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Side Road to Iceland’s Dettifoss Closed Due to Filming

By Iceland Review

A side road which leads to the waterfall Dettifoss to the east of the Hólasandur plains will be closed to traffic on July 21-22 due to filming of Prometheus, a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott and produced by 20th Century Fox. However, travelers will be able to enter the Hólasandur plains.


Dettifoss. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Organized excursions to Dettifoss will take travelers to the western banks of the waterfall, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall, where the production team will not be interrupted.

Rather than taking their own photographs, the producers ask visitors to accept a complementary CD containing photos by a professional photographer.

The search and rescue association ICE-SAR and the staff of Icelandic production company True North will be available for assistance should travelers need information on how to get to Dettifoss.

The film crew is currently filming on the Dómadalsleid mountain road (F225) until July 18; the road is open to travelers.

The Icelandic Road Administration has put up signs marking a temporary back road and further road information is accessible on their official website.

Click here to read more about Prometheus.


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