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Finding Fortitude

Head to Iceland's east coast to explore the spectacular locations in the Arctic thriller

In the thriller Fortitude, gruesome things happen in a small Arctic town. It’s supposed to be located on Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago about halfway between the mainland and the North Pole, but is actually filmed in east Iceland.

Partly thanks to spectacular cameos in Game of Thrones and Star Wars, this vast Nordic country with a tiny population of 333,140 has enjoyed a huge influx of tourists in the past five years. Yet very few make it to the remote east, especially in winter, when the temperature drops well below zero, the sun disappears and the mountains are often blanketed in snow. 

See more in The Radio Times.