Season 7 of Game of Thrones will be filmed in Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain, as HBO has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Iceland has appeared in the series before, where Icelandic landscape has mostly been used for scenes north of the wall.
One of the most memorable Iceland scene was when the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte made love in the cave Grjótagjá in North Iceland. Tours are offered to some of the Game of Thrones filming locations. The Telegraph has made a list of the most spectacular ones.
The new season will be different from past seasons; it will premiere in summer 2017 but not in the spring, as usual, and there will only be seven episodes instead of the conventional ten. The reason for the delayed premiere is apparently that winter has finally come.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”