Game of Thrones filming is going on not only in Spain but also in Northern Ireland for season 7, and with all the news and developments pouring in from time to time, there is really no time to rest amidst the exciting things going on. Game of Thrones is known to have filmed in some of the most exotic locations of the world, and apparently the show is considering another pretty location, that of the island in Gotland, Sweden. SVT, Sweden’s national television service, reports that HBO spoke to Olivia Munck, the executive producer of The Line Gotland, a Swedish film production company about filming Game of Thrones.
“At first I was quite silent for a few seconds when it just fell into place,” she said. “And then I screamed right out and almost fainted.”
Game of Thrones has already done a lot for the economies of the places it has been filmed in, and the biggest example of that is Northern Ireland, which has gained an awful lot of success in its tourism industry post Game of Thrones started filming there six years ago. Munck hopes that if HBO does manage to film in Sweden, Gotland will become a popular tourist destination very soon.
However, everything is at the preliminary stage right now. No contracts have been signed At HBO’s request, Munck and her company have sent the network around 300 photos of Visby, a city of about 20,000 people, and of farms and landscapes in the surrounding countryside. Based on the pictures of Visby, it does fit in very well with the Game of Thrones locations, and if the deal were to go through, we’d get to see another excellent location added to the world of Game of Thrones.
Here’s a picture of Visby to get you wondering whether its right for Game of Thrones.
Let us know in the comments what you think about this charming place.