Jaime Lannister may already know his way around Westeros, but what about an equally intriguing land? Greenland, for instance.
Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the Lannister character on the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” teamed up with Google to wander the icy landscape and collect Street View images.
As a newly-appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, Coster-Waldau’s effort was tied to sharing the beauty of his second home (his wife is from Greenland) and raising awareness about climate change.
A Google blog post and accompanying YouTube video show Coster-Waldau trekking about with a large Street View camera apparatus on his back. The views captured by Coster-Waldau are linked out of the post and do indeed show off the beauty of Greenland. He starts in the idyllic village of Igaliku, inhabited by just 27 people. He visits geothermal springs on the remote island of Uunartoq and captures views of ice-capped peaks and walks right up to giant glaciers.
“Images are very powerful,” Coster-Waldau says in the video. “Much more than a graph, or statistics.”
And in the blog post he says, “We have a responsibility to protect this beautiful planet we live on, and I’m starting at my own front door” as he links off to a Google Maps image of his home.
It may not be Casterly Rock, but the views are spectacular.