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Frozen II inspired by South Iceland´s landscape

Disney’s Frozen 2 is the latest film to give the spectacular Icelandic landscape a starring role, more particular South Iceland´s landscape. Visitors can retrace the magical landscapes across South Iceland’s regions which helped inspire the eagerly awaited new adventures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, in cinemas on November 22.

From black-sand beaches and geysers, to volcanoes and cascading waterfalls, film fanatics can follow in the footsteps of Disney’s filmmakers who visited South Iceland’s magical landscapes to be inspired for the latest Frozen film.  

Visitors can visit the following locations for an awe-inspiring getaway: 

Reynisfjara, Iceland’s famed black-sand beach

Located near the village of Vík, Reynisfjara is voted one of the most beautiful black-sand beaches in the world. Travelers can immerse themselves in the sound of the roaring Atlantic waves while being surrounded by enormous basalt rocks.


Svínafellsjökull glacier and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Both Svínafellsjökull glacier and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon are part of the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. 

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2004. When Viking settlers arrived in the 10th century it was the site they chose as the meeting place of Alþingi, the world’s oldest parliament. It's perfect for nature lovers: guests can walk between continental plates and see beautiful nature rich in colors that change with the seasons.

Gullfoss waterfall

Translated to ‘Golden Falls,’ Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, found in the Hvítá river canyon in southwest Iceland. The water in the Hvítá river travels from the glacier Langjökull, before cascading 32 meters down Gullfoss’ two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power. 

Strokkur geyser

Known as the most active sprouting hot spring in South Iceland, the Strokkur geyser puts on a magical show for visitors every four to 10 minutes, blasting water to heights of around 15 to 20 meters. 


Photo credits: Cecile Burban and copyright © Disney 2019

For the French virsion of the song "Into the Unknown" (e. Dans un autre monde) was mostly shot in South Iceland locations. As you can see here below:

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn