
$ 2,880.00 (Comfort )
$ 2,995.00 (Superior - only available upon request)

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old:  $74 per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. $31 per rental.
Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. $ 13 per rental. Payable on spot.

 

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 

Included:

  • Accommodation for 9 nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Rental car for 9 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT (Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher)
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • A Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion (for guests arriving from 1. May)
      The app includes:
    • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
    • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of the Iceland road trip
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English
  • One SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland.
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes

Itinerary:

Travel through the world's most spectacular film set! This is the perfect holiday for movie enthusiasts and avid travelers alike.

 

Day 1  : Keflavik – Reykjavik (83 mi)

Flags of our Fathers – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Hostel II

Having cleared customs, collect your rental car and make your way to the first scene of your very own Hollywood blockbuster!

Head south through the barren lava landscape to Sandvik, set along the coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula. These black sandy beaches were chosen to portray the island fortress of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers (2006). Not far from Sandvik, you'll find the fishing village of Gardur. While this little village is primarily known for bird watching, it was also featured in the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), in a scene where Ben Stiller takes a leap of faith and jumps out of a helicopter into the Atlantic Ocean.

Next on your itinerary is the place that director Eli Roth compared to an "outdoor spa on the moon" — the Blue Lagoon. This otherworldly location was used in the film Hostel II (2007). That may have been a horror movie, but in reality the Blue Lagoon is an oasis of calm relaxation. We recommend a soothing soak in the milky waters, preferably with a silica mud mask covering your face.

Head to Hveragerdi for your overnight accommodation.

Day 2  : Reykjavik - Golden Circle (88 mi)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Game of Thrones - Faust

Travel onwards to Thingvellir, Iceland's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage area. In the summer of 2013, the park was used as a set for Season Four of Game of Thrones. For those looking to explore a bit more, the park offers many hiking options, such as a short walk to Oxararfoss waterfall.

From Thingvellir, you have the chance to take a detour along the picturesque Nesjavallaleid route which offers another familiar glimpse into The Secret Life of Walter Mitty;this is the location of the "I'm on my way to a volcano" scene where Walter rides his bike along the geothermal water pipes lining the road.

Head onward to the geothermal area of Geysir, where geysers, mud pools and thermal springs have been attracting visitors to the area of the original geyser for centuries. Strangely enough, the area has never been featured in a Hollywood production. From Geysir, it will only take you about 20 minutes to reach the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, which was featured in period piece Faust (2010).

Overnight: Golden Circle area

Day 3  : South Coast - Vik (255 mi)

Faust - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Noah – Game of Thrones – Thor II

Start your morning exploring the barren landscapes of Mt. Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. In the movie Prometheus (2012), the crew travels back and forth from their space ship to the alien base by driving across the barren alien wasteland that lies below the mountain.

Onwards to the renowned Eyjafjallajokull volcano that was also a setting in the German movie Faust. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, the powerful glacier capped volcano is spectacular as it is, full of rich history and various activities that you can enjoy nearby.

As you travel the area around the volcano , you'll witness one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss, which has appeared in Thor II: The Dark World (2013) and in the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Notice the open fields that surround you as you experience this waterfall. You can even climb stairs that take you above the top of the falls for a panoramic view.

Continue onwards to the dramatic black sands of Reynisfjara beach, where Russell Crowe prepared his ark for the coming of the flood in the 2014 movie Noah; and the impressive rock formations created a stark volcanic atmosphere in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013).

The last stretch of the day will be in the area of Vik where, at the foot of Myrdalsjokull Glacier, you'll find Hofdabrekka. This area was used to film the scenes in the treacherous Frostfangs in Game of Thrones. During shooting, the cast and crew stayed in and around Vik, the southernmost town in Iceland. East of Vik is Myrdalssandur, one of the locations used for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

For those wishing to visit the black sand landscape of Thor II’s ‘Svartalfheim’, the Dark Elves realm, you should book a category 5 rental car or higher so that you can visit the otherworldly Landmannalaugar wilderness area.

Overnight: Vik area

Day 4  : Vik - Hofn (169 mi)

Calculator - Tomb Raider - James Bond - Batman Begins - Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Prometheus - Interstellar

Leaving Vik behind, head eastwards to the black sand plains of Myrdalssandur. The Russian sci-fi thriller Calculator, starring footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones, was filmed here. Continue towards Vatnjokull National Park, where you'll find familiar landscapes from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Batman Begins (2005), James Bond: Die Another Day (2002), and Interstellar (2014).

Overnight: Hofn area

Day 5  : Hofn - Seydisfjordur (132 mi)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Fortitude - Stardust

Enjoy an early morning stroll through the town of Hofn, which should look familiar from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as this is where here they filmed the scene where Walter Mitty lands in Nuuk, Greenland.

Next you will head east towards the town of Seydisfjordur, passing locations such as Stokksnes, where scenes for the fantasy film Stardust were filmed. As you cross Fjardarheidi between Egilsstadir and Seydisfjordur, it's finally time to take out the skateboard (not included) to re-create that epic skateboarding moment from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty .

You might also stop in Reydarfjordur the town used as a filming locations for the BBC crime series Fortitude (2015).

Overnight: Seydisfjordur

Day 6  : Seydisfjordur – Myvatn (124 mi)

Prometheus - Oblivion - Thor II

The volcanic landscape of northeast Iceland is rich with lakes, mountains, plains, rivers and lava deserts. For this reason, the area has been used as practice grounds for astronauts preparing for outer space. Film makers also find it the perfect backdrop for movies taking place in outer space.

Today you'll visit Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, which has become even more famous for its film roles. These include the opening scene of the film Prometheus, part of Asgard in Thor II, and Oblivion (2013), where the the charred, barren, post-apocalyptic remains of the Earth we once knew are actually just North Iceland.

Another film site worth a visit today is Hrossaborg crater, which was the set for an old, destroyed baseball stadium in Oblivion.

Overnight: Lake Myvatn area

Day 7  : Lake Myvatn - Akureyri (57 mi)

Game of Thrones – Fast and Furious

Today you will be entering the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for North of the Wall in the third season of Game of Thrones (2013) were filmed. After a day of beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, unusual lava rock formations, steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools and mysterious landscapes, it will become apparent why the Game of Thrones production crew were drawn to this area. The film crew of the action movie Fast and Furious 8 also filmed around the lake area in the winter of 2016. The last stop before today will be the majestic Waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss. According to the Icelandic Sagas, the waterfall draws its name from Thorgeir of Ljosavatn throwing his statues of the heathen gods into the falls after Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000.

Overnight: Akureyri

Day 8  : Akureyri – Stykkisholmur (218 mi)

Approximate distance: ca352km / 218miles

Drive from Akureyri to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula through a countryside full of history and beautiful scenery. On this route you will pass by locations from several Icelandic Sagas which hopefully will one day be depicted in their own theatrical masterpieces.

Overnight: Stykkisholmur

Day 9  : Stykkisholmur - Reykjavik (186 mi)

Walter Mitty – Journey to the Center of the Earth – Pawn Sacrifice- Fast & Furious

A bright and early start will take you to filming locations from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, such as Stykkisholmur, which stands in for Greenland in various scenes; the village Grundarfjordur ,which was used as filming location for the Greenlandic port where Walter arrives after boarding the boat Erkigsnek; and the nearby Berserkjahraun Lava Field.

Scenes from the historical drama Pawn Sacrifice (2016) starring Tobey Maguire, were also shot in Grundarfjordur, so keep your eyes open!

As you continue along the peninsula you’ll pass Snaefellsjokull glacier, which in Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth, was said to be the entrance to the centre of the Earth. A movie inspired by the book, starring Brendan Fraser and Icelandic actress Anita Briem, was shot in Iceland in 2008. However, the scenes for Snaefellsjokull were actually not filmed there, but at Langjokull glacier.

As you head back to the capital city, stop for a visit in Akranes town, where scenes from Fast and Furious 8 were filmed.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 10  : Departure (32 mi)

Return to Keflavik Airport

Every movie must come to an end, and so it is with your journey. Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on you arrival day.*

**Please note that the package price is based on 9 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 10 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 9 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer.

Notes:

  • You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car category 5.0 or higher.
  • We recommend car category 2.0 or higher for this itinerary