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It's cold in Iceland.

(Or so I hear. Never been there myself. Really need to rectify that).

Or so we're told, in the latest season 3 video from HBO:

Sad to say, I wasn't able to visit the shoot in Iceland for either season two or season three, but if we get a season four, maybe I can get over there this year.

I also want to stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. I must have Stark blood.


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Ana Barletta
Feb. 1st, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
What is that "if we get a season four"? Of course there will be a season four! Otherwise, they'll have to deal with some really angry fans. It's really difficult to create a screen version of a book, and so far they are doing a great job.
Feb. 1st, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Siberia to shoot season four. Double cold here =) And a more beautiful place!
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
That's an opinion :)
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Feb. 1st, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
So many layers of great!!
I too must have Stark blood. I LOVE Ice, snow and I'm completely drawn to Iceland. We were visiting my (famous actress) friend in Sweden this Summer and it was incredible! We traveled the land of the Vikings, visited many castles and even stayed in a Viking replicated home by the sea built in the late 1800's and stayed in a Kings Castle one night as well. We plan on visiting the Ice Hotel someday too. We stopped in Iceland for a bit to experience the Blue Lagoon and see the landscape which evoked something I can't articulate. This video of the cast & crew filming your world of wonder so dear to my heart in the authentic place on earth that can depict it is sheer perfection and makes me so excited. I wish I could be a part of the making! It's the greatest creative project I can think of in these times. I can't Thank you enough times for your mind and soul and imagination Ser George. HUGS!!
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: So many layers of great!!
I'd move to Iceland in a heartbeat - the weather is far better than Wisconsin (which is colder in winter and hotter in summer than Iceland), plus the country is full of introverts and knitters and whatnot.
Feb. 1st, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, so you like colder weather Ser? Well, then I invite you to visit the realms to the North of your country anytime between December and March...and dress warmly. The crew of HBO is welcome there also, should they be seeking additional locations to film. Down / goose is an amazing creation, and Eddie Bauer excels in keeping warm while outdoors.
The Rockies, mountains of British Columbia and Northwest Territoties are worthy of note. However when you venture North next, be sure to stop at the Nation's Capital of Ottawa, Ontario to make an appearance and indulge in some culture, food and drink, and friends. Our Winterlude occurs early Feb, and in October we feature and celebrate local craft beers.

Consider it 'research' - venturing North on this land mass, to gain inspiration for some Northern climates of YOUR land mass of Westeros ;)

Edited at 2013-02-01 08:10 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
I can't wait. They are doing a wonderful job. It is also good to see Caesar again :)
Feb. 1st, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Better -25С in Greenland than in -15С in modern Moscow. Although the 20-30 years ago -20С in Moscow was quite comfortably :)
Or maybe just then trees were higher and the sun shone brighter
Feb. 1st, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Haven't you had enough Stark blood already? Will you rest before you've taken it all?
Feb. 1st, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Shoot in NJ
You could film in the Pine Barrens. You remember how Christopher and Paulie nearly froze to death.
Feb. 1st, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
You should totally stay at the ice hotel. And do a tour with a dog sleigh.

And once in the north, I'd also recommend the Hurtigruten cruise (it's great off season; I did it in late March/early April and there were already several hours of daylight in the farthest north), visit the Viking museum in Oslo and the old town in Bergen, the cathedral in Trondheim (that one's part of the cruise, too) ... Gotland and Visby are worth a visit, too. But if I continue to list all _all_ the cool places in Scandinavia, you'll be there for three months and the fans will kill me. ;-)
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
You can't have Stark blood. You're still alive!
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
It's cold on the glaciers in the hinterland, sure. Meanwhile, it's currently +4°C in my home town Hafnarfjörður :)
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
It would just be wrong to not get a season 4 when season 3 cuts off mid-book!

I thought it would be fun to go to Iceland in August, because I had always heard that Iceland is actually unusally warm. I had not realized that they just meant "unusually warm for the latitude," meaning 60 degree his in the summer instead of 30 like the rest of the Arctic. So we went to Aruba instead.
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to Sweden any time you like, ser.

There's a sad lack of skinchangers and wildlings, and the White Walkers haven't been seen for ages, but we do have wolves, bears, reindeer aplenty, dog sleds, aurora borrealis, and generally lovely cold winters. Try the Jokkmokk Winter Market; that's a 400-year old tradition and worth seeing.

As for the Ice Hotel, the local tip is "visit it, don't sleep in it".

Edited at 2013-02-01 11:27 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
if we get a season four
*if*??  With the roll you and the production are on, I shudder to think what it wound take for there not to be a season four!
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
No way, I just checked and today Iceland is warm! Minnesota is cold. Below zero F here. Your cohorts in Iceland are wimps.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
I dare say you guys in Minnesota might be wimps, up here in Saskatchewan, Canada, we had -45 C with windchill yesterday.. which google tells me is -49 F

As an aside to George, if HBO doesn't complete your epic, I promise to write nasty letters... well, probably not, because as awesome the show is, their version of Westeros pales in comparison to your version of Westeros

Edited at 2013-02-02 03:17 am (UTC)
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