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In recent years Iceland has become a popular place for major film productions and TV shows, first and foremost due to breathtaking landscapes, black sand beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and lava fields. North Iceland offers all of these while being hailed as a winter paradise and an excellent location for viewing the Northern Lights. These attributes are the main reason why film and TV producers choose North Iceland for their projects.

Examples of such films and TV shows include Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Oblivion, Prometheus, The Tree of Life, Noah, The Fate of the Furious, Under an Arctic Sky, Game of Thrones, and Trapped.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Netflix's comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The story of Fire Saga, is about a band that dreams of winning the famous song contest. Iceland has never produced the winning song, but the band is hopeful that they can be the first Icelanders to do so. Born in Húsavík in North Iceland, the characters called Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Eriksdottir, surprisingly make it all the way to the contest with a little help from the elves.

Húsavík plays a large part in the film, with it's beautiful landscape and the magnificent Skjálfandi bay where the whales live - and as it says in the song, it's because the people from Húsavík are gentle people. If you visit Húsavík we recommend taking the Fire and Saga Tour. The film showcases this well, and the Northern lights as well. In North Iceland, there is a 95% chance of seeing the Northern lights if you stay for 5 or more nights.


Set in 2077, this futuristic film tells the story of a man tasked with extracting Earth's remaining resources. What he thinks is real comes crumbling down when a stranger appears on a downed spacecraft, triggering a chain of events leading to his attempt to save mankind.

Starring Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko, the filmmakers utilized the landscape of North Iceland to create visually stunning scenes.