For our fourth Game of Thrones location
blog, we're looking at Iceland. This was a major filming location
during the first 3 seasons, but it hasn't been used recently. We're
sure the cast is really sad about this, because what can be better
than soaking in an Icelandic hot spring after a hard day's work?!
Talking about hot spings, the most
famous as far as Game of Thrones is concerned is the Grjotagja
cave. This is the hot spring that Jon and Ygritte were in – you
surely remember which scene we mean...
Other locations in Iceland were used
to, you guessed it, depict the cold areas North of the Wall. The
wildling army camp was built in a frozen lava field called Myvatn
Lake and the glaciers of Snaefellsjokull and Svinafellsjokul
represented the Fist of the First Men (a ring fort at the western
edge of the Haunted Forest) and the Frostfangs. Apparently it was
indeed very cold while filming these scenes and cast and crew had to
work outside in around minus 10 degrees Celcius. Hopefully the crew
was wearing the warm Wildling outfits too!
If you're planning to go to Iceland and
are interested in Game of Thrones, there are several tour operators
who offer special GoT tours, some of them lasting several days. We
could think of worse reasons to visit a country...
Interested in our previous blogs? Here they are: