If you’re a Game of Thrones fan in Iceland, you’ll not want to miss a visit to some of the show’s most famous filming locations. Since season 2, Icelandic landscapes and natural features have become hallmarks of the show’s breathtaking backdrops, including waterfalls, rift valleys, medieval villages, and most scenes North of the Wall.
The Game of Thrones tour with Gray Line Iceland was the first in Iceland. We began taking our customers on this tour as first in Iceland from September 2014, and since then it was an amazing experience for everyone who joined us! Will you be the next one?
The Game of Thrones tour takes you to of the filming locations of season 4 filmed in Iceland where you’ll get to experience Icelandic nature just like the Game of Thrones cast members: take in the majestic, sweeping views, watch dancing waterfalls, capture the panoramas in the distance, and experience the stillness and solitude.
Iceland didn’t make its debut in “Game of Thrones” until season two, but since then it has become a favorite on the show. After a visit to Gullfoss waterfall, the producers of the show knew that Iceland’s diverse landscape would be the perfect backdrop for some of the show’s fiercest and most dramatic scenes like Drogon the dragon hunting for goats, the Hound and Brienne of Tarth fighting for Arya Stark (this location is only visited during summer season) and when the Wildlings and Thenns attack Olly's village. More?
Tour visits the Bloody Gate, which is the narrow passageway to the Eyrie taken by Lord Baelish (Little Finger) and Sansa Stark and later by the Hound and Arya. The scenes at the Bloody Gate were filmed at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the age-old Icelandic parliament, the Althing, was established.
Various other scenes were filmed in the area such as the Wildlings roaming South of the Wall, the Thenns and Wildlings meeting in the canyon where Styr is introduced and Arya running off to find a ship to Braavos after leaving the Hound. Next on the stop is a walk around the settlement-era lodge in Þjórsárdalur valley where elaborate scenes were shot, including a certain hair-raising massacre of a village.
It’s a real kick for fans of the show to inhabit the world of Game of Thrones, but even those who’ve never seen the show will be able to enjoy the striking scenery on this outing. Winter is coming, so don’t miss out on this excursion before the white-walker apocalypse wipes us out!
1. Why should I go for the Game of Thrones tour?
If you are a fan of the world's most popular TV series Game of Thrones, then the answer is just because of being a fan! The Game of Thrones tour will show you unique filming locations, our best guide will tell you all the stories behind you might have no idea about, and you can feel like a part of the series as well. If you never watched the Game of Thrones, we recommend you to join the tour to see Icelandic natural wealth, since we will go deeper to the country as during the Golden Circle. And you never know, the Game of Thrones tour can excite you for starting to watch it.
2. How long does the tour take?
With transport included, we guarantee you 8 hours of fun and a great experience.
3. When is the best time to go on Game of Thrones tour?
You can join the tour any time of the year, but since our tour will take you to the filming locations from season 4, filmed during the summer, it might be best to imagine all the scenes at the same time of the year, but it is always good to go.
4. What locations will we visit?
Even the Game of Thrones had been filmed all over the country, our tour is spotting on locations in the south. You can get ready for an epic wild nature, Thingvellir National Park from a different point of view as during the Golden Circle tour, amazing waterfalls, real Viking house, and much more. Plus secret stories from out best guide are always worth hearing!
5. Is the Game of Thrones tour for everybody?
We don't recommend taking your kids on the tour since some information might be too much for them.
6. What should I wear for the tour?
It really depends on the weather the day you are going for the Game of Thrones tour. But it is always wise to wear good hiking/winter shoes, and clothes that keep you dry and warm.
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Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.
Tour departure point
Bus stop 6 which is close by from our Gray Line Sales office at Hafnarstræti 20 is the central departure point for our tours.
Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
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