Netflix series Lost in Space has received the green light from the Environment Agency of Iceland to film at Skógafoss and Dyrhólaey in South Iceland, RÚV reports. Around 100 people will be involved in the filming, which is to take place over several days at the locations.
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the most visited sites in South Iceland. The Environment Agency placed the fall on a list of sites in danger last year due to the impact of increased tourism. Filming at the location will take two days. The crew was granted permission to build a 20m2 platform over the river which will be secured with legs dug into the gravel. The application states it will be necessary to restrict access to the waterfall while filming is underway. In response to this, the Evironment Agency has asked the crew to limit the time of filming in consideration of visitors, most of whom only visit the fall once in their lifetime.
The crew also received permission for filming on the beach east of Dyrhólaey, another popular tourist site on Iceland’s south coast. The Environment Agency granted the project permission for off-road driving in order to transport equipment to the site, as well as digging three to five holes on the beach where electric smoke machines will be placed. The Environment Agency pointed out to the production team that the project may encourage other visitors to the area to engage in off-road driving. The location is a popular tourist site and therefore it is important to clarify the area is closed to all other off-road driving.
Gullfoss waterfall is the third and final shooting location for the project. Located on the popular Golden Circle route, the fall will be filmed from the lower platform using a drone. The show’s second season can expect high viewership – 6.3 million viewers tuned into the first season during the first three days of its release, according to Variety.