Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrives on Netflix on June 26th but what filming locations were used and was it really filmed in Iceland?
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest music events in the world as singers and musicians from all across Europe compete for the illustrious Eurovision crown.
However, thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 event that was due to be held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands had to be cancelled.
As a result, passionate fans of the Eurovision Song Contest have had to go without their annual fix of over-the-top song and dance numbers, until now.
Netflix’s latest original film, the catchy titled Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, takes viewers on a journey as two Icelandic song stars fulfil their dream of competing at Eurovision.
But just where was the Eurovision movie filmed?
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga on Netflix
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrives on Netflix on June 26th, 2020.
The Story of Fire Saga was due to release alongside that actual Eurovision event in May 2020 but as it was forced to cancel, the film’s release date was pushed back.
The film follows two small-town Icelandic musicians, Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams), as they come together to form music duo Fire Saga with the aim at competing at the world’s biggest song contest, Eurovision.
Where was the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga filmed?
For those out there who are sticklers for authenticity, you’ll be relieved to know that The Story of Fire Saga was indeed filmed in Iceland.
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’s filming locations include Iceland, Scotland and England.
Filming began in August 2019 and featured specific locations such as Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland while Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Watford, Chobham Rugby Club in Surrey and Conway Hall, London served as locations in England as well.
As for Iceland, The Story of Fire Saga was filmed in the North Coast town of Húsavík which had a population of just 2,300 as of 2018.
Speaking to the London Free Press in April, Rachel McAdams said: “We shot in Iceland right where there is volcanic activity [happening] right now on top of everything else,” and that the cast and crew “were lucky on two fronts” to get the film finished.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is available to stream on Netflix from June 26th, 2020.