GENERAL INFORMATION

Capital

Reykjavik. Aptly named after its dramatic environment, 'Smoky Bay' is Iceland’s main hub and home of two thirds of the Icelandic nation.

Steeped in Nordic history, Reykjavik continues to preserve and celebrate its Icelandic national heritage while being recognised as a vibrant, progressive city.

Characterised by a coastline of peninsulas, mountains and islands, this eruption-forged capital encapsulates Iceland's inspiring landscape.


National Language

Icelandic. English and other languages are widely spoken.


Total Area

103,333 Km2 (39,770 sq mi)


Population

1st Jan 2016 - 334.000


Location

Iceland is an island nation in the North Atlantic. Approximately a 5 hour flight from New York City and a 3 hour flight from London.


Electrical current

The electrical current in Iceland is 220 volts, 50 HZ AC. Most electrical outlets are DIN - German industrial standard, two round pins.


Currency

Icelandic Krona (ISK)


Time

Despite its Mid - Atlantic location, Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year around, no daylight savings changes.

25% TAX INCENTIVES

The spectacular landscape isn’t the only benefit of filming in Iceland. Recently the State Treasury of Iceland launched a reimbursement plan where producers will receive a 25% rebate on all production cost incurred whilst filming on Icelandic soil.

The rebate is only applicable for feature film and television production, the plan does not cover the production of commercials or music videos.

Truenorth is confidently familiar with this legal- and economical procedure and has overseen all aspects of this process on more than a dozen foreign projects. All related process and documentation, is handled by us to ensure effective delivery of this reimbursement.

ACCOMMODATION

Iceland is home to an impressive range of accommodation all around the island. Options vary from hotels to guesthouses, and trailers and tents, depending on the location and time of year. Part of Truenorth’s overall service, is finding accommodation for the crew of films or advertisements, in the vicinity of the preferred setting.

WEATHER

There are some variations in the climate between different areas of the island. The South coast experiences warmer, wetter and windier weather than its Northern counterpart. The pleasant temperature of the North Atlantic current provides a more comfortable annual climate than most places of similar latitude on the planet.

For more detailed, seasonal information, visit the Icelandic - en.vedur.is/

TRANSPORT

Flights link Iceland with more than 60 destinations in Europe and North America, with daily flights to over 25 gateways. Flight times from London to Iceland last approximately 3 hours and 5 hours from New York.

Iceland has 103 registered airports of various sizes, four of which can receive large airplanes or cargo. Domestic flights service Iceland's main regional communities, and the duration of the flights is less than one hour from Reykjavik to any airport within Iceland. Keflavik International Airport is the main hub for international transport.

Transferring cargo by ship is equally easy with regular routes to and from major ports in Europe and the US.

Shipping to Europe takes between 5-7 days and to North America approx. 12 days.

Once in Iceland the most common mode of tranport is by vechicle. There is one national highway which circles the island 1332km(827 mi) callled the 'Ring Road'. Accessing remote locations is made easier by this national highway.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

A valid passport is required when visiting Iceland, only citizens of Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, are exempt from this. Iceland is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

Legally visitors to Iceland should carry a passport valid for 3 months beyond their extended stay.

Click here for all relevant Visa requirements.