Game of Thrones Film Sites in Iceland
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Iceland's surreal glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls were exactly what brought Game of Thrones to the Arctic island for filming. Experience the TV show in real life by visiting the following film sites on a Thrones-themed excursion in Iceland.
Ruins of Dimmuborgir as Castle Black
The Ruins of Dimmuborgir, composed of a collection of eerie lava structures, have been used a key filming site for the show's Castle Black, the famed fortress for the Night's Watch. Follow in the footsteps of famous "crows" such as Jon Snow and Benjen Stark as you explore this location on a day trip from Akureyri.
Thingvellir National Park as North of The Wall
Imagine a stare-down with the menacing White Walker army during a stop at Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not only an important part of Icelandic history but has also been used as fantasy filming location to depict the icy lands north of The Wall on Game of Thrones.
Lake Mývatn as North of the Wall
This scenic Icelandic lake is home to Grjótagjá Rift, a spooky subterranean space used in a famous scene featuring Jon Snow and Ygritte in season three. The area has also been used heavily to depict the icy world north of The Wall. Visits to this key filming location typically depart from Akureyri.
Thjorsárdalur Valley as the Wildling Battle Site
Iceland's windswept Thjorsárdalur valley was selected by the Game of Thrones producers as the setting for an idyllic farming village attacked by the Wildings in season four. Most tours to the valley's volcanic terrain depart from Reykjavik.
Akureyri Tours & Activities (2)
Visit filming locations from the television series 'Game of Thrones' on this full-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel in a comfortable, climate-controlled coach to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and filming location of the White Walker scenes. Visit Lake Thingvallavatn's stunning panoramic vistas. At Thjorsárdalur valley, relive one of the show's most exciting battle scenes. Round-trip transportation from selected Reykjavik hotels is included.
We will visit Thorufoss waterfall, where one of Daenerys’ dragons attacked the local goat in Merren. Later we will drive to Thingvellir National Park, set for many scenes in Game of Thrones featuring the White Walkers. We will have a walk in a gorge in Thingvellir, where the European and the North American tectonic plates are drifting apart. We will also visit the gorge used to film scenes depicting the Bloody gate of the Eyrie, and several scenes with the Wildlings. The journey will continue to Stöng – the medieval Viking houses. Here you can relive the scene where a quiet farming village, south of the wall, was attacked by Wildlings. We will visit Háifoss, Iceland's second highest waterfall, and the mysterious Hjalparfoss, as we make our way to Gjáin, a valley with beautiful waterfalls and incredible lava formations.