The world of myths and legends comes to life when you visit the real locations used for filming Game of Thrones. Iceland's pristine beauty provide the backdrop for many of the most memorable moments in the series and you can visit these during your trip through the land of fire and ice.
Jon and Ygritte's Love Nest
Nestled in the countryside around Lake Myvatn, Grjotagja is a cave formed on a lava forge and cooled by the crystal clear Icelandic waters. Located in the north-eastern part of the country, the cave was featured in Season 3, Episode 5: Kissed by Fire.
To reach the cave, head a few kilometers west on NR1 from Reykjahlid to Road 860 and turn right. The turn is well marked and easy to find. When you arrive you can visit the caves and take a dip in the beautiful Jarobodin vid Myvatn waters.
The Wilding Camp
Located just south of Husavik, the lava fields of Dimmuborgir create a foreboding landscape that will take your breath away. This "hell on earth" is the perfect place for trolls and other unworldly creatures to hide and surprise unwary travelers.
The area is home to many myths and legends, and was featured in Game of Thrones Season 3 episode "Haunted Forest." To reach the location, head south from Reykjahlid on 848 for our 4km and turn onto the Dimmoborgir road.
This mysterious location hasn't actually been used in the series...yet. However, film crews have been spotted there and there is a possibility that it will appear in the final season.
Getting there from Reykjavik means Northeast on 36 to Blaskogabyggd, then turning north on 35 to the falls. The trip takes about 90 minutes and is one of the most worthwhile Sunday drives you will ever make.
North of the Wall
Vatnajokull is the largest glacier in Europe and the location of the bluish ice that dances across the screen as Game of Thrones works its magic.
This land of myth and legend is very real and the perfect place to scope the scenery for traces of giants and white walkers rumored to roam the region. Located in Vatnajokull National Park, the park which is the largest in Europe is reachable by bus, car, and plane services from Reykjavik and Hofn.
Thingvellir National Park
This UNESCO listed park is one that's well worth the effort to get there. The park provided the backdrop for Arya and Sandor Clegane's adventure through the villages of mid-Westeros.
It is also the home to the mighty dragonglass featured throughout many points in the story. To reach the park, simply head east down 36 for about 40km. The roads are clearly marked and it's one of the easiest Game of Thrones filming locations to visit.
Hofdabrekka is the southernmost city in Iceland. Featured in Season 1 of the series, Jon Snow ventures through the region in his quest to determine what's happening just beyond their peaks. Located just outside of Vik, it's a destination that is certain to be a highlight of your trip.
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