It was confirmed recently that the dramatic setting of the Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, will provide one of the locations for season 7 of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Shooting will take place over 6 days in late October.

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Itzurun Beach, Zumaia. Photo by Kurtxio, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The beach features one of the world’s best examples of the flysch sequence of sedimentary rocks. See a previous post we did on the area here and a report on the story here.

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The Gaztelugatxe islet, Bermeo, Bizkaia. Photo by multisanti, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Basque dailies Gara and Berria report that filming for the series will also take place in Bermeo, Bizkaia; and that the show previously shot some scenes in the equally dramatic “badlands” setting of the Bardenas Reales/Errege Bardeak in Navarre. See the original reports by Gara (in Spanish) here and here, and Berria (in Basque) here.