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This is only the 2nd photo ever posted from the town of Djupavik, the previous photo was posted back in 2009, and its a terrible photo, so lets say this is the first :) I wanted to post this for another reason, to fill out my Iceland TE Map. Please check the Map feature to see where I took this one.


Yes, this was the sight of a Hollywood Blockbuster movie!

So, this was totally unplanned and unexpected.
I was without a hotel or acomodations for the night, so I knew I'd be sleeping in my car. To kill time I drove from one Isolated town to another, then back again and eventually I settled for the night.

In case you're wondering, I spent the night in Holmavik, about 70km south of here, and it was a very uncomfortable night in my car.

Much to my pleasant surprise, this old deserted fishing village has a shipwreck! and many abandoned old buildings. I was VERY HAPPY. Djupavik was once a thriving village with a large Herring Factory.
Although I was happy here walking around in the cold, it was depressing in the sense that the entire village is gone, jobs lost etc....

However, there IS a hotel here, which I couldn't understand. WHO would spend a night here??? Its so isolated. I guess I could have hahaha, but I had to get back closer to the main roads as I had plans to leave early in the morning. And although the nearest town is ONLY 70 km away, you have to keep in mind its a bone crushing pot-holed road, where you drive mostly 15km/hr. It takes forever.

Then Hollywood came along! In november 2017, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE movie was released and it was another one of those blockbuster Super Hero movies. It has Batman, SuperWoman and Aquaman.

It was HERE, RIGHT HERE, where Aquaman was standing right beside this same shipwreck, talking to Batman. If you don't believe me, go onto Netflix and watch The Justice League, the scene i'm referring to is 11 minutes into the movie :) You'll see the shipwreck, and a few images of the old village.

What's funny, is that I had NO idea until I watched the movie! And it was filmed only a few months prior to me being here. How cool is that! What are the odds that Hollywood producers would be aware of this tiny tiny tiny old village in Northern Rural Iceland...and I was there as well! Amazing when you think about it.

Anyways, I think it's a great story, and I'm happy to share it with you. Thanks for reading if you got this far, and please check out the WS photos.

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