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Game of Thrones Tours in Iceland

Walk in the footsteps of Jon Snow on a self-guided Game of Thrones tour in Iceland by Nordic Visitor. See where many “North of the Wall” scenes were filmed on a tailor-made adventure.

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Go on an epic Game of Thrones Tour in Iceland

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? For an incredible Game of Thrones tour, Iceland is hard to beat. Come see real-life landscapes that are just as magical as Westeros, and visit Icelandic nature sites that star as the lands beyond the Wall on a Game of Thrones tour in Iceland from Reykjavik.

What can you see and do on a Game of Thrones filming locations tour in Iceland? Join a guided trek on Svínafellsjökull glacier, where the White Walkers roam north of The Wall. Do like Arya and the Hound and follow the trail to “The Bloody Gate” at Thingvellir National Park. Explore the unusual volcanic terrain of North Iceland, where Jon Snow and the wildlings camped out and formed some memorable alliances.

Many of the filming sites are easily accessible by a road trip around Iceland or via day tours from Reykjavik, so you can walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite GOT characters from seasons 2 - 7.

For the best Game of Thrones tour in Iceland, look no further than Nordic Visitor. We’re Iocal travel experts who specialise in crafting tailor-made holidays in this land of ice and fire, such as vacation packages based on the TV series Game of Thrones. What’s more, we’re based in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, so our staff have insider knowledge on where to find the settings of your favourite scenes in Iceland.

Scroll down to see which tour packages we recommend for your Game of Thrones adventure, and continue reading for details about filming locations in Iceland.

 

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

 

Go on a Road Trip in Iceland

Take a journey around Iceland’s Ring Road and visit some of the most famous Game of Thrones filming locations. You do the driving, we handle all the accommodation booking, route planning and more.

Iceland
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Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

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7 days / 6 nights
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South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

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South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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Iceland Complete Classic

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

Stay in Reykjavik and split your time between planned excursions and your own sightseeing. Visit Game of Thrones sites on day trips to the Golden Circle and the glaciers of South Iceland.

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Northern Lights Circle Tour

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Scenic South & Northern Lights

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Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Travel with your own expert guide

The ultimate tour for Game of Thrones fans! Let a local driver-guide take you behind the scenes at filming locations and enjoy more cultural insights on a privately guided tour.

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Scenic South Iceland - Private

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Winter Highlights - Private

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May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

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The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1047209ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

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Local travel agency

As a local travel agency, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Iceland. We offer a variety of tours—both independent and guided—that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Icelandic travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you—accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours) and other services.
 
Oh, and all of our itineraries can be customised! So if you decide you want to spend more than the number of days specified in the packages or add some activities, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Iceland

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Iceland below.

Game of Thrones filming locations to see on a tour in Iceland

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in April 2019. With the competition for the Iron Throne heating up -- and with more anticipated battles between the Night King and Daenerys’ dragons, Iceland will likely make a strong showing in the new episodes. Wondering which Game of Thrones scenes were filmed in Iceland? Check out our list below of top Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland from seasons 2 - 7.

Svínafellsjökull - “North of the Wall” (Season 2, multiple episodes)
This formidable glacier in South Iceland is the stomping ground of the White Walkers. As an outlet of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, Svínafellsjökull is easily visible from the Ring Road, the highway that loops around Iceland.

Note: just as it’s perilous for mortals to go beyond the Wall, it is extremely dangerous to explore a glacier on your own. Thankfully there are plenty of day tours, many with departures from Reykjavik, that include a guided glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull -- with crampons, an ice axe and incredible photo ops provided.

Thingvellir - “The Bloody Gate” (S04E05, S04E08)
The narrow Öxarárfoss trail in the Almannagjá gorge at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park stars as the entrance to the Eyrie, where Sansa Stark fled with Littlefinger after King Joffrey’s assassination. In a later episode, Arya Stark and the Hound travelled this same path on their unsuccessful mission to see Lysa Arryn. The castle and gate are computer generated, of course, but you can walk on the path between the rock walls just like the Stark sisters.

Part of the popular Golden Circle tourist route in South Iceland, Thingvellir sits in a rift valley between tectonic plates, resulting in unique geological formations such as deep fissures that visitors can snorkel in on guided day tours.

Reynisfjara - “Eastwatch-by-the-Sea” (S07E05 & S07E06)
This dramatic black sand beach in South Iceland stands in for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, where the guards of the Night’s Watch keep an eye on the Wall. Visible from the beach are the jagged Reynisdrangar sea stacks, which -- we assure you -- do not need any digital enhancement to make them look like part of a fantasy world. Reynisfjara beach is near the town of Vík and is easily accessible from the Ring Road.

Þjórsárdalur - “Olly’s village” (S04E03)
This beautiful valley in South Iceland is the site of some of Game of Thrones’ greatest massacres, in which elaborate scenes of a wildling attack on a farming village were filmed. The lone survivor of this bloody raid, a small boy named Olly, escaped to Castle Black to inform Jon and the Night’s Watch of the carnage.

At Þjórsárdalur you can visit a replica Settlement Era Viking lodge that was used on the film set. The traditional turf structure was actually modelled after Stöng, a medieval farmstead believed to have been buried by volcanic ash after an eruption of Hekla in 1104.

Grjótagjá - “the love cave” (S03E05)
Think back to the scene when things got steamy between Ygritte and Jon Snow. Yes, this is the place! The small Grjótagjá lava cave near Lake Mývatn in North Iceland is literally a steamy place as it contains a natural thermal pool inside. Decades ago it was a popular bathing spot for locals, but unfortunately the water has since become too hot.

If you want to bathe (safely) in a similarly magical geothermal lagoon with soothing water and great scenery, we recommend the nearby Mývatn Nature Baths that are open year-round.

Dimmuborgir - “the wildling camp” (S03E01, S03E02 & S03E05)
Also located in the Lake Mývatn area, Dimmuborgir is perfectly suited for an otherworldly Game of Thrones setting with its bizarre rock formations. You may recognise this eerie looking lava field as the site of Mance Rayder’s wildling camp, where Ygritte steals Jon’s sword to lure him into the aforementioned cave.

Though lacking in trees, Dimmuborgir was also used in a scene as the corner of the “Haunted Forest” where some of the Night’s Watch were attacked by White Walkers. Dimmuborgir (“dark fortresses” in Icelandic) is equally mythical in Icelandic folklore, as it’s the alleged home of a blood-thirsty troll named Grýlla and her sons, the naughty Yule Lads who visit children at Christmastime.

Kirkjufell - “Arrowhead Mountain” (S06E05 & S07E06)
Located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland, Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in the country. This uniquely shaped mountain can be seen in the background of the flashback scene in which the Children of the Forest created the first White Walker. It also appears covered in snow in the episode aptly named “Beyond the Wall”, when Jon and his fellow warriors journey north.

Good to know: this is not an exhaustive list of every single GOT filming location in Iceland, but if you’re interested in specific locations from the show we can tailor an adventure in Iceland according to your wishes.

Take a Game of Thrones-inspired road trip in Iceland

Want a do-it-yourself Game of Thrones tour in Iceland? If you want to pretend you’re on a journey through the kingdoms of Westeros, we can’t think of a better adventure than a self-drive tour in Iceland. A classic road trip around the Ring Road is perfect for enjoying a Game of Thrones self-guided tour in Iceland at your own pace.

Start your driving tour in Reykjavik and make a full circle of the island, taking in stunningly diverse scenery such as waterfalls, icebergs, volcanic craters, hot springs and other places that look ripped from a fantasy drama. You can even do an Iceland road trip in winter, when the whole country resembles the land of Winterfell.

Enjoy a Games of Thrones tour in Iceland from Reykjavik

Don’t want to do the driving? Enjoy a GOT tour in Iceland with Reykjavik as your base, and see some filming locations via day trips. Venture “beyond the Wall” on a guided glacier hike. Go day touring around the Golden Circle to see Thingvellir and other fascinating sites, like Gullfoss waterfall. Join a day tour to ride Icelandic horses, just like some of the Game of Thrones actors.

Do all this and more on a multi-day tour package in Iceland, which includes accommodation at one of our hand-picked Reykjavik hotels and bookings of all day tours included in your itinerary. Want to travel with your own personal guide to the filming sites? We can also arrange fully customised private tours.

Nordic Visitor offers a wide range of tours in Iceland that can be customised to your liking, such as with extra nights and optional activities added to your itinerary.

 

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What's included in tour packages?

  • Accomodations selected by our local experts
  • Map of Iceland and detailed personal itinerary
  • Rental car with free GPS for road trips
  • Nordic Visitor's Iceland Travel Guide
  • Airport transfers & 24/7 helpline

 

Our services

Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-drive vacation, all customers receive personalized service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Iceland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Veronica, Australia

Iceland Full Circle Classic, May 2018

I loved it

I have nothing but praise for our experience with Nordic Visitor and Iceland. The support provided by Brynja was outstanding - very efficient, pleasant and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements.  I feel this was a contributing factor to having such a wonderful experience in Iceland - I loved it

Andrew, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, May 2018

Very impressed

Entire experience with Nordic Visitor was very positive. From first contact, communication was very prompt, informative and exactly what was requested, the package put together for us was just what we had hoped for. All information, including the "tour pack" was first class. Helga was a brilliant travel consultant - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable & always keen to help. Katrin was also very helpful when Helga was out of the office for a few days  Overall, we were very impressed with Nordic Visitor

Christina, Canada

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure - Winter, September 2018

Helpful and very responsive!

We are very happy with Nordic Visitor and the service we were provided.  Everyone was very helpful and very responsive!

Ayala, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter, March 2018

Everything was perfect!

You are the best tour operator. You did an excellent trip. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much

Casey, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, May 2018

We can't wait to plan another with Nordic Visitor!

We had the best experience with Nordic Visitor!! We got married in Iceland before starting our tour and Dagny worked around our schedule and was extremely fast to reply and organize. She even left a sweet note and treats at our first hotel on our honeymoon. Nordic Travel took all the stress of planning our honeymoon away so we could focus on our wedding. I can't express enough how awesome our trip was and how thankful we are for this travel agency. There is no way we could have planned a trip any better than this. We can't wait to plan another with Nordic Visitor!

Carla and Grady, United States

Iceland Road Trip, July 2016

We absolutely loved Iceland

I have traveled the world and I can say without reservation that the Icelandic people are the most friendly, welcoming, helpful people I have ever encountered. The geology of the island is so unique and beautiful. I can't wait to go back in the winter to see the Northern Lights.

Amy Woods, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2017

Can't wait to come back!

I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again! 

Brenton, Australia

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2018

Outstanding

Most outstanding travel agency we have ever dealt with. We are 68 years old and travelled extensively throughout the world with jobs and for recreation for the last 45 years. Benchmark organisation which will only grow and prosper with their attitude.

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