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Game of Thrones Begins Filming in Iceland in February

Time to grab the warm furs, Northerners.

Reports indicate that Game of Thrones (click for more) Season 8 filming in Iceland is slated to continue in 2018, in February.

In the past, Iceland has been used in shoots for North of the Wall and the lands north of Winterfell. The scene where Arya and the Hound approach the Vale was shot in Iceland too, as well as the Hound’s battle against Brienne of Tarth.

Game of Thrones Filming Set in Iceland
Game of Thrones Filming Set in Iceland

Icelandic news site Vísir reported on the return of filming to the island, specifying that filming will take place sometime in February, though the dates are not specified. Filming will reportedly take a few days, and the location will be determined a few days before filming depending on snow conditions.

Some members of the main cast are expected to be called to the site for filming, unsurprisingly, considering the gravity of the current plotline. Though what part of Westeros they will be filming remains to be seen. There is no need to go north of the wall any longer, not after the Season 7 finale. With Winter’s grasp tightening on Westeros, the North is bound to look much the same, all white-capped mountains and snowfields. It’s almost certain that fans can expect to hear reports of Kit Harrington there, and probably Emilia Clarke as well. Any of the others will be fair game, though less certain.

So far, the filming for Season 8 has been mostly taking place in Northern Ireland, which is best known for being the home of Winterfell. Considering the Stark stronghold will be the meeting place for every able-bodied fighter willing to defend the realm against the Walkers, it’s not surprising they’ve been tackling filming there first. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and lots of actors to gather, to get the scenes done.

Fans can also expect filming in Croatia to begin, the location of Kings Landing, though there are no words as to when that will be.

Memories of past shoots in Iceland:

 


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