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Iceland Plays Big Part in BBC Documentary

Iceland and the Icelandic landscape are given considerable attention in the BBC documentary series How Earth Made Us by the Scottish earth scientist Iain Stewart, which premiered on BBC 2 in the UK on January 19.

Skógafoss waterfall. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to Fréttabladid, the series features the different elements and Iceland is included in the episode about water.

In that episode, which was shown on February 2, Stewart is seen flying in a paramotor above Skógafoss waterfall. It also includes diving scenes from the Silfra rift in Thingvellir National Park and shots from the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.

Icelandic production company Filmus assisted the BBC 2 crew with shooting. Twenty people were involved in the Iceland shots, ten local and ten British crew members.

“They were here for a week of shooting; the main emphasis was placed on water, from the source to where it runs to the sea,” said executive producer of Filmus Arnar Knútsson.

In addition to the paramotor, kayaks, snowmobiles and helicopters were used for the shots.

Click here to watch the paramotor scene on YouTube.

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