Directions to Katlatrack meeting point
Austurvegur 16, Katlatrack Meeting Point in Vík town. There is a huge sign to the right of the N1 gas station in Vík.
3 – 4 hours
1.May – 31.Oct
2 – 12 persons per guide
Included: Local guide, Super jeep transportation, 60 minutes hike at the secret canyon.
What to bring
Please bring warm clothing according to weather, rain gear and hiking boots.
Þakgil, secret canyon, secret cave, Háfell and Troll rocks.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Join us for a unique tour that takes you in the footsteps of the Game of Thrones (GOT) characters. We’ll head high up into the hidden mountains surrounding Vik in Southern Iceland. Here you will find very few people, but many ancients stories that have been passed from generation to generation. Our guides have special access to private land, so your tour will be a one-of-a-kind experience only available with Katlatrack.
Our Superjeep will transport you in comfort and safety as we depart Vik along Route One up towards the mountains. You’ll get to experience plenty of the epic scenery from GOT up close and personal, as we cross rivers and traverse wild and barren landscapes in the Jeep.
Our first stop is the panoramic mountain top of Háfell. From here you can admire the beautiful black sand beaches below, as well as the Katla Volcano and the mountain of Hafursey, made famous as a filming location for the Star Wars movie, Rouge One.
Our next stop is a natural mountain cave called Stórhellir. Your Katlatrack guide will share some interesting history about this area, and you’ll learn how the cave was used as an ancient shelter for travellers.
We will then make our way to the Höfðabrekkuheiði hiking area which appeared in GOT Season 2 as ‘The Land Beyond the Wall’. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the area, hike around the cool rock formations and picture yourself in your very own episode of the show!
From there, we’ll take our second hike of the day as we explore a nearby canyon called Remundargil. Our trek to the bottom will be well worth the effort, as we arrive at its beautiful hidden waterfall. After pausing to take some photos of this unique landscape, we’ll head on to our final stop, the campsite of Þakgil.
At Þakgil, we’ll take a break for some refreshments, before another exciting Superjeep ride back into Vik. Our ride home will follow a different route, as we cross rivers and detour through some more canyons. You’ll also learn about the ‘force stones’, and you’ll have the chance to see them for yourself on our journey home.
This is a unique a fun way for GOT fans – and even non-fans – to experience this mystical and secluded mountainous area of Southern Iceland. (By the way . . . if you’re a die hard fan, we have even more options to show you on our single or multi-day custom tours).
This is a once in a lifetime adventure that you’ll never forget. So pack your hiking shoes and your warmest layers and join us on this tour!
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