News
Walter Mitty Tour Boycotts Film Location In The East

Walter Mitty Tour Boycotts Film Location In The East

Published December 28, 2013

Residents in Seyðisfjörður are surprised why the Walter Mitty tours that went on sale last week don’t include East Iceland, where a large portion of Ben Stiller’s new movie was filmed.

As reported, Iceland plays a huge role in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which premiered this week. So much so that an Icelandic travel agency has decided to offer tourists and fans of the movie to retrace the steps of Walter Mitty around Iceland.

However, the seven day self-drive tour only takes you around Snæfellsnes peninsula and the South Coast, even though very few scenes were filmed in the southern part of Iceland.

Regional news website, Austurfrétt, points out that the travel agency completely boycotts East Iceland, which provided some of the greatest scenery in the film.

Quite a few scenes were filmed in Seyðisfjörður and on Fjarðarheiði heath in the autumn 2012, amongst them the spectacular scene where Walter Mitty (played by Stiller himself) skateboards along the road upon the heath.

According to Iceland Travel’s website, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty self-drive tour consists of one night in Reykjavík, then two nights in Vík with a quick look at the Golden Circle, some waterfalls, Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón on the way.

Most of these places are not seen in the film but are some of Iceland’s natural treasures and “Even though your plan is to see all things Walter Mitty, you can’t visit Iceland without seeing the most popular sights,” the website reads.

The fourth day brings the traveller to Þingvellir National Park. Again, not a place seen in the film, and then it’s off to Borgarfjörður for the night – dropping in at the bakery in Borgarnes where some filming went on – before spending a day in Snæfellsnes peninsula, visting town Stykkishólmur where a few scenes were also filmed.

The last day is then spent in the Reykjavík area, with a trip to the Blue Lagoon is recommended, without it having anything to do with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.



News
First Flights Between Keflavík & Akureyri Cancelled Due To Weather

First Flights Between Keflavík & Akureyri Cancelled Due To Weather

by

Domestic airline service Air Iceland announced that the long-awaited direct flights between Keflavík and Akureyri began today. However, high winds

News
Drone Ban For Downtown Reykjavík Now In Effect

Drone Ban For Downtown Reykjavík Now In Effect

by

The Icelandic Transport Authority has finally authorised regulations for the use of drones in downtown Reykjavík. While not outright banned,

News
More Icelanders Want More Granted Asylum Than Do Not

More Icelanders Want More Granted Asylum Than Do Not

by

While the largest portion of Icelanders believe “a comfortable number” of asylum seekers are granted asylum, a larger percentage believe

News
Second Round Of Airwaves Artists Announced

Second Round Of Airwaves Artists Announced

by

The organisers of Iceland Airwaves have just released another batch of artists to be performing at this November’s music festival.

News
New Bill Would Lower Voting Age To 16 For Municipal Elections

New Bill Would Lower Voting Age To 16 For Municipal Elections

by

A new bill, supported by MPs from every party except the Progressive Party, would if passed into law lower the

News
No Kind Of Traveling Weather Tomorrow

No Kind Of Traveling Weather Tomorrow

by

Don’t let the sunny skies and still winds in Reykjavík right now fool you: the Icelandic Met Office warns that

Show Me More!