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Where Was Love on Iceland Filmed?

Published: 17/09/2020

Have you watched Love on Iceland yet? This Hallmark movie is a romantic winter tale of love and friendship, set in the beautiful Land of Fire and Ice.

But where was Love on Iceland filmed? In Iceland!

Rather than shooting in wintry parts of North America, like Canada, Hallmark decided to film on location in Iceland this time. That’s probably because the country’s awe-inspiring natural sights simply cannot be replicated elsewhere!

In Love on Iceland, the group of friends travel to some of the country’s top natural attractions. The lucky cast and crew spent a month filming scenes and enjoying downtime in Iceland. They clearly loved their time here and shared some of their favourite moments on Instagram.

Keep reading to discover the Love on Iceland filming locations and hear what the cast members thought about Iceland.

It’s amazing to be in Iceland for this movie. You couldn’t recreate this experience anywhere else in the world."
- Colin Donnell (Charlie)


1. Svínafellsjökull glacier

If you’ve been to Iceland and visited the glaciers, you might recognise Svínafellsjökull from one of the movie scenes. This incredible glacier is located in Skaftafell Nature Reserve and you can actually walk on the ice during a guided glacier hike.

Here you can see the cast gathering in front of Svínafellsjökull for a group photo. It must’ve been a pretty surreal place to film that scene!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The first day of shooting was taking a helicopter ride to a glacier. I kept saying it doesn’t feel real."
- Kaitlin Doubleday (Chloe)

2. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

In one of the early scenes in Love on Iceland, the friends stand in awe while admiring Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The big blue icebergs, glassy waters and southern edge of Vatnajökull glacier are even more spectacular in real life than they are in the movie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iceland you’re even more beautiful than I’d anticipated

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Come here and you could see the ice calving into the lagoon from the glacier before floating towards the sea. And you might also spot a seal playing in the water like the characters did.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This is really hard work 🙄 #LoveOnIceland #Hallmark #sarcasm #ILoveIceland

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You’re seeing this group of friends traipse through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. They’re seeing waterfalls, caves, glaciers and lagoons and you can’t help but want to experience that for yourself."
- Colin Donnell (Charlie)

3. Ice caves

Watching this film, you might imagine that the ice caves are fake. The characters explore caverns of bright blue ice that look like something out of this world. But no CGI was needed here – we can tell you these ice caves are the real deal!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mondays, am I right? #Iceland

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You can explore ice caves in Iceland with a guide. You need to time your trip for the winter months, between November and March. This is because the caverns are naturally formed from frozen glacial ice from the Vatnajökull glacier. The ice melts in spring and new tunnels and chambers freeze over every winter.



4. Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The cast and crew couldn’t have visited Iceland without exploring some of the country’s incredible waterfalls. Real-life couple Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who both star in the Hallmark movie, got to have some romantic time during their month of filming in Iceland. Here they are at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

We got to see the romantic sights: the third largest glacier in the world, these waterfalls and Diamond Beach!"
- Patti Murin (Isabella)


5. Diamond Beach

Can you guess what Diamond Beach is? It’s one of Iceland’s coolest sights – quite literally!

Diamond Beach gets its name from the glittering, jewel-like chunks of glacier ice that are scattered all over the black sand. Take a stroll here to see how the volcanic and glacial elements come together to form this breathtaking landscape. Some of the characters did just that.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moody Night on Diamond Beach • • • #Iceland #DiamondBeach #LoveOnIceland

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6. Reykjavík

Love on Iceland wasn’t just filmed in the gorgeous countryside. Various scenes were shot in the capital city, Reykjavík. In the movie you can see the harbour and waterfront, some cosy bars and restaurants, the bright yellow lighthouses and twinkling city lights.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’m Thankful for..... Iceland 🦃 🇮🇸

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This is the perfect movie to watch on a winter’s night because there’s a lot of hot chocolate, cosy sweaters, travel and gorgeous locations."
- Kaitlin Doubleday (Chloe)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunset...I think...maybe sunrise in Reykjavík • #tbt #iceland #onlocation

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7. The South Coast

The cast and crew travelled all over the South Coast of Iceland during their month of filming. The sights and locations we’ve mentioned here are all found in the south of the country, which – as you can see – is a beautiful region to explore.

The cast spent time at Dyrhólaey, a promontory rising 120 metres (394 feet) up from the sea. Patti got right up close to the natural rock arch – take a look at her amazing photo of it dusted in snow:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hello Iceland my new friend...

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Of course, the crew’s trip to Iceland would not have been complete without meeting some cute Icelandic horses. You can ride these adorable animals, which are fluffier and stockier than other breeds. Trust us, Icelandic horses are even cuter in real life!

For the rest of my career, this will always remain an absolute highlight."
- Patti Murin (Isabella)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I made a new Icelandic friend today 🐴 ❄️ 🏔 📸: @colindonnell

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Do you want to go on a romantic trip to Iceland? Or perhaps you want to experience the snowy scenery on a winter tour? Nordic Visitor can help.

Our Iceland travel consultants are experts in trip-planning and know all the best sites, activities and routes in the country. They will craft an itinerary that suits you perfectly and can incorporate the locations where Love on Iceland was filmed.

Get in touch to start your own Iceland adventure.

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Post by: Emma Gillies

Wanderlust has taken Emma across much of the world, but it was Scotland that she made her adopted home. Aside from enjoying countryside walks, campervan weekends and gigs in Glasgow, you’ll often find her writing about European travel and plotting her next trip.

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