Icelanders tread their office spaces nervously today, ever alert to the terrifying prospect they might hear a recent Game of Thrones spoiler. We locals have until only this evening to wait for our viewing opportunity, but can we get there with our ignorance intact?

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The first episode of Season 8 broadcast in the United States last night. This early break for our American cousins has, quite suddenly, made the internet a dangerous place for us Europeans who have yet to watch the episode in all its glory.  

After all, this is the beginning of the end of Game of Thrones as we know it.

To recap, we’re one dragon down and the Army of the Dead marches on Winterfell. Jaime Lannister has fled King’s Landing to aid rebels of the crown, and the Mountain has admitted to using steroids—hence his sickly blue colouring. What happens next in this fantasy realm has been fans’ major question since the conclusion of Season 7 in 2017.

Where To Watch Game of Thrones in Iceland

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. Photo Credit: Helen Sloane/HBO/Game of Thrones Facebook.

If you happen to be visiting Iceland, but the prospect of missing out on this gem of a television show is too much to bear, we suggest dropping into the Game of Thrones Watch Party at Loft Hostel, found on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavík.

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Not only will you be able to revel in the sex, gore and swordplay surrounded by fellow die-hards, but it’s also the surest way of avoiding any lingering spoilers on social media.

Alternatively, you may have a television in your hotel room. If one happens to be so lucky, Game of Thrones, Season 8 episode 1 “Winterfell” will be broadcast on the channel Stöð 2 tonight at 21:00.

Marking the story’s end, Game of Thrones will be returning for six episodes, though a number of these will be longer in duration than the previous seasons’ one-hour time slots.

Book a Game of Thrones Tour in Iceland

Those of you lucky enough to be in the land of ice and fire this week not only have the chance to watch the latest episode, but also pair it with an unforgettable live experience; touring the country in search of the best filming locations

Iceland has been used to double Westeros throughout the series, with such sites as Dimmuborgir (Mance Rayder’s wildling camp) and Þingvellir (The Bloody Gate) now staples on countless tours and sightseeing routes. If you would like to experience the magical realm of Westeros in new and tangible ways, this is one experience you will not want to miss out on.

See below for some of our most highly recommended Game of Thrones tours.

Have you seen the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8? If not, where are you planning on watching the show tonight? Have you been on a Game of Thrones locations tour in Iceland? Make sure to leave your thoughts and queries in the Facebook comments box below.