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Cinematic Landscapes - The Iceland TV and Movie Sites Tour

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

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:10 Days/9 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Follow the footsteps of James Bond, Lara Croft, Walter Mitty, and other adventurous fictional characters as you create your own blockbuster holiday.

On this exciting self-drive holiday you'll visit the most famous movie and television filming locations in Iceland. You'll experience iconic scenery, and unique geographical phenomena such as hot springs, glaciers, volcanoes, and black sand beaches.

There are some days when you will not encounter any filming locations, but fear not:  the sights in Iceland still provide you with some otherworldly experiences!

During the tour, expect to take part in some fun tasks and challenges, making your Iceland holiday even more entertaining.

Though numerous movies have been filmed in Iceland, this tour highlights the following:

  • Batman Begins
  • Calculator
  • Die Another Day (James Bond)
  • Fast and Furious 8
  • Faust
  • Flags of our Fathers
  • Fortitude
  • Game of Thrones
  • Hostel II
  • Interstellar
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Noah
  • Oblivion
  • Pawn Sacrifice
  • Prometheus
  • Stardust
  • Star Trek
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Thor:  the Dark World
  • Tomb Raider

What's in it for you?

  • Worry free travelling
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Safety first! Free SIM card worth 2000 ISK to phone us in case of a travel hiccup or an emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day and hunt for northern lights in the evening.

Important:

  • 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

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
  • Detailed road map
  • Detailed Travel Booklet
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • 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

 

**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.

Map

 
 

Day 1: Keflavik – Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca135km / 83miles

 

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

Approximate distance: ca142km / 88miles

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

Approximate distance: ca145km / 90miles

 

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.

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

Approximate distance: ca272km / 169miles

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

 

Highlights:

Hofn   |Seydisfjordur
 

Day 5: Hofn - Seydisfjordur

Approximate distance: ca213km / 132miles

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 Mittyas 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

 

Highlights:

Seydisfjordur  |Hofn
 

Day 6: Seydisfjordur – Myvatn

Approximate distance: ca201km / 124miles

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

 

Highlights:

Dettifoss  |Seydisfjordur  |Hverfjall  |Mývatn
 

Day 7: Lake Myvatn - Akureyri

Approximate distance: ca91km / 57miles

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

 

Highlights:

Godafoss  |Akureyri
 

Day 8: Akureyri – Stykkisholmur

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

 

Highlights:

Akureyri  |Stykkishólmur
 

Day 9: Stykkisholmur - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

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

Approximate distance: ca52km / 32miles

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.

 

 
 

Iceland Travel offers different types of self-drive categories, where the main difference between each category is the accommodation which allows you to create an Iceland experience fitting your travel style.

Take a look at the accommodation categories here below and let us know your selection during the booking process.

 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September
May and September are offered with a 15% discount of below prices

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3960215120881836x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4032218721241854x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar40322187212418541881
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar42392286219619081917
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar42932322220519171926
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar43472349222319351944
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar43832376224119441944
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar44462403225919531962
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar48782610239420702052
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar49862673244820972079
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar55442952261922322178
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar57873069270022862232

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

For the travel period 1st July - 15th August

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar4239230422321962x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4311234022771980x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar43112340227719802016
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar45362448234920432052
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar45902484235820522061
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar46532511237620702079
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar46892538239420792079
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar47612574242120882097
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar52202790256522142196
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar53372862261922412223
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar59313159279923852331
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar61923285288924482385
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3411193518811611x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3483197118991629x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar34831971189916291656
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar36902079197116831710
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar37442106198917101719
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar37982133200717191728
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar38342151201617281737
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar39062178204317461746
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar43292394218718451827
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar44372448222318721854
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar49952727240320161962
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar52382844249320792016

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3654207020161728x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3726210620341746x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar37262106203417461773
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar39512223210618001827
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar40052250212418271836
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar40682286215118361845
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar41042304216018451863
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar41762331218718721872
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar46352565234019711953
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar47522619237620071980
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar53462916257421602097
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar56073042266422232160
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar2916170116561395x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2979173716831413x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar29791737168314131449
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar319771827173714671485
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar32221854175514851494
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar32761881177314941503
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar33211899179115031512
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar33751926180915211521
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar39062205193516111602
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar40232259197116471629
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar45542520214217641728
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar47972637230418271773

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3123181817731494x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3186186318001512x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar31861863180015121548
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar342181953186315661593
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar34471980188115931602
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar35012016189916021611
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar35552034191716111620
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar36092061193516291629
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar41762358207017281710
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar43022421210617641746
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar48692700229518901845
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar51302826246619531899

 

Superior Self-Drive Holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 78 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

 

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 49 EUR in Category Comfort and 70 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.  

Discounts & special offers

15% discount for departures in May and September

Children rate

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

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 54 / GBP 41 / USD 62 / CAD 83  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. EUR 27 / GBP 21 / USD 31 / CAD 41 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 8 / USD 13 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.

 


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

 

Rooms

  • 1 Person = 1 single room
  • 2 Persons = 1 double/twin room
  • 3 Persons = 1 double/twin + 1 single room
  • 4 Persons = 2 double/twin rooms
  • 5 Persons = 2 double/twin + 1 single room

Car Rental

Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.

Accommodation

Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.

 
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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.br /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

 

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