Iceland will again serve as a key set in the next season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, which is expected to be shot here this summer, Svarthöfði reports.
This will be the third time Game of Thrones comes to Iceland since it first shot scenes for the second season’s foray “north beyond the wall,” a key geographical area on the continent of Westeros (not to be confused with Västerås, Sweden) where most of the show’s action takes place. It appears Iceland has won a home for wildlings and white walkers and things that occur “beyond the wall.”
According to Svarthöfði, this year’s shooting will take place around Þingvellir, Hengill volcano and Þórsárdalur valley among other places. Previously, scenes were shot near Svínafellsjökull glacier, Mývatn lake and Vatnajökull glacier.
Filming is expected to begin in mid July and continue through August. During the last shoot, some 270 locals worked on the set and a similar number is likely to be employed again this year.
The show is currently screening its third season.