Many of the scenes in Game of Thrones are shot here in Iceland. I had a part in developing a tour that takes you to some of those sites. Also being a small part of this most popular television show in the world, was a great privilege that gave me the insight into the production and making of this epic fantasy, that I could not have had otherwise.

 

News

 

We still don’t know much about Game of Thrones Season 7, but we do know that it will film later in the year than usual, and therefore air later than usual. Why? It’s the weather. As Sansa informed Jon in the Season 6 finale, winter has finally, finally come to the Seven Kingdoms, and that means that things are gonna get snowy and cold. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss plan to wait for the weather to turn before hopping back in the saddle and filming more episodes.

 

When exactly will they start? That’s a harder question to answer, but Icelandic news site Vísir.is is reporting that HBO employees met with a local film production company in preparation for filming scenes in January of 2017.

 

Game of thrones in Iceland

The Icelandic Mountain

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  was cast as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane for the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones in August 2013.[13] This was his first main acting role, and he is the third person to depict the character after Conan Stevens played the role in season 1 and Ian Whyte in season 2. He became the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one season with his appearances in season 5, season 6 and season 7.

Sigurrós

The musicians who took the stage (after the fire twirlers and before the offensive historical play) at the wedding reception for Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell on “Game of Thrones” last night did not go over very well with the king. As one musician sang a lament and his partners worked a medieval-looking pump organ, Joffrey chucked coins at them and sent them scurrying with an “Off you go!”

It was the rare bomb for the members of Sigur Rós, the respected real-life indie rock band from Iceland who traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to shoot the wedding sequence that ended with Joffrey in his death throes.

Of Monsters and Men

Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men is the latest musical act to make a cameo appearance on “Game of Thrones,” appearing as a traveling band seen in the devastating episode, “The Door.”

Jóhannes Haukur

Icelandic actor Jóhannes Haukur played Lem Lemoncloak in two episodes of "Game of Thrones." Lemoncloak is a member of the Brotherhood Without Banners — the vigilante group that's camped out in the Riverlands and worships the Lord of Light. Lemoncloak and his crew were bad apples, however, and killed the peaceful group that the Hound had been staying with.

Some of the Icelandic Wild-lings