Íslandi in Film

Well, Iceland has always been a place of wonder. From the crystal ice-strewn black sand shorelines to the moss-covered lava fields. Oh, let's not forget Eyjafjallajökull and the more recent Barðabunga. Iceland is a Geologist´s wet dream. Lunar landscapes, treacherous slopes and columnar basalt; Iceland is another world. And that's exactly the kind of storytelling that comes out of Iceland.

Astronauts in Interstellar at Svínafellsjökull just east of Skaftafell.

Astronauts in Interstellar at Svínafellsjökull just east of Skaftafell.

Tom Cruise in Oblivion, Earls Peak, Iceland. Two hours outside of Reyjkavík, Highlands. Great soundtrack.

Tom Cruise in Oblivion, Earls Peak, Iceland. Two hours outside of Reyjkavík, Highlands. Great soundtrack.

Prometheus, part of the Alien series filmed northeast right at Dettifoss; the most powerful waterfall on the European plate.

Prometheus, part of the Alien series filmed northeast right at Dettifoss; the most powerful waterfall on the European plate.

Darren Aronofsky's Noah, the final scene was filmed at the cave at Reynisfjara.

Darren Aronofsky's Noah, the final scene was filmed at the cave at Reynisfjara.

Fun fact: Medieval Europeans used to write Iceland into their stories as the gateway to hell, and later Jules Verne's entryway into the center of the earth.

Skál!