The Viking Village

Chapters

Basic Information

  • The Viking Village was originally created as a prop for a movie. 
  • Located in East Iceland. 
  • GPS: 64.26057, -14.98533

Tapping into unique places is so refreshing. Each time you get to see something new and interesting. Talking about new and interesting must include a film set based on an ancient Viking village. Are you someone who is psyched about the history of the arctic country? Or like to visit the locations which tell you all about the Vikings? If the answer is yes, then this majestic film prop is for you. 

The set is situated on the massive land of a local farmer. It was constructed in 2010. The film set was supposed to be used for a movie produced by Universal Studios. There is a local Viking Café, near the location of the film set, built to entertain guests. When you pass out of the sight of the local Viking Café, you can see the dummy ancient civilization in the distance. Set amidst the shadow of the massive mountains, the film set looks authentic because of the rich natural beauty of the arctic country. The farmer’s horses graze nearby on the fields, lending a real ancient touch to the film set. Once you have entered the village walls, you can see around and roam as you like.

Viking village in Iceland

Artistic Brilliance at its Peak

You can observe the fine detailing of the film set. The visit here will also allow you to know more about the creation of the film sets. The set designer’s knowledge is commendable as the minutest of details are beautifully done around the set.

If you are a researcher, studying Viking history, you can take extensive notes about how the people in ancient times lived, when there was no technology. The reliance on technology has drastically changed our lives.

Viking village in Iceland

The amazing feature of the entire construction of the film set in the buildings. The visitors can open the wooden doors and peek inside. You can experience top-notch realism, without even getting a hint that the whole place is fabricated. The buildings are not the only example of the Viking civilization, the designer film set also comes equipped with a dungeon situated beneath a giant artificial boulder.

The movie could not be made here due to the monetary issues in the construction. For more than a decade, the place has been waiting to be used. The updated news about the place is that Universal studios acquired the rights to produce Vikingr, a movie directed by the Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur. The shoot may take place soon, till then you can always have a look at the dense and opulent culture of the land of fire and ice.

Reaching the Viking Village

The visitors have to head east for about three miles on Route 1, from Höfn. Once you reach the edge of the road, there is a gravel road for about half a mile that you have to take. The visitors will then spot a cafe where the fee is 800 ISK to enter. The film set is situated on a 10-minute walk. Next to the film set you will see the stunning Stokksnes black sand beach and Vestrahorn mountain in the back. 

Viking village in Iceland

Viking Village on a map

Interesting locations in the area

Locations
Hotels & Restaurants

More Nearby Locations

Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja Church | The Most Famous Landmark in Reykjavik

sunset at the sun Voyager in Reykjavik

The Sun Voyager | Experience the Best Views in Reykjavik

Seljalandsfoss walk behind waterfall in south Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall: A Natural Beauty in South Iceland

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Popular Articles
No data was found
Most Popular Tours
0 Reviews
0.0/5

Active Volcano & the Blue Lagoon

Duration

10 hours

Available

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

Medium Groups

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departure

Morning
0 Reviews
0.0/5

Northern Lights & Hot Chocolate – Minibus Tour

Duration

4 hours

Available

Sep – Mar

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

Small Groups

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departure

Evening
0 Reviews
0.0/5

Active Volcano Tour – Family Friendly

Duration

5 hours

Available

All year

Difficulty

Moderate

Group size

Medium Groups

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departure

Evening
0 Reviews
0.0/5

Active Volcano Tour – Geldingadalur Erupting volcano

Duration

7 hours

Available

All year

Difficulty

Moderate

Group size

Small Groups

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departure

Afternoon
0 Reviews
0.0/5

Crystal Ice Cave & Northern Lights | Day Tour from Reykjavik

Duration

14 – 16 hours

Available

Nov – Apr

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

Small Groups

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departure

Morning

Subscribe for Updates

New Travel Guides, Tours, Icelandic Locations, Travel Plans & Itineraries every week!

Most Popular things to do in Iceland

Northern Lights Tours

Ice Cave Tours

Sightseeing Tours

Hiking Tours

Snowmobile Tours

Whale Watching & Puffins Tours

Glacier Hiking Tours

Horse Riding Tours

Hot Spring Tours

Top Attractions in Iceland

Seljalandsfoss

Reynisfjara

Gullfoss

Skaftafell

Skógafoss

Jökulsárlón

Þórsmörk

Kirkjufell

Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon

Explore Iceland by Region

Golden Circle

South Iceland

Snaefellsnes

West Iceland

East Iceland

North Iceland

Westfjords

Highlands

Reykjanes

Hidden Gems