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Production team of Iceland's most expensive TV series trapped in Siglufjörður, North Iceland

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  • And action! Production has begun on the Icelandic television series Ófærð. The show is filmed in Siglufjörður, North Iceland. 

Production has begun on the Icelandic television series Ófærð. The series, entitled Trapped in English, is produced by RVK Studios, a production company owned by film director Baltasar Kormákur.

The cost of the series is expected to amount to around one billion krónur (6.430.454 euros), making it the most expensive Icelandic television series to date.

Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, leikkona, actress

Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, actress. Photo/Valli

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Set in the small fishing village of Siglufjörður in North Iceland, Ófærð follows the investigation of the murder of an unknown man who is found in the water. Soon after, a blizzard hits the town, making the only road in or out impassable and trapping the residents – and the murderer – in the village.

Siglufjörður was the ideal location for shooting as access to the remote village is rather unreliable during winter.

“The road to and from Siglufjörður became impassable a number of times during shooting. So we’ve experienced first-hand the feeling of being trapped,” actress Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir told the National Broadcasting Service, RÚV.

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