Whenever I read the portions of “Storm of Swords” where Jon is tromping around Beyond The Wall, it always feels ridiculous because George R.R. Martin‘s descriptions make it seem like every living thing should be frozen up there. I mean, seriously. Is there really a place where it’s unbearably icy yet human beings manage to move around and build a life?
Apparently there is, and apparently it’s Iceland. Go figure.
Unfortunately, there’s only about 5 hours of sunlight, so it makes shooting there a little difficult, but according to this Game of Thrones behind the scenes video (via Wired), Iceland is the perfect, “other-worldly” place to stand in for the cruel cold that lies north of The Wall:
Game of Thrones returns March 31st.