Scenic Filming Locations In Iceland Revealed For THOR: THE DARK WORLD?

Now that it's been confirmed that scenes for the anticipated Marvel sequel will be filmed in Iceland, three beautiful locations in the Island country have been identified for the shoot.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 10/10/2012


We received confirmation just a few days ago that Marvel Studios' forthcoming sequel, Thor: The Dark World will film partly in Iceland, in which ‘Malekith the Accursed’ actor Christopher Eccleston revealed he'll take part in. And now today, three beautifully scenic landmarks in the Nordic Island country have apparently been identified.

According to Þórarinn Björn, @Thrugl on Twitter, the Alan Taylor-production will use a portion of his family's land, which happens to include a beautiful canyon known as Fjaðrárgljúfur. The canyon is located in South East Iceland, while the nature of the shoot is unknown as well as when shooting will take place.

The 2nd shooting location is supposedly one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls, called Skógarfoss. Located in the southern part of the country, according to Reykjavik, access to the waterfall will be limited due to filming for Thor: The Dark World, this Friday.

And last but least, Icelandic site Visir is reporting that the star Chris Hemsworth has been spotted in town, and that he'll be shooting scenes at Landmannalaugar. The famous region, popular for hiking, is located near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. Google Translated, the site reports that filming may last a week. Special thanks to @Thor2fans!


Fjaðrárgljúfur


Skógarfoss


Landmannalaugar




Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, “Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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AlibiBreakfast - 10/10/2012, 11:32 AM
Wow, that scenery is just perfect for a Thor movie!
marcvader1 - 10/10/2012, 11:33 AM
Talk about LotR influence.
santoanderson - 10/10/2012, 11:40 AM
Wow. That last image looks fake/photoshopped. Pretty amazing to find out that it's real.
Maximus101 - 10/10/2012, 11:40 AM
Yup a lot of Prometheus scenes in the beginning and when they land on the alien planet were filmed in iceland and Scotland.
Valandil - 10/10/2012, 11:45 AM
Oh, God. This movie will look awesome.
marvel72 - 10/10/2012, 11:52 AM
looks lovely,it looks perfect for a thor movie.

can't f*ckin wait.
Jollem - 10/10/2012, 11:53 AM
pfft. that waterfall doesn't look like any i've ever seen in a thor comic. way to go, marvel studios. can't wait 'till the rights to thor go to fox :p (possible sarcasm and mockery)
MiracleMe - 10/10/2012, 11:54 AM
My son went to Iceland earlier this year. He said it was an O!M!G! experience.
lokibane2012 - 10/10/2012, 11:55 AM
holy shit...
that looks [frick]ing beautiful.

I trust Alan Taylor to make a fantastic movie. He's directed some of the best episodes of GOT. I liked how he improved "that scene" in the episode Baelor, to the point where it far superior to even the book.
KaneVonDoom - 10/10/2012, 11:58 AM
This is going to be so [frick]ing badass... That scenery is absolutely beautiful.
ManofwooD - 10/10/2012, 12:11 PM
These pics send chills down my spine. Take note Dc/Wb, Marvel studios ain't [frick]ing around.
TheAbomination - 10/10/2012, 12:23 PM
I can definitely see this movie being an LOTR-style epic. Can't [frick]ing wait for Phase 2 to start!!
InfiniteMonkey - 10/10/2012, 12:28 PM
Looks Prometheus-like...
Angelus - 10/10/2012, 12:31 PM
Iceland is beautiful! For a place named Ice-land, it's pretty green and full of life. Beautiful country! Not my intentions to stop the heat on Iceland but they should consider to come to Norway and film the fjords too. An epic battle on preikestolen would be awesome:
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/10/2012, 12:34 PM
JIZZ!8)

Cant wait the damn movie.

Would love to visit in Iceland someday.
StormLoganSummers - 10/10/2012, 12:34 PM
Beautiful.
gambgel - 10/10/2012, 12:42 PM
WOW, amazing locations.

This movie will easily have the best locations of the whole Avengers movie universe to date
GoILL - 10/10/2012, 12:53 PM
Good stuff Fresh.
LeoAtrox - 10/10/2012, 1:33 PM
I am beginning to wonder if a lot of backstory will be shown in this movie ... I'm getting a vibe (totally unsubstantiated feeling) that we're going to see Dark Ages Thor in these scenes. The Thor and the Warriors Three that are the root of the Norse legends.
RR51 - 10/10/2012, 1:39 PM
Floke - 10/10/2012, 1:41 PM
I bet Thor ends up in Iceland to get help from the Iclandic superhero; Sportacus! That guy can move! :)
blvdnoise - 10/10/2012, 1:56 PM
GOOD SHIT.
Durf - 10/10/2012, 2:46 PM
That is some beautiful scenery. Nice work Fresh, keep it up!
kamberlin22 - 10/10/2012, 2:49 PM
Wow! The scenery is breathtaking.
Ranger14 - 10/10/2012, 3:16 PM
Excellent scenery for one of the realms! This will look breathtaking on screen!
TheCaptain - 10/10/2012, 3:29 PM
Wow, that scenery is absolutely incredible. I would love to travel to the parts of the world like that. Looks perfect for a Thor film.
TheMightyTroy - 10/10/2012, 3:29 PM
Oh man this is going to be so good!!
FennecPilot - 10/10/2012, 4:29 PM
I worked in Iceland for a spell and it is one of my favorite places on the planet. I have been to most of the places in those pictures and no picture can really do it justice.

Icelanders rock and Thor TDW is going to be fantastic!
CoughCough - 10/10/2012, 4:57 PM
Someone dude OWN the canyon? I feel my ancestors are so useless compared to his.
figuresmaniac - 10/10/2012, 5:43 PM
beautiful
valeriesghost - 10/11/2012, 7:16 AM
Soooo, now i wanna go to Iceland
bambistark - 10/11/2012, 8:09 AM
Hiddleston was recently spot in Iceland, so maybe Loki will be found on set soon.

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