Have you ever heard of Icelandic Ash Wednesday? The day when children dress up, go store to store, sing for candy and make ash bags to put on the back of unsuspecting “victims”? It’s part of a 3-day celebration that starts today. Ash Wednesday is similar to Icelandic Halloween, where the tradition is not about…
True fans of Games of Thrones know that many scenes were shot in locations in Iceland during the making of this series. Probably everyone agrees that Iceland’s landscape is breathtaking and the perfect place to experience the atmosphere described in the books. It’s no wonder then that Iceland has been chosen to film so many popular movies and TV series including Game of Thrones. Did you know that you can visit locations where Game of Throne was filmed in Iceland? Moreover, you can join a sightseeing tour inspired by Game of Thrones in Iceland or create your own trip using our tool trip planner – Easy Guide.
Below you will find the best-known Game of Thrones locations in Iceland that were featured in this TV series:
It’s one of the ice tongues of the Vatnajökull glacier and is easily accessible from Ring Road. What’s more Svínafellsjökull is a part of the Diamond Circle – a sightseeing route in the Northeast of Iceland. Svínfellsjökull is a perfect place to see the glacier up closer. Indeed, some people can’t resist trying to lick the crystal-clear glacier. Certainly, you don’t want to have a sore throat during your holiday. Instead, we have a better idea – enjoy the gorgeous view of glacier lake and nearby waterfalls: Magnúsarfoss, Þjófafoss, Hundafoss, and Svartifoss. You may find Svínafellsjökull in seasons 2 and 3 during scenes from Beyond the Wall.
Grjótagjá Cave is most notable for being the setting of one of the most romantic scenes of all Game of Thrones. It is near Lake Mývatn and was created by a volcano eruption. Unfortunately, Grjótagjá has routinely been closed due to bad tourist behavior. If you manage to find this cave, please keep it clean and remember that bathing there is strictly forbidden! But if you are looking place for bathing nearby, check out Mývatn Nature Baths. With a little bit of luck, you can see the aurora during winter when you are taking a relaxing bath.
It’s probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland and you must see it on Game of Thrones tour. Kirkjufell was referred to as Arrowhead mountain in the TV series. Moreover, in this place, the Children of the Forest created the Night King. You can see the mountain in seasons 6 and 7.
If you want To see Kirkjufell from a different view, we have an excellent idea for you. Kayaking in Kirkjufell – will be a great opportunity to experience kayaking in Iceland. The picturesque surroundings provide a breathtaking view and amazing photos.
Þjóðveldisbærinn is another Game of Thrones location in Iceland. During the 4th season, a huge battle took place in front of this thatched farmhouse. It is actually a reconstructed farmhouse located just north of the hydroelectric power station Búrfellsvirkjun in the Þjórsárdalur National Park.
Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey
According to legend, the 120 meters Dyrhólaey promenade is all that is left of two trolls, turned to stone by the sun rising. Dyrhólahey separates Dyrólafjara (The Endless Black Beach) and Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach). Both iconic black sand beaches can be admired in season 7, where Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch arrive by boat onshore.
Þingvellir National Park
Both of the Stark sisters, Sansa and Arya, travel through the Icelandic National Park in season 8 Games of Thrones. Arya is a prisoner of the Hound and travels with him. Sansa accompanies Littlefinger while Almannagjá representing the Bloody Gate. The narrow path between huge rocks perfectly reflects Bloody Gate from the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
For the most enthusiastic fans, the fact that Games of Thrones was shot in Iceland is compelling evidence to visit Iceland. You can create your own movie tour in Iceland as well, inspired by your favorite production. Of course, Game of Thrones is far from the only production shot in Iceland!
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