Giving the reader/audience a sense of setting right from the get-go is key, but make sure your opening scene does more than just establish location.
The Thing (1982) is a great example of conveying setting while still providing plot detail. This beats a boring aerial shot of the landscape. This chase scene is intrinsically part of the story. It matters. Remove it and the story suffers.
Your opening scenes should ideally have more than one purpose: they should both orient and hook the reader into your tale.