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Game of Thrones had a regulatory hiccup while filming in Iceland

Game of Thrones had a regulatory hiccup while filming in Iceland

Game of Thrones is set to return in summer of 2017, with Season 7 currently filming. We have been reporting about the filming bits from Iceland, and the last we heard that the Iceland leg of the filming had wrapped up. Now, we hear that the production had to face a bit of heat over a regulatory violation.

You might remember the Black Sand Beach near Vík, where the production had been filming for a while now. Check out the picture, below, if you don’t remember it :

Now, according to a report by Ríkisútvarpið, the local National Broadcasting Service, the production didn’t apply for the necessary permits needed to film on that particular location. 

Apparently, one is required to apply to the Environmental Agency of Iceland to be able to drive off-road, because of the environmental threats involved. You are given a permit if you don’t pose too much of a threat. We think that the production got in trouble because of some of the vehicles used, like this one, maybe(?) :

If Tormund had a car- this would be the one!

A photo posted by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) on

Pegasus Film Company, HBO’s partners in the area, are now in talks with the Environmental Agency to work out the issue, and to prevent further instances, considering how Game of Thrones might need to return to Iceland one more time to shoot some of Season 8.

More on it as it develops. Talk to us in the comments, below!


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Palash Volvoikar 21. Goan. Full-time Geek. Failing in college while you fail in life. Staff writer at Wiki of Thrones.

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