The Vatnajökull Glacier National Park
For the second installment of our On Set in Iceland series, we’ll take a look at the majestic Vatnajökull Glacier. This is by far one of the more popular areas in Iceland for filming. The Vatnajökull Glacier is Iceland's largest glacier by far. It's vast expanse covers a large portion of the island and it has 30+ outlet glaciers (this is one place some of the names can get a bit confusing). Icelandic Mountain Guides offers dozens of glacier tours on and around Vatnajökull, including the Svinafellsjökull outlet glacier tongue.
Speaking of the otherworldly blue ice glacier Svinafellsjökull, you will be able to get an up close taste of the awe Christopher Nolan must have felt when he chose this location to shoot a few pretty big deal movies. This was deemed the perfect location for scenes from the epic film “Interstellar” and it's not a hard stretch of the imagination to see why! He chose this jagged, ethereal landscape to represent an multiple extraterrestrial landscapes. For this epic film about space and time travel, wormholes and finding a new home for humanity, we'd say Vatnajökull pretty much nailed it!