Where In Iceland Was “The Bachelor” Filmed?

Season 26 of The Bachelor is finally wrapping up and leaving fans wondering whether Clayton Echard found forever love in Iceland.

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Iceland is a beautiful destination for a proposal on The Bachelor. Filming took place in and around Reykjavík, the nation’s capital, where Clayton and his potential fiancées explored caves, rode ATVs, and flew on helicopters.

There are several locations we know for certain where filming this season took place, including: Sky Lagoon, Harpa Concert Hall, and Ingólfsskáli Viking Restaurant.

Sky Lagoon is not only the setting for Clayton and Susie’s date, it’s also a center of healing and relaxation that focuses on rejuvenating the body and soul. This Icelandic spa is where visitors can choose between various spa package: Pure Lite pass, Pure pass, Sky pass, or Date pass.

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Sky Lagoon adds to the Icelandic culture with its food selections offered at the Lagoon Bar, Sky Café, or Smakk Bar. This is the perfect Icelandic retreat if you are looking for a spa day on your trip to Reyjavík.

Another filming location is Harpa Concert Hall, used for numerous different events: concerts, musicals, exhibitions, and many more that demonstrate Icelandic culture. In the episode, this is where Clayton conducts his final ceremony before the proposal. The much-hyped episode inside the concert hall is where Clayton confesses that he’s in love with the final three candidates and that he’s also been intimate with the two woman at the ceremony: Rachel and Gabby. If you are looking to explore the cultural and artistic side of Iceland in-person, head over to Harpa.

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Ingólfsskáli Viking Restaurant is where Clayton’s dinner date took place. This is a dining experience unlike any other, as food is acquired in the way of the vikings: freshly caught and hunted by the Ingólfsskáli family.

The authentic ingredients are infused to create genuine Icelandic cuisine and viking-inspired dishes: charcuterie, a Viking Tasting Plate – consisting of different fishes and meats – Duck Leg, Pan-Seared Cod, Baked Cauliflower…and more. If in Iceland, you do not want to miss out on this taste of heritage and culture.

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Reykjavík is said to be founded by Norseman, Ingólfur Arnarson, around 871. When Arnarson arrived, he noted the smoke rising from the hot springs and named his found destination Reykjavík, which means “smoky bay.” This city was the first location inhabited in Iceland.

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, however, the population is small, making it a perfect travel destination as there is an abundance of activities adventurers can pursue to learn more about the history and culture of Reykjavík while enjoying their stay.

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Some popular activities include exploring the city by foot, as it is incredibly small, visiting natural geysers and pools, exploring museums, watching the beautiful northern lights, and sightseeing. Famous destinations to discover are: Hallgrimskirkja Church, the Sun Voyager, and the aforementioned Harpa Concert Hall. Also, be sure to visit the popular attraction, FlyOver Iceland, for a cinematic experience where you have the chance to venture through Iceland while remaining in the Grandi area.

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Another reason to visit Reykjavík is for the lively nightlife scene. This city parties from late night into the early hours of the morning. Bar hopping is a famous part of the nightlife culture. If you are looking to blend in with local Icelanders, this is the way to do it. The live entertainment alone makes the late-nights worth it.

Kennedy Kollar

Content Associate

Kennedy is an entertainment junkie hailing from Pennsylvania. When she is traveling, you can find her searching for the best gluten-free foods as well as matcha and chai teas. She loves immersing herself in new cultures and wishes to visit the less-traveled hidden gems.

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