The main reason why the land used to film scenes in Flags of our Fathers was left relatively untouched was the “sincere will of the producers to treat nature with respect,” reports Morgunbladid. The conduct of the film crew was “exemplary” and almost no marks were left behind. “It won’t be long until few notice that this land was used to film one of the biggest movie projects in Iceland’s history,” said Andrés Arnalds, a manager at Iceland’s Land Preservation Agency.
Andrés also credits “excellent preparations” by production and service companyTrueNorth, and the fact that fewer scenes were filmed than originally planned, in how well the land was left. But most importantly, according to Andrés, was the sincere will of the producers to treat nature with respect.
Before filming started the Environmental Commission of Hafnarfjördur had opposed issuing a license to film. Now it is said that the land was preserved better than could ever have been hoped for.
According to news reports the film crew left the location in Krýsuvík in pristine conditions and even left behind a gift to nature lovers in the area, which the township of Hafnarfjördur decided to keep, a path to the mountain Arnarfell.