Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden

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Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden
Sansa Stark may not know she's probably Swedish but.... File photo: Shutterstock"

With Swedish Game of Thrones fans frothing at the mouth at the season four premiere, The Local revisits its list of ten reasons why the hit books and show are (probably) based in Sweden.


The obvious likeness between the mythical land of Westeros and the Swedish town of Västerås had many a Swede giggling when Game of Thrones first graced their screens. Västerås is a nice place, but is it worth getting your dragons in a twist for? 

IN PICTURES: Why Game of Thrones is based on Sweden

There also a Swedish royal who's quite clearly a fan, or just happens to have a beard that wouldn't look out of place north of The Wall. And while up there, let's point out a similarity between northerners in Sweden and northerners in author George R.R. Martin's fictional land. 

And finally, find out why Sansa Stark may be the most Swedish of them all. 

Oliver Gee and Ann Törnkvist


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