Game of Thrones is a show well made, and one of the reasons is the fact that the show scouts and uses the perfect locations. Season 6 has had a really good run, being loved by fans and critics alike, and doing really well at the awards season. In the meantime, Season 7 has been filming, and this time the production has been taking even more efforts. Season 7 is the first season in the history of the show to have been shot in the same year as the premiere, in the history of the show. A major reason for that was because HBO wanted to shoot the winter scenes in Iceland, to depict the winter scenes as genuinely as possible, and what we’re hearing now, is that they had to shoot in some really harsh conditions in Iceland, to achieve that.
According to a report by Page Six, stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Rory McCann (The Hound) and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), who have been a part of a much discussed and spoiled scene, had to shoot in winds blowing at speeds of 100-mph and temperatures in the range of minus 25 Centigrade (minus 13 Fahrenheit).
An anonymous source from the set was quoted as saying :
“Daylight is scarce here [five to six hours a day]. Super jeeps are needed to bring in equipment, and much is then transported by hand . . . The actors are made up and dressed in hotels and driven to location 90 percent ready to shoot . . . Shelter is provided by ‘Russian tents’ that are anchored down, and able to be heated, and [can] withstand 100 mph winds.
High winds caused words to be ‘whipped away’ — shouting became the norm. And despite the cold, there was an issue with a lack of snow in the lowland locations.
There are small hotels in the remote areas, and often the only guests are the shoot crew.”
That sure does sound tough. Every season of the show is better than the last one, we expected Season 7 to be even better than Season 6. However, after realizing the troubles the production went through to shoot it, we expect it to be much better than anything we can expect.
All we can do right now, is wait and watch, when Season 7 premieres in summer this year. We will be updating you about further developments as we hear it. Talk to us in the comments, below!