Did you know that Game of Thrones has used Iceland as a filming location for all its seasons?

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Did you know that Game of Thrones has used Iceland as a filming location for all its seasons?

Take the Game of Thrones trail around Iceland with us and discover the most famous locations as well as lesser known spots and tidbits.
And who knows - you might meet a wildling!

This itinerary is a special interest version of the Classic Ring Road itinerary so just let us know if you would like to include anything else. We will make your Game of Thrones dream come true! Winter is here...

This sample itinerary is based on our Classic Ring Road itinerary with detours to the Game of Thrones filming locations.
It is completely customisable to include other interests as well as filming locations for other movies and TV shows.

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik
Season: All year
Duration: 8+ days
Driving distance: 2000-2200 kms

Highlights: The Eyrie - Beyond The Wall - Ygritte's cave - Arya's journey - Battle between Brienne & the Hound - Wildling camp - Fist of the First Men - Kirkjufell - Icelandic horses

Available as a self-drive or private guided tour.

Trip offered by Emanuela Travel expert in Iceland

Trip summary

  • Departure Keflavik
  • End Keflavik
  • Countries
    • Iceland
  • City
    • Gullfoss
    • Vík
    • Egilsstaðir
    • Myvatn
    • Stykkishólmur
    • Reykjavik
    • Keflavik
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Gullfoss & The Eyrie
    Day 1

    Iceland's famous Golden Circle is home to many Game of Thrones filming locations including the entrance to the Eyrie, parts of Arya's journey and the famous fight between Brienne and the Hound.
    You will also visit the only place in Iceland used as a location for Mereen! 

    Detour option: Take a detour to the highlands where you can visit some other sites including the location of the village attack by the wildlings.

    Optional add-ons:
    Snorkelling in Silfra

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Beyond the Wall
    Day 2

    Continue along the South Coast where the glaciers have been used for many scenes Beyond the Wall including the Frostfangs mountain range, the Fist of the First Men and Mance Rayder's Wildling Camp.
    You will also visit the black sand beaches, some of which were used as a backdrop in Season 7.

    Optional add-ons:
    Glacier hike / Ice climbing
    ATV tour

    Visited places:
  • 3
    Jon Snow & Ygritte
    Day 3

    Nestled under Iceland's tallest mountain peak and in between the southernmost tongues of the Vatnajokull glacier, Skaftafell is one of Iceland's most scenic locations.
    Several scenes between Jon Snow and Ygritte were shot here including the capture of Ygritte by the Knights watch, the chase that ensued and when Ygritte takes Jon to Rattleshirt.

    Optional add-ons:
    Glacier hike / Ice climbing
    Glacier lagoon kayaking

    Visited places:
  • 4
    The Eastfjords & Icelandic horses
    Day 4

    Take a short break from the Game of Thrones to enjoy the drive through the peaceful Eastfjords, home to some of Iceland's most picturesque fjords. Explore the charming towns, each unique with their own special characteristics.
    You also have a chance to ride the friendly Icelandic horses used in the show.

    Optional add-ons:
    Horse riding

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Wildlings, White walkers & The Cave
    Day 5

    The stunning Lake Myvatn with its diverse landscape is the setting for many Game of Thrones scenes including the famous cave where Jon Snow and Ygritte made love, the haunted forest where Sam and Lord Mormont were attacked by white walkers and Mance Rayder's wildling camp in Season 3.

    Optional add-ons:
    Myvatn Nature Baths

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Akureyri & North West Iceland
    Day 6

    Visit Iceland's northern most town before driving through the remote landscape of North West Iceland. Visit some offbeat gems including a fortress rumoured to be a potential filming location.

    Optional add-ons:
    Whale watching
    River rafting

    Visited places:
  • 7
    Snaefellsnes & Kirkjufell
    Day 7

    Drive around the magical Snaefellsnes peninsula stopping to explore the many beautiful sights including the Kirkjufell mountain which was used as a backdrop in episodes of both Season 6 and Season 7.

    Optional add-ons:
    Whale watching
    Lava caving

    Visited places:
  • 8
    Day 8

    Drive to KEF airport where you drop off your rental car before departure.

    Visited places:
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • 7-day station car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
    • Digital map for each day
    • 7-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
    • Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
    • Contact person in Iceland

    Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

    Price does not include
    • Optional tour and activities of your choice
    • Additional meals: Lunch and dinner
    • Additional insurance: SCDW, Gravel, Sand & Ash
    • WiFi device
    • Baby car seats
    • Flights
    • Tips
    • Everything not stated in the "Inclusions" section

    For self-drive, the car rental is as per your preference and the season; in the off-season, we only provide a 4X4.
    For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

    We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

    Preparation: Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.


    Self-drive: The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended for off-season travel.