The Game of Thrones shoot in Iceland began last Friday, as scheduled (make sure to follow @CatonSet on Twitter for relatively timely, but sometimes cryptic updates). Promptly, Iceland’s biggest news site ran an article about it. Thanks to our Icelandic reader Fridrik the Squealer, we give you the partly summarized translation below:
“Filmmakers started shooting the second season of Game of Thrones this morning by Svínafellsjökull. According to Snorri Þórisson, production manager at Pegasus Films, more than 70 locals are working on the production which intends to wrap on the 11th of December.
“We had some extremely wild weather yesterday but today it’s just perfect – as if we had ordered it out of a catalogue” says Snorri about the site conditions.”
He then goes on to talk about how many actors and crew are there etc. Just around the end he then says that “in addition to Svínafellsjökull [glacier], scenes will also be shot on and around Vatnajökull [glacier] and Höfðabrekkuheiði.”
Hear Me Roar: Good luck to the cast and crew in the cold north! This is the final stretch, two weeks from now the entire Season Two will be in the can.