A report on the filming in Iceland by The Location Guide gives us some new details about the filming there, as well as an assortment of new photos. First, some of the filming details:
Svinafellsjokull calving glacier in Skaftafell became the main filming location, followed by shooting days near Smyrlabjorg and then in the mountains by Vik on Hofdabrekkuheidi. Pegasus was relying on fresh snowfall to cover the remaining ash on Svinafellsjokull, which did arrive, if a little late.
Einar Sveinn Thordarson is with Pegasus Pictures: “There was a lot of snowfall, to the point that on the second-to-last shooting days roads were blocked and vehicles were stuck in snow and sliding off the road. We managed to get to the location though. Ironically, on that day, the scene being filmed looked great in a blizzard, so we were happy we ordered it!”
The new photos provide us glimpses of a few different scenes being filmed. We know from an earlier glimpse at Ygritte, that the ones with the folks in the white, Inuit-style garb is likely a pack of wildlings. That would mean the guys in the black furs are probably Night’s Watch men. The pic at the top of this post, could that be from the Fist of the First Men?
Winter Is Coming: Some intriguing photos. And they filmed in a blizzard!? I want to hear more about that. Hopefully Cat Taylor can give us a few more details on that one in her upcoming set reports from Iceland.
[Hat tip to Lisa for the find!]