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Game of Thrones Starts Shooting in Iceland

The filming of scenes for the American television series Game of Thrones will begin in southeast Iceland today. A crew of 140 people is set to work on the shooting for two weeks.


Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The filming is set to start by Svínafellsjökull, a sub-glacier of Vatnajökull, then move on to Vatnajökull itself and also take place on the heath Höfðabrekkuheiði, reports.

Managing director of Icelandic production company Pegasus Snorri Þórisson said he is bound by a confidentiality agreement and cannot reveal who will take part in the shooting but confirmed that “a number of famous actors” will be in Iceland.

The series are produced by HBO and are based on eponymous adventure stories. The leads are played by Lena Headey and Jack Gleeson, and Sean Bean and Charles Dance also appear.

Snorri said that the material filmed in Iceland will be used for many shows in the upcoming season.

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