Game of Thrones – Iceland: Beyond the Wall

4 Nights

Reykjavik

Visit the various settings of the series, such as those breathtaking places where the “North of the Wall” scenes were filmed. You will be captivated by tales of the “Seven Kingdoms” by local guide Jon Thor Benediktsson, who was a guide for the Game of Thrones crew during the filming of the third season. That trip was the second time the Game of Thrones crew had filmed in Iceland, so they knew what to expect.

The crew returned to Iceland in mid January 2017, as parts of season 7 were filmed there. Season 7 aired in the summer of 2017 and many scenes were shot in Iceland. You can visit these location and experience the land beyond the Wall for yourself.

Game Of Thrones has brought great magic and adventure to Iceland since it was first released in 2011, whether it be dragons destroying goats, or Iceland’s own Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson playing “The Mountain.”

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Travel to North Iceland to experience the astonishing film locations showcased in Game of Thrones.
  • Visit the areas where the Night’s Watch men, including Samwell Tarly and Lord Commander Mormont, were attacked by the White Walkers.
  • Walk the land that Jon Snow, Ygritte, and the Free Folk cross to reach the Wall.
  • Visit the cave where Jon Snow and Ygritte have their first intimate romantic encounter.
  • Learn about how the Free Folk, like the ancient Vikings, lived and survived in their harsh environment.
  • Day 1 - Arrival to Reykjavík
  • Day 2 - Getting Closer
  • Day 3 - Enter Free Folk's Territory
  • Day 4 - Return to Reykjavik
  • Day 5 - Depart Reykjavik
  • Additional Information

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Perlan Laugardalur

Upon landing in Iceland, there is only the mysterious lava plain of the Reykjanes Peninsula standing between you and the buzz from the energetic capital city of Reykjavik. The ride across the barren lava takes little less than an hour and is thankfully devoid of any demons, making the start of your journey as safe as possible (airport transfer not included in package price).

The first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today, and the city derives its name after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area (Reykjavik means “smoky bay”).

Only a few minutes’ drive away from your modern Reykjavik hotel, the city center awaits with abundance of restaurants, cafés, clubs, and cultural events. We recommend a northern lights hunt  (if visiting between mid-September and mid-April), whether by boat, bus, or jeep.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Meals Included: Ro

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Property Location With a stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura in Reykjavik (Reykjavík 101), you'll be convenient to Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Reykjavik University and Saga Museum.

Highlights: Akureyri Nonni House The Christmas Garden Akureyri Folk Museum

After a hearty breakfast, your journey takes you to the Reykjavik domestic airport where you’ll board a 60-minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri. Transfer to the airport on your own.

 

Often referred to as the “Capital of the North”, Akureyri is the largest town in the north of Iceland and is the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population of a little less than 20,000 residents

Located only 60 kilometers (19 miles) from the Arctic Circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year-round, and in the winter they offer some of the best skiing in the country.

It would be perfect to add a Northern Lights tour  in the Akureyri area if you are visiting during winter months.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities.  Akureyri has great museums, one of Iceland’s best geothermal swimming pools, and a lively art, coffee house and dining scene.  If you enjoy outdoor activities we can suggest and help you book day tours with horseback riding, whale watching and snowmobiling.

Optional (at extra cost): Northern Lights tour (during winter)

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

Property Location In the heart of Akureyri, Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is close to Akureyri Botanical Garden and Akureyri Church. This ski hotel is within close proximity of University of Akureyri and Jon Sveinsson Museum.

Highlights: Godafoss Myvatn Dimmuborgir Hverfjall

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you will be entering the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for “North of the Wall” were filmed.

As the majestic Waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss, greets you, you’ll quickly realize why the Game of Thrones production crew were drawn to this location. According to the Icelandic Sagas, the waterfall takes its name from the chieftain Thorgeir of Ljosavatn throwing his statues of the heathen gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000.

Your next stop will be the magical places where several scenes for Game of Thrones were filmed. Here you can try to relive the action in the locations seen in the series.

Hopefully you won’t encounter any White Walkers, but Iceland’s rich folklore lets the storytelling guide boost your imagination with tales of trolls and Hidden People alongside curious facts from behind the scenes of Game of Thrones.

After a day of beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, unusual lava rock formations, steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools and mysterious landscapes, you’ll end the day with a splash at the Myvatn Nature Baths. While not a filming location for Game of Thrones, the calming waters will still relax you while you imagine being surrounded by other Free Folk.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

Property Location In the heart of Akureyri, Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is close to Akureyri Botanical Garden and Akureyri Church. This ski hotel is within close proximity of University of Akureyri and Jon Sveinsson Museum.

Highlights: Reykjavik Hofdi Reykjavik City Museum National Museum

Breakfast at your hotel.  On your own transfer to the Akureyri airport.  Morning flight to Reykjavik and return to your Reykjavik hotel (transfer is on your own.)

The afternoon is free for you to explore the city and its surroundings.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Property Location With a stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura in Reykjavik (Reykjavík 101), you'll be convenient to Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Reykjavik University and Saga Museum.

Depart Reykjavik.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Included

  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Akuryeri
  • Breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Round-trip domestic flights on Air Iceland Connect between Reykjavik and Akureyri (excluding airport tax—see prices for the current tax amount)
  • Guided Game of Thrones themed tour of Lake Myvatn area (day 3)
  • Entry fee to the Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Swimsuit and towel at Myvatn Nature Baths (rentals available)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Airport taxes for domestic flights (Adults €39 / Child €32)
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Important

  • No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

 Optional activities

  • Go on a best-seller day tour and visit Thingvellir, filming location for Game of Thrones season four, as well as Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Geysir hot spring on an afternoon tour (Or add an extra day and take a full-day tour visiting Game of Thrones sites in South Iceland).
  • Take a northern lights hunt from Reykjavik, either by bus or on a jeep
  • Try a “northern” northern lights hunt from Akureyri (available September 15 – April 15)
  • Add a day in Reykjavik and your own “Wall” experience by climbing an Icelandic glacier. All gear included.