Iceland - Country Commercial Guide
Film Industry
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The film industry has been growing in Iceland for the past few years.  Iceland’s dramatic landscapes are becoming increasingly popular as backdrops in international films and TV series.  Low COVID-19 infection rates in Iceland in 2020 and 2021 attracted many film projects to Iceland.  Iceland offers incentives to attract foreign film projects, including reimbursing 35 percent of costs incurred in the production of films and television program in Iceland.  For more information, see websites below.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Nature and landscape filming.


Investment in filming infrastructure, and export of equipment and technology to Iceland.


American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce

Icelandic Federation of Trade

Invest in Iceland

Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation

Ministry of Culture and Business Affairs

Business Iceland

SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise

U.S. Embassy in Iceland