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Fast 8 will be one of the largest movie projects in Icelandic history, filmed in North and West Iceland

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  • The Akranes Cement Plant, and Vin Diesel The next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise will be shot in Iceland, in the fishing town of Akranes as well as in North Iceland, near lake Mývatn. Photo/visir.is - Akranes - Universal.

Yesterday news broke that a part of the eight instalment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise will be filmed in Iceland. According to news reports at least 80 vehicles would be shipped to Iceland to race around the harbour area and at an abandoned cement plant by the harbour of Akranes town in West Iceland.

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Today a local news site 641.is reports that the movie will also be shot in North Iceland, around Mývatn lake. According to the sources of 641.is almost all hotels and hostels in the Mývatn region are fully booked by film crews working on Fast and Furious 8 at the end of March. According to the sources of 641.is the scenes in North Iceland will include a major car chase across a frozen lake, followed with the Ice being blown up. Whether this is actually the case is not at all clear, and 641.is adds the caveat that its sources are “very unreliable”.

According to more reliable sources, quoted by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service RÚV, Fast 8 will be among the largest movie projects filmed in Iceland. RÚV reports that the filming in Iceland will last at least 30 days and will include some shots in Reykjavík, as well as in other parts of Iceland. No news yet whether Vin Diesel or Jason Stratham will be coming to Iceland for any of the scenes.

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