This summer “Winter is Here”. It’s time to experience the Icelandic nature just like the stars of Game of Thrones. Walk in the footsteps of your favourite GoT characters and soak in the majestic views , go close to the waterfalls and explore the other filming locations of this gripping drama. Visit famous Iceland locations that have featured in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones in this land of Fire and Ice and create memories of a life time. And in case you have not followed the show, Iceland is still a must visit experience.
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- Þingvellir National Park, where the scenes at the Bloody gate were filmed
- Walk around the Land beyond the wall in North Iceland
- Walk the land that Jon Snow, Ygritte and the Free Folk cross to reach the Wall Wildlings invading south of the Wall, and Waterfalls
- Meet some of the four-legged stars of the series, Icelandic horses who played parts as Westeros garrons
- Guided tour with expert narration with behind-the-scenes stories throughout the tour
Arrival in Reykjavic
Take the airport shuttle to the centrally located hotel and explore the neighbourhood.
Volcano, Fjords and Mountains
Climb the Grábrók volcano crater. Visit a natural history museum in a small fishing village and stroll around the harbour. Stop at the church of Víðimýri, considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. Drive through scenic fjord landscape and several mountain passes to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. O/N in Akureyri.
Land beyond the Wall
Visit the land beyond the wall and get to know more about the tales of the “Seven Kingdoms “ from your guide. Explore the landscape of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for “North of the Wall” were filmed. Head to also the “Waterfall of the Gods” and then walk around the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd. End the day with a relaxing soak in the waters that are a unique blend of minerals, silicates, and geothermal micro-organisms at Mývatn Nature Baths. O/N in Mývatn.
Lava labyrinths Dimmuborgir and GoT connection
Hike in the lava labyrinth at the “dark castles” of Dimmuborgir, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. This locale was used for filming season 3 of GoT. Visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Drive through the highlands and moon-scapes where you may spot an Arctic fox or reindeer. O/N in Borgarfjörður-Eystri.
Fjords, glaciers and ice
Take in the fjord landscape as we drive through winding roads with its tiny fishing villages and visit Petra’s impressive stone collection. Soak in the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier and the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón that is filled with floating icebergs. Spend time exploring the region and its black sandy beach, where often large icebergs get stranded – you may even spot seals swimming in Arctic waters. O/N in Höfn.
Lava fields, beaches and waterfalls
Head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert overlooked by rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls to reach the famous Reynisfjara shore, considered the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland – check out the basalt cliff resembling a rocky step pyramid and the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar. Look out for the massive Skógafoss waterfall before heading to the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center. Then on to witness the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall plunging over the mountain – you could go on an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! O/N at Eyjafjallajökull.
Brienne & the Hound Battle and Golden Circle
Walk through the pass to the impregnable Eyrie and spot the location of the Bloody Battle on the way to Thingvellir National Park . Explore the classic route of the Golden Circle – Friðheimar with the Icelandic horse, the 4 legged Westeros Garrons. Spend some time at the Geysir geothermal fields with its hot springs/ bubbling pools, Gullfoss the double waterfall that is part of a fissure zone situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Head back to Reykjavík, for a short tour of the highlights of the world’s northernmost capital. O/N in Reykjavík.
Day at leisure
Go shopping with a day at leisure to unwind.
Take the airport shuttle bus to the Airport and your flight back.