Welcome to real-life Westeros.
“Game of Thrones” fans and dramatic landscape lovers will want to check out this drone video of Norway and Iceland, an eye-catching four-minute compilation of truly amazing aerial footage.
In a video entitled “NORD,” Russian photographer and videographer Dmitry Bubonets shares scenes of his travels in the two northern countries, from stunning, emerald-toned fjords to dramatic waterfalls, steaming geysers, and verdant river-webbed valleys.
The pristine landscapes are a good reminder that not all of what we see on film is false. In fact, when it comes to the natural environment, our own planet provides some of the most fantastical views of all.
Iceland in particular has been an important location for filming of “Game of Thrones” episodes since season two.
Its glaciers have been the background for the Night's Watch's journey north of the wall, while some of its greener expanses have been the scene of the adventures of Arya Stark and the Hound in the Riverlands and near the Vale.
As Bubonets said himself, “The landscape is not totally from this Earth.”
Take a tour and see for yourself.