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Beyond the Wall: 5 Game of Thrones Sites to See in Iceland

By: Jenna
Posted in: Blogs, TV and Movies

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will begin filming in Iceland in February 2018, and we are beyond excited that the show will return to Iceland. Are you a super fan? Below is a handy list of some sites that appeared on the show. 

Fans will recognise Þórsmörk from season 7 when Jon and his ‘suicide squad’ trek across the lands beyond the Wall to try and catch a wight. 

Thorsmork, Mountains, canyons and rivers near Skogar


Dimmuborgir is featured prominently in season 3 when Ygritte steals John’s sword from him and lures him into a cave. 

Dimmuborgir, Northern Iceland


Grjótagjá Cave was supposed to serve as Jon and Ygritte’s ‘love cave’ in season 3, but the surroundings proved to be too difficult to make the scene work. The scene ultimately was filmed in Northern Ireland, but Grjótagjá is still a big Game of Thrones destination for fans.  

Grotagja, Northern Iceland


Þingvellir National Park appears during Brienne and the Hound’s big fight scene in season 4, and the mountainous scenery rivaled the action of the fight.  

Thingvellir waterfall, Iceland


The sweeping black sand beaches and Dyrhólaey, along the south coast are featured in season 7 at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. 

Dyrhólaey, south iceland

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Post by: Jenna

Originally from New York City, Jenna Gottlieb made her first trip to Iceland in 2007, promptly fell in love with the island and relocated in 2012. She lives with her Icelandic husband in rural West Iceland.

 

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We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way, check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.

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