As we prepare to be amazed by the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, let’s take a look at their most awe inspiring filming locations in Iceland. The ones you know you want to post on Instagram to make your friends jealous.


See also: All Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Iceland


All of these are accessible to tourists, at least for part of the year. Please take caution when traveling in Iceland, listen to the advice of guides and take note of any signs posted, they are there to ensure your safety.

Famed for its dramatic landscapes and unique lighting conditions, Iceland is widely considered to be a photographer’s paradise and no better platform does this directly translate to than Instagram. Put Game of Thrones and Instagram together and you have a formula worthy of all seven heavens.


See also: 8-Day Guided Game of Thrones Tour in Iceland


Þingvellir National Park

“Who would pass the Bloody Gate?”, “The bloody Hound!”… and you can too.

You need not travel too far from the capital Reykjavík to begin to recognise certain landscapes from our favourite fantasy world. The gorgeous Þingvellir national park is a stop on most South Coast Tours, including Golden Circle tours. Many scenes from Game of Thrones have been shot there and in the surrounding areas.

Most notably ‘The Bloody Gate’, which guards the entrance to the Eyrie is located in Þingvellir National Park. A passage which we saw both Stark sisters tread to visit their aunt Lysa’s home.


See also: Golden Circle Tours


East of Lake Þingvallavatn and the Þingvellir National Park is a waterfall which is less commonly visited by tourists. This is Þórufoss Waterfall, which was where one of Daenerys’ dragons killed a flock of goats in season 6. A very pretty location, well worth an insta pic.

The Glaciers

Iceland’s wealth of glaciers has been utilized well in Game of Thrones. The country’s icecaps provide a lot of the sublime scenery seen around and beyond the wall.

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier is situated in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It was used in scenes where the men of the Night’s Watch are on their way to the ‘Fist of the First Men’. The glacier looks almost as good as Jon Snow does in these scenes.

 

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Svínafellsjökull Glacier is an outlet glacier of the largest icecap in Europe, Vatnajökull Glacier. A lot of scenes beyond the wall were shot here. We can see why this lovely area caught the eye of Game of Thrones location scouts.

 

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Gígjökull is a glacier outlet of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, which erupted in 2010. Last season the ‘Dirty Dozen’ went on a mission beyond the wall, which was shot at this glacier. As can be seen in the video at the top of this article.

 

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Þjóðveldisbærinn Reconstructed Viking Farm

Despite being the location of the violent slaughter of Jon Snow’s steward Olly’s family and neighbours in the series, this reconstructed farm is a lovely place to visit and Instagram. It is open to visitors in the summer, from June 1st until August 31st, daily from 10-17.

 

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See also: 7-Day Tour in North Iceland


Dimmuborgir Lava Field

Also known as the Black Fortress, Dimmuborgir Lava Field near Lake Mývatn in North Iceland is a hauntingly beautiful place. On Game of Thrones it was used as King Beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder’s base camp.

 

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Kirkjufell Mountain

The Mountain like an arrowhead is a real mountain. First seen in Bran Stark’s vision, later pointed out by the Hound. Kirkjufell Mountain on Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the perfect backdrop for a photo to commemorate your time in Iceland.

 

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