HBO’s Game of Thrones is a masterful piece of television. Finding mesmerising real world locations to appear as Westeros and Essos has been key to the adaptation’s triumph.
The people behind the show have literally travelled the world in search of places that could do justice to George R R Martin’s imagined world.
Shooting has taken place in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Malta, Morocco and Croatia (learn more about visiting those locations in our Travelling Game of Thrones Style post).
An otherworldly place of fire and ice, Iceland has been one of the most important locations for the show. This summer, fans of the show can join a Game of Thrones-themed tour of the country with UK-based travel agency Discover the World.
The four-day tour includes…
- Vatnajokull, a giant glacier in the national park of Skaftafell
- Jokulsarlon, a famous glacial lagoon beside Vatnajokull. The featured image of Jokulsarlon is by origine1.
- Hofdabrekkuheidi, an eerie green-and-black volcanic plain
- Myrdalsjokull, a glacier that looms over Hofdabrekkuheid
- Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two mystical waterfalls
- A stay at the same Reykjavik hotel used by the cast and crew
- The fjords of the Golden Circle
- The black sand beaches of the south shore
Price starts at £620, not including flights.
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