Filming in Iceland by TrueNorth Iceland

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Nordic Hollywood

With glaciers, caves and vastly blanketed fields of snow, the magical force of Icelandic nature is in high demand in the film industry. And Game of Thrones gave Iceland a nod for being a go-to hub in their thank-you-speech at the 70th Emmy Awards.

When otherworldly landscapes are needed, Iceland is on the top of the list – from waterfalls and largescale glaciers to sharp cliffs and peculiarly shaped mountain tops. It all makes it possible for filmmakers to create a powerful atmosphere and mystique, including the contrast of bright summer nights and winter’s Northern Lights. While the Northern Lights dance like colorful ribbons across the sky – the summer nights offer vast natural light and long shooting days.

Countless film and television content has been shot and produced on our Nordic island for the past decade or so. Icelanders are avid moviegoers and are thrilled about how the industry has been growing and evolving over the last few years. We’re always ready for new challenges and are quick to roll up our sleeves and get the jobs done. We offer talent for both shooting and post-production.

Established Icelandic production companies, like Truenorth, are prime players in positioning Iceland as a global hub for Hollywood and international film producers. Founded in 2003, Truenorth has been involved in an extensive list of feature films and TV shows filmed in Iceland as this trailer showcases.

Iceland’s State Treasury supports the industry and offers a 25% discount off production costs when filming in Iceland.

 

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