In March one year ago when traveling in the northern part of Iceland, we came across a major setup for a filming crew by Lake Myvatn. In addition to the full accommodation and gear buildings, we saw a lot of weird looking vehicles. We learned that it was a filming crew of Fast And The Furious 8 located here in the middle of winter at the south end of the Lake. No photos were allowed, and we didn’t even try to find a way to sneak a shot of the setup as it is important to honor such request. We did, on the other hand, manage to take this photo of the exact ice that was used for filming tow or three days later and the conditions at Myvatn at the time.
Where is Lake Myvatn?
For those who are wondering where this place is and how it looks, we can inform you that this is actually one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. Lake Myvatn is a major attraction renowned for its beauty and landscape. It is also part of the Ring Road that many visitors choose to travel while visiting Iceland. The landscape around the lake is not only beautiful, but there are also many impressive natural wonders in the area like Dimmuborgir Lava Park, Námaskarð hot springs, and Goðafoss waterfall.
The exact location of the filming
The exact location of the setup was at Skútustaðir, a tiny hamlet at the south end of the lake. The area looks quite different during summer, and even this winter as the frost by the lake is much less than it was at the time of filming. Fortunately, it was freezing by the lake last winter so the ice managed to hold all the vehicles speeding on the ice. So the crew got the prime weather for this part of the film.