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Wondering what it's like north of the Wall on Game of Thrones? Try spending a few hours outside in Iceland during a snowstorm and you may have a general idea, at least as far as the icy cold weather goes, not to mention the beautiful scenery. The latest behind the scenes video for the HBO fantasy-drama series shows us some of the conditions the cast and crew endured for the sake of capturing the North's beautiful and snowy backdrop.

Winter is here for those characters featured in the scenes set north of the Wall in Game of Thrones. Featured in the video below are executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, directors Daniel Minahan and Alex Graves, and actors Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Mackenzie Crook (Orell), Ciaran Hinds (Mance Rayder), Kit Harington (Jon Snow).



I feel colder just watching some of that footage (particularly the really snowy scenes). But Iceland sure does look beautiful.

So, that ice and snow sticking to the beards and faces of some of the characters is real, according to what was said in the vlog. And there's only five hours of daylight to work with, which obviously puts a crunch on production. But if the first two seasons any indication, the time, effort and money put into the production of this series really comes through in the finished product.

Game of Thrones returns for Season 3 on March 31 on HBO.
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