Iceland Featured in Ben Stiller's Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Iceland Featured in Ben Stiller's Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

09.12.2013 | Hildur Fjóla Svansdóttir

The new movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' starring and directed by Ben Stiller will be released in US theatres on Christmas Day.

A large part of the film is shot in Iceland, including the harbour towns Stykkishólmur on Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland and Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland. Important shots were also taken at sea outside Garður on Reykjanes Peninsula in Southwest Iceland.

We can't wait to see it! 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Ben Stiller

The movie is based on the short story by James Thurber (1939). It is about a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action.

If you would like to experience the locations Ben Stiller used for the movie check out our travel packages featuring West and East Iceland, search our network of accommodation in the abovementioned areas or contact us and we can tailor-make your Iceland filming location tour!

Watch an extended trailer of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - it also features the song 'Dirty Paws' by Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men.

See Ben Stiller talk about the movie and Iceland on The Ellen Show.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Ben stiller - Iceland

Interested in visiting more filming locations in Iceland?

Iceland has become an increasingly popular location for filming in recent years. Especially sci-fi and fantasy movies due to the extremely varied and often raw and contasting moon-like landscapes.

Examples of recent movies shot in Iceland are Ridley Scott's Promotheus, Oblivion starring Tom Cruise and the Game of Thrones TV series.

View an Iceland Film Map for more famous filming locations in Iceland.

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