Game of Thrones stars are back in Iceland

Photo from HBO

For those who are getting tired of waiting for season 8 of Game of Thrones, good news! The crew is back in Iceland and it is believed that the filming of the last season of the popular HBO show will begin in February.

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilie Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) already arrived in Iceland as well as Clarke’s hairstylist. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are two of the main characters of Game of Thrones so it is exciting to see which locations of Iceland will be used for the last season.

Game of Thrones has featured Iceland in season two, three, four and seven. The filming locations for Season 8 have not yet been confirmed but read more about the filming locations from previous seasons.

Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park

Location: South Iceland

Þingvellir National Park is a very sacred place for Icelanders as many of the main events in the history of Iceland happened there. It is not only a historical and cultural site but also a natural wonder as it is situated on the tectonic plates.

The most famous scene from Game of Thrones filmed in Þingvellir is probably the battle between Brienne and the Hound.

Tours available: Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & Golden Circle Bus Tour


Location: South Coast of Iceland

Skaftafell is a protected area in Iceland and part of Vatnajökull National Park. The landscape in Skaftafell is characterized by the everlasting struggle of fire and ice and some of the most beautiful natural pearls of Iceland can be found there including, Svínafellsjökull glacier one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones.

Tours available: Glacier walk and Ice climbing

Vatnajökull Glacier

Location: South Coast of Iceland

Vatnajökull glacier covers a large area of the Vatnajökull National Park or about 8,100 km2. The glacier is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland and one of the largest in Europe. The Glacier appears in season two of Game of Thrones.

Tours available: Ice Cave tour

Vík area and Reynisfjara beach

Location: South Coast of Iceland

The area of Vík on the South Coast of Iceland is where you will find some of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland including, Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Sólheimajökull glacier, Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara black sand beach.

Tours available: South Coast super jeep tour & South Coast bus tour

Kirkjufell mountain

Location: Snæfellsnes Peninsula West Iceland

Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland, located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It can be seen in season 6 and 7, known as the arrowhead mountain.

Tours available - Wonders of the Snæfellsnes

Dimmuborgir and Grjótagjá cave

Location - Area of Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

Dimmuborgir in North Iceland was formed in a volcanic activity and the area has a lot of interesting lava formation. It was used as a filming location in season three of Game of Thrones where the wildling army camp was built.

Grjótagjá cave is located in Lake Mývatn and used to be a popular bathing place in Iceland. One of the most famous scene of Game of Thrones happened in this cave when Jon Snow and Ygritte make love.

Tours available: Snowmobile tour Lake Mývatn

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