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)

Kirkjufell Photo: Wikipedia commons

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 Kirkjufell Photo: HBO

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

 

Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá in Iceland Photo: 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 Iceland Photo: 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 Tour in a super jeep . Myvatn 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.

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir in Iceland Photo: 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 Thrones Photo: 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 Iceland Photo: 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 Iceland Photo: HBO

If you want to see closely the glacier that they filmed on you can go on these tours Ice Climbing tour , Skaftafell Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing, and  Blue Ice Experience

 

Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland Photo: 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 thrones Photo: 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 Iceland Photo: Wikipedia commons

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 Thrones Photo: 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 Tour , Golden Circle & The Secret Lagoon Golden Circle and Snowmobiling , Golden Circle and Snorkeling , Golden Circle and Magical nights , Golden Circle with a Gourmet Twist that go to Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. 

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

 

Þórufoss

Thorusfoss in Iceland Photo: Wikipedia commons

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 thrones Photo: HBO

 

Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach)

Reynisfjara in Iceland Photo: Wikipedia commons

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 Thrones Photo: 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 at the Black Beach and the south coast tour.

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