Apr 21 2017

Iceland has hundreds of rivers and probably thousands of creeks brooks and streams.  It is a country of water and has more water recourses than most other countries, both cold and hot water.

Two rivers side by side in Jökulsárgljúfur - glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and the smaller spring-fed Brandslækur creek

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.

The fast and the furious 8 Iceland filming location

Spring has arrived early in Iceland.  April is not always part of spring but more often part of winter, but the weather can change all that. At least in the minds and heads of Icelanders.  We at Hit Iceland are always touring around the country and took a day trip to Þórsmörk yesterday on Good Friday.

Early spring in Þórsmörk

Although the main attraction in Iceland is natural wonders like waterfalls, hot springs, iceberg lagoons and basalt column cliffs, the country also offers many exciting adventure tours. Northern Lights Tours, Super Jeep Tours, Ice Cave Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Snowmobile Tours on a Glacier, Scenic Tours and much more.  Here are some exciting tours that Hit Iceland recommends and offers to our visitors.  A selected group of quality tours that will enhance your experience in Iceland.  Find a tour that fits your interest.

Húsavík in the Northern Region is the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world.  North Sailing has operated their tours for more than two decades and is the most experienced whale watching company in Iceland.  It was our first choice when looking for a partner to offer a whale watching tour on Hit Iceland. A tour that we have experiences with great joy as you can read about in our article.  If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience and come into proximity with the fascinating animals that whales are, the “Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour” is an adventure tour for you.


Discover and enjoy nature

Here you will discover the great nature of Skjálfandi bay observing whales, dolphins, and seabirds in their natural habitat. There is always the possibility of seeing a 16-ton humpback breaching which is an electrifying sight.  And dolphins “running” around in the ocean. You will enjoy the smooth, safe sailing of a traditional Icelandic oak boat and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and a cinnamon bun.  North Sailing also has many highly experienced guides that are trained to spot exciting activity and interesting animals in the ocean.


A tour that thousands recommend

Recommended by thousands of satisfied travelers worldwide the Original Husavik Whale Watching tour is an authentic wildlife adventure by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.

If you are ready for this once in a lifetime experience interacting with natural wonders book your tour and dive into the adventure.



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