Ygritte and Tormund adventuring on a Game of Thrones location in Iceland.
Ygritte and Tormund adventuring on a Game of Thrones location in Iceland.

If you want to go North in Game of Thrones style, you really need to book a flight to Iceland. We did a lovely stopover stay of 4 days with Icelandair in 2016 and managed to discover a couple of Thrones locations as well as some sceneries from a few famous movies.

Unfortunately, the gods of weather weren’t very friendly during our stay which made things a lot more complicated, so we’re hoping to go again some day and confirm some of the rumored filming locations.

The effect Game of Thrones has had on Iceland’s tourism makes it the perfect example of the power of TV and film tourism: 

Ever since Game of Thrones first featured Iceland in season two, glimpses of the country’s frozen landscapes have lured mega-fans from around the world to the little island in the north Atlantic. The “Game of Thrones effect” has been cited as a key factor behind the remarkable growth in annual visitors to Iceland, from 566,000 in 2011, the year it premiered, to more than 1 million in 2015.”The Telegraph

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Blog posts inspired by Iceland

Some of the blog posts inspired by our visit to Iceland and the Thrones locations. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or wish for more information on any location or topic!

October 7, 2016
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September 2, 2016
Elding Whale Watching Cruise Iceland

Braving The Stormy Seas For A Whale Watching Tour In Iceland

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August 31, 2016

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Game of Thrones' Iceland in photos

Some photos we snapped while visiting this stunning Thrones country.

Included in the photo gallery below are a few Sceneframing shots as well, but you can see all of them in this dedicated Game of Thrones sceneframing gallery, which we are hoping to update with more countries and locations in the coming months!