Winter has come. Descend upon the land of white walkers and ruthless rulers as you embark on a full-day tour of the Game of Thrones filming locations around the epic scenery of southern Iceland.
That film star feeling will begin with the private and climate-controlled transportation to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the backdrop for many scenes featuring unsung Wildling heroes with its rugged ground and walls of uneven rocks. You’ll also witness a huge crack in the earth’s surface where the American and European tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart at the gorge of Thingvellir, a great picture opportunity.
Top up your energy levels with a quick eat and drink stop, then travel to Lake Thingvallavatn where shimmering waters as far as the eye can see mirror the rolling hills lining the edge. The Þórufoss waterfall is next, the backdrop to a scene where a local goat was attacked by one of Daenerys’ dragons. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of some of the show’s most-known stars… the Icelandic horses who played Westeros’ garrons, as they enjoy newfound fame at a nearby farm.
Next, feast your eyes on the Almannagjá gorge in Thingvellir, used to film scenes of the Bloody Gate of the Eyrie. After soaking up the scenery you’ll travel to the setting of a Wildling massacre from season four, Thjorsárdalur valley, also home to one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland, then return back to your hotel.
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Feeling like it’s been a while since season eight? You can get a recap, as well as learning behind the scenes knowledge of the filming locations, from your guide as you weave in and out of the stunning landscape.