Game of Thrones Tour in Iceland
Are you familiar with the tune, “A Song of Fire and Ice?” If you’re a Game of Thrones (GOT) fan, you likely can hum it from memory! When you think about Game of Thrones, does Iceland come to mind? It should! There are countless areas around the country that were used as “sets” to portray the regions Game Of Thrones were filmed in. Today we would love to share with you some of the locations where Game of Thrones was filmed in our neck of the woods, Southern Iceland!
Fun Fact: One of our primary guides, David Geir, previously worked in the film making industry before we snagged him to become a fantastic glacier guide and professional driver. He was often on the Game of Thrones sets handling special effects. You know, creating the extreme winds and snow that you see happening earlier on in the early to mid-seasons.
Why did Game of Thrones Choose Iceland?
If you haven’t found your way to Iceland you may not be able to quickly answer. But the dynamic landscape really transports you to another world. Plus, there are very few areas of the world that rival Southern Iceland’s glaciers and black sand beaches! The diversity of the landscape really gave the show
Filming Locations for Game of Thrones in Iceland:
Many times on our Vik Iceland super jeep tours throughout Southern Iceland, our guests ask us where Game of Thrones was filmed. There are many locations that are available for visiting and exploring whereas, others are on private property and you need permission from landowners or special 4x4 super jeeps to get there.
The Good News: Booking a Private Tour with us can lead you to have a very special Game of Thrones Tour in Iceland. So come along with us and see a few of the landscapes that have inspired the amazing scenes throughout all 7 seasons (season 8 releases in April 2019) so far!
Thingvellir National Park
Ever wonder where Game of Thrones found crazy amounts of lava rocks with moss growing over and awesome rock formations with water elements? You will recognize this place below probably… Thingvellir National Park. It is an area of Southern Iceland you are welcome to and we encourage you to visit yourself. It is easily accessible by car in the days before or after your Katla Ice Cave Tour.
A memorable moment in Game of Thrones for us
Any diehard Game of Thrones
North of the wall is most of the landscapes of Iceland throughout the many seasons of Game of Thrones. The hidden mountains are for sure our second
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach in Southern Iceland
A super cool spot but one that has become a very heavily populated tourist spot you can visit on your own is Reynisfjara. This black sand beach is the setting for the elaborate scenes of Castle East Watch by the sea seen in Season 7 Episode 5 and 6.
Dyrhólaey Sea Arch
Dyrhólaey serves as The Wall and Castle East Watch which can be seen in Season 7 Episode 5 and 6. There is also a private side of this beautiful area that we would love to introduce you to!
North of the Wall GOT Location:
There are 13 glaciers in Iceland and we are lucky to call our business home at the fourth largest, Myrdalsjökull. This fantastic glacier also proved to inspire the construction of The Wall and being “North of the Wall” in the Game of Thrones series. See S02E05 and others.
More often than not, exploring around this area you’ll feel like you walk in the footsteps the steps of the white walkers. Especially during winter in Iceland. We would love to show you what North of the wall looks like and feels like on our Katla Ice Cave Tour.
Other Game of Thrones Filming Areas in Iceland:
- Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss Waterfall (Arrowhead Mountain) – S06E05; S07E06
- Stöng í Þjórsádal (Village where Olly lived) – S04E03
- Dimmuborgir Lava Area – North Iceland (Wildling Camp) S03E01, S03E02, S03E05
- Nesjavellir (The Vale) – S04E10
- Þórufoss Waterfall – Near to Thingveille National Park (
Drogoneats the farmersgoat) – S04E06
- Grjótagjá – Northern Iceland (Famed Wildling hot spring cave) – S03E05
All that said, we dare you to join us on a custom Iceland Game of Thrones Tour. Truly an adventurous experience that takes you
Your Adventure Awaits,
– The Katlatrack Super Jeep Team in Vik Iceland