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Icelandic goat Casanova stars in latest episode of Game of Thrones

By Sara McMahon

  • Dragon attack. An Icelandic goat runs for its life in the latest episode of Game of Thrones which was filmed in Mosfellsdalur last summer. 

In the latest episode of Game of Thrones season 4, viewers watched in horror as a dragon attacked a defenceless herd of goats and their goat boy. The scene was filmed near Þórufoss waterfall in Mosfellsdalur valley which is only a thirty minute drive from Reykjavík, Soutwest Iceland.

According to Jóhanna Bergmann Þorvaldsdóttir, goat farmer on Háafell farm in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, no goats were harmed during the filming of the scene.

“I enjoyed how much time they got on screen. The one who got the most screen time is named Gná. The he-goat in the scene is currently on the cover of Vegahandbókin road guide,” Jóhanna said in an interview with news website Ví yesterday.

The little billy-goat viewers saw burnt to coal in the episode is called Casanova and is somewhat of a celebrity in Iceland. He gained the media’s attention after falling ill and having to wear custom made woollen sweaters in order to save his life. 

A television interview with Jóhanna and her goats is available here.

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