According to Morgunblaðið, BBC has obtained permission from the Icelandic Environmental Protection Agency to make a documentary about an arctic fox in the Hornstrandir nature reserve in the Westfjords.
The films will be shot mainly around Hornvík Bay and on the Hornbjarg cliffs. Drones will be used for filming. A team of five will work on the film. It will be attended by Dr. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir, who works in the ecology of mammals at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
The series will be implemented in three stages: from March 12 to April 12, mid-summer and September.
This document will be part of a series on predatory animals in the northern regions.
Ester Rut says she has received inquiries in recent months from four companies interested in filming the Arctic fox and wildlife in Hornstrandir. It looks like two of them will get permission to film this summer.
Over the past decade, more than ten documentaries about the Arctic fox from Hornstrandir have been made.
Ester Rut says foreign filmmakers would like to make a unique story about this creature, but foxes tend to “write” their own scripts that filmmakers have to adapt to quickly. Most of the Arctic Fox documentaries are about its struggle to survive in harsh climates.