Iceland offers a Tax Rebate for all international productions. This incentive targets feature films, TV dramas, series, and animations.
Reimbursements from the State Treasury equal to 25% of the costs incurred during production in Iceland as of 2017. Eligibility will be evaluated through a cultural test which focuses on Icelandic and EEA (European Economic Area) provisions.
If more than 80% of the production cost of a film or television program is incurred in Iceland, the rebate is calculated on the basis of the total production costs incurred in the EEA.
The application process is relatively simple and straightforward. Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Industries prior to the starting date of the production.
Send us an inquiry regarding your project, and we'll help you work through all the details. We hope to see you soon in Iceland!
The black sand beach on our south coast featured prominently in 2007 shooting of this Star Trek. A total of 37 visiting crew from the US and 9 from the UK – no visa required – worked alongside 55 local crew we provided. Another 4 local talent joined the 18 visiting talent as part of the story shot over 18 days in Iceland.
A 14% incentive (now raised to 25% tax rebate) provided notable savings to the €5-6 million local spend.
Title: Star Trek, The Future Begins - Director: J.J. Abrams - DoP: Daniel Mindel - Production Company: Paramount, Skydance, Bad Robot - Producer: Tommy Harper - Production Service: Sagafilm - Location: Iceland black sand and mountains
Beggi Jonsson puts 25 years film industry experience at the helm of PSN. During work as location manager, production manager, and producer, he’s accrued credits including Game of Thrones, Fortitude, and the recent TV series co-production, Thin Ice. Beggi ensures smooth execution of production services and remote production (RPS) across Iceland and Greenland.
US Line Producer Phil Robertson, COSMOS shoot for National Geographic in Iceland.