Iceland pre-race

Iceland serves as a racing location in the arcade racing game Asphalt 8: Airborne. It's available in two layouts: the regular version and the reverse version (with a different starting point, different ramp placements and one of the alternatives routes cut off). It's most likely based off the region around Vatnsdalsvegur.

Iceland, along with Area 51, are considered to be the two least favourite tracks among the Asphalt community. Even some of the most skilled players like the TheHawtDawg1 hate it.

Why It Sucks

  1. The environment surrounding the race track can be rather dull.
  2. The track is one of the longest ones in the game 4.524 mi (7.280 km), making it highly unsuitable for credits farming.
  3. On the normal layout of the track, just before the finish line, there are several wooden platforms on either side of the track. These platforms are glitches and can occasionally sent your car into a barrel-roll, cause it to land on its side or roof and wreck.
  4. While skill is still required to score good results, this track is more car dependent:
    • It's strongly recommended to bring a car with decent nitro duration, as nitro pick-ups are scarce on Iceland track (especially the reverse version).
    • A large portion of the track is made up of long straights, therefore decent speed status is also highly recommended.
    • A path branch is located under a small waterfall, taking shortcut requires the player to pass through an extremely sharp turn. And it's hard to achieve that with a vehicle that has low handling status.
  5. Certain cars, like the Lamborghini Egoista, the Mercedes-Benz Biome and McLaren P1, have a higher tendency to skid and crash on this track.

Redeeming Quality

  1. It still provides a good challenge to players, especially those in fast cars.