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TRAVELADE ORIGINAL22. December 2017

Game Of Thrones Locations in Iceland

Explore all the filming locations in Iceland for the popular HBO show Game Of Thrones.

If you are as much a Game Of Thrones fan as me you have definitely noticed the amazing locations in the Westoros world. While we wait for next season I took together some of the locations that the show filmed in Iceland and a few ways to see them.

 

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain)

KirkjufellPhoto: Wikipedia

Kirkjufell is in the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula and close to the town Grundarfjörður. It is the most photograped mountain in Iceland.

It can be seen in season 7 episode 6 when the heroes go to north of the wall, described as the arrowhead mountain. It was also in season 6 episode 5 with Kirkjufellsfoss which is also on the photo, when the children of the forest created the first White Walker.

Game of Thrones KirkjufellPhoto: HBO

If you want to checkout the amazing scenary that is the Snæfellsnes Peninsula we have many tours available. There is a Whale Watching Snæfellsnes tour, cave tour to Vatnshellir, Minibus tour around the highlights of the area and this day Mysterious Snæfellsnes day tour around Snæfellsnes.

 

Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá in IcelandPhoto: Wikipedia

It's a small a cave in the Lake Mývatn and was a popular bathing place once. In early 18th century the outlaw Jón Markússon lived there and used the cave for bathing. As it had some geological activity in the period 1975–1984 which caused the temperature of the water in the cave to rise up and it hasn't been possible to bathe there since.

This is where the actors Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Ygritte (Rosa Leslie) had their moment in Season 3 episode 5.

Grjotagja in Game of Thrones IcelandPhoto: HBO

There is a Film & Nature Trip that goes with you to the places that they where shooting in the north and also where Fast 8 and Star Wars had their filmsets. I would also recommend the Diamond Circle tour as it offers amazing areas to view, Diamond Circle Tour and  Diamond Circle TourMyvatn Super Jeep Tour and Highlights of the North also goes to Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá and Höfði with more amazing stops where Game of Thrones was filmed.

 

Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir in IcelandPhoto: Wikipedia

Dimmuborgir is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn. The area is composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations. It is one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in northern Iceland. According to folklore, Dimmuborgir is also the home of a famous troll named Grýla and her third husband Leppalúði.

This is where the wildlings set up the camp in season 3 north of the wall.

Dimmuborgir in Game of ThronesPhoto: HBO

Myvatn Super Jeep Tour and Highlights of the North go to Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá and Höfði all locations where Game of Thrones filmed!

 

Svínafellsjökull

Svinafells Glacier in IcelandPhoto: Daria Medvedeva/Shutterstock

Svínafellsjökull is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier and the views are amazing. It is very accessable from the ring road and there are not many places you can visit as close as Svínafellsjökull.

It can be seen in season 2 and 3 with the wildlings north of the wall.

Svinafellsjökull in IcelandPhoto: HBO

If you want to see closely the glacier that they filmed on you can go on these tours Ice Climbing tourUltimate IcescapeSkaftafell Glacier Walk and Ice ClimbingBlue Ice Experience and Full Day Glacier Adventure which all go with you climbing on Svínafellsjökull glacier. There is also this Mountain bike tour that gives you a great view of the astonishing landscape around Skaftafell National Park.

 

Vatnajökull

Vatnajokull Glacier in IcelandPhoto: Iceland Nordic Visitor

The largest ice cap in Iceland and one of the largest in area in Europe. It covers more than 8 percent of the whole country! Under the ice cap are several volcanoes, there are also volcanic lakes, Grímsvötn for example. 

It was used in the second season as a film location used beyond the wall.

Vatnajokull Game of thronesPhoto: HBO

To take a closer look at Vatnajökull glacier there are several tours available, a Super Jeep Vatnajökull Glacier Walk tour with a short zodiac boat ride. Also this Glacier Discovery on Vatnajokull Glacier which includes a 4x4 transfer and is designed for those who are looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. Then there is this unique Blue Ice Cave Adventure that offers an unforgettable experience and amazing scenes.

 

Þingvellir (Thingvellir)

Thingvellir in IcelandPhoto: Wikipedia

It is a national park about 40 km from Reykjavík. It is one of the most popular touris destination in Iceland as it is a site of historical, cultural and geological significance. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge passes right through the national park and seperates the Eurasian and North-American plates.

It can be seen as the narrow path leading to the Eyrie and as well as the location of Arya's and Sandor Clegane's journey.

Thingvellir in Game of ThronesPhoto: HBO

There are a few ways to see the National park and the area around if you don't have your own car. These are the classic golden circle tours Classic Golden Circle Bus TourGolden Circle & The Secret LagoonGolden Circle TourGolden Circle and SnowmobilingGolden Circle and Snorkeling, Golden Circle and Magical nightsGolden Circle with a Gourmet Twist  that go to Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. Another way to see Thingvellir is taking this bike tour, Biking in the National Park of Thingvellir which takes you on a fantastic ride along the lake and Almannagjá.

There is also this amazing experience where you can go snorkeling in the crystal clear water in Silfra.

 

Þórufoss

Thorusfoss in IcelandPhoto: Wikipedia

Thorufoss is around 18 meters high and is located near Thingvellir. This is the waterfall where Drogon eats the goat in season 4 episode 6

Thorufoss in Game of thronesPhoto: HBO

 

Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach)

Reynisfjara in IcelandPhoto: Wikipedia

The world famous beach is near the town Vík in Mýrdal and is known as the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland. It features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid called Hálsanef. Out on the ocean there are also stacks kalled Reynisdrangar.

It is the beach at Eastwatch by the sea where the men in the night's watch are guarding the wall.

Reynisfjara in Game of ThronesPhoto: HBO

There are many tours that are available to see the black beach like going on a ATV or see the south coast. Here is an ATV tour, the south coast tour and another south coast tour.