At long last, here is the official confirmation about shooting locations for season two from HBO:
Two additional locations have been chosen for the second season of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The production, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will shoot segments of the new season in Croatia and Iceland.
Croatian sites will serve as some of the Southern locations in the series while several scenes “beyond the Wall” will be shot in Iceland.
Hear Me Roar: Well, I only say at long last because by now we have figured everything out pretty much by ourselves. It’s good to have the official word on this! Malta out, Croatia and Iceland in, then. Hoping for some more announcements now that the summer is almost over.