Film industry

The diverse landscape of Skagafjörður offers almost infinite possibilities for film locations. The majestic mountains that surround the valley of Skagafjörður set the magnificent scenery both summer and wintertime. Lakes, rivers, fields and the open ocean can provide the beautiful surroundings that your scene needs on a calm summer day but can be as well attractive on a cold winter day even if it is storming. The unique location of Iceland ensures long daylight hours in the summertime and even in late winter, while we still have the ground covered in snow. The advantages for locations in Skagafjorður are the accessibility of the locations. With most everything you can whish for within one hour of driving, you can access almost every location with your vehicles and crew.
A small cluster of filmmakers is cultivating in Skagafjörður. Experienced and educated film directors live in the area and several experienced lightning and sound specialists are also in the area. The various service industry and museums can help as well creating the credible surroundings you need, both with stage building and props. Further information on film locations in Northwest Iceland is available on
Well developed hospitality industry is the icing on the cake, making you and your team comfortable while you stay with us.
Iceland offers film producers that produce films in Iceland tax incentives. Further information on this ordering is accessible on


The municipality of Skagafjörður
Skagafirðingabraut 21   |   550 Sauðárkrókur   |   Tel: +354 455 6000   |   Fax: +354 455 6001   |