Game of Thrones Season 7 Iceland Tour: Winter is Here

A 7 day trip to Iceland 
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The Land of Fire and Ice meets A Song of Ice and Fire during your customizable Iceland tour designed to immerse you in marvelous landscapes and captivating stories connected to the Game of Thrones series. Follow in the footsteps of Jon Snow and his surprising crew of three on the black sand beaches of Vik, as they venture north of the Wall on their most dangerous mission yet. Track the confrontation between the Hound and Brienne of Tarth. Travel north of the Wall in search of White Walkers and Wildlings. Discover the Northern Lights flickering over the plains and witness the dramatic eruption of a live geyser. Whether basking in the natural wonder of basalt pillars resembling ancient castles or finding a correlation to the fantasy world of Westeros, Iceland is sure to enchant you. 

EXPLORING FURTHER

Did you know that many key scenes of Season Seven of Game of Thrones are filmed in Spain? George R. R. Martin was heavily inspired by Spanish medieval history when creating his epic world of Westeros. Consider browsing our Game of Thrones Season 7 Spain Tour for a truly immersive and complementary experience in this imaginative universe of ice and fire. All travel arrangements can be tailored.

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General Information

Photos
The black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the mount Reynisfjall
Aurora borealis over the Thingvellir National Park
Dimmuborgir lava field near Lake Myvatn
Thingvellir National Park
Vik cave
Strokkur Geyser eruption, Golden Circle
Crater and rhyolite mountains
Grjótagjá. Photo by Ron Kroetz on Flickr
Geothermal spa
View of Reykjavik
Deildartunguhver, a hotspring in Reykholtsdalur
Black beach. Reynisdrangar, Vik
Two major basalt formations at Londrangar, Snaefellsness peninsula
Beautiful view of Vik village
Black beach. Reynisdrangar, Vik
Thingvellir National Park
Whale Watching Tour
Thingvellir National Park
Dimmuborgir lava field
View of Stykkisholmur
Strokkur Geyser eruption, Golden Circle
Aurora borealis over the Thingvellir National Park
Black beach. Reynisdrangar, Vik
Dimmuborgir lava field
Northern lights shining over Reykjavik church
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Reykjavik, Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, Stykkisholmur, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Thingvellir National Park, Vík

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Reykjavik – Land of Fire and Ice

History, culture, and life in the Land of Fire and Ice thrive in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Horses and sheep graze on former lava fields blanketed with grass leading from the airport to the edges of the city. Rooftops glow with red, orange, and blue colors atop whitewashed homes. Old Town grows along the shores of Tjornin where arctic terns and swans search for fresh fish. The steel-like cobalt water reflects the surrounding spires and facades across the surface like a mirror.

Your flight arrives at Keflavik International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. It is easy to imagine White Walkers or Wildlings running through the open landscape between the airport the city. The spirit of Game of Thrones embodies the unique mixture of ice caps and volcanic peaks, lava tubes and distant plains around the country, forever connecting the fantastical landscapes of the fictional stories to the majestic landscapes of the non-fictional country. Your guide greets you in the lobby of your hotel after you have had the chance to wind down and freshen up.

The sunlight glints off the white concrete tower of Hallgrimskirkja church. The ridges along the nearly 250-foot tower remind you of a fraction of what the Wall must look like as it protects the northern boundaries of the Seven Kingdoms. You venture to the National Museum for an introduction to the Viking culture that has shaped Icelandic history and the tales that helped inspire portions of the Game of Thrones series. The museum offers a timeline of history and culture across the island, presenting chieftains and Christian power, exhibits adorned with drinking horns, glinting polished swords, and a bronze figure of Thor.

What’s Included: airport transfer, private tour, accommodation

Day 2: Akureyri – Capturing the Light along the Wall

The morning breeze carries the aroma of the Atlantic Ocean through the city streets. The briny scent fades beneath the fragrance of rich coffee emanating from a café opened in the 1950s and often referred to as containing the “Spirits” of Reykjavik’s ancestors, due to its age and soulful ambiance. After breakfast, your private transfer escorts you to the nearby Reykjavik domestic airport for your brief flight to Akureyri, the Capital of Iceland’s northern region, situated less than 40 miles away from the Arctic Circle. The cold air bites at your cheeks. In spring, lupines shimmer with radiant purple petals against the lush landscape outside of town.

In winter, snow drapes across the fields, leading to the protruding mountain ridges rolling into the distance. The city overlooks the glistening waters of the Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland, which reaches a length of more than 35 miles. The main church was crafted out of basalt and adorns a hill atop the city. The 1940s architecture contains an art deco style, showcasing an organ with 3,200 pipes. Icelandic horses graze on the grasses on the farms in view of the surrounding snowcapped peaks.

In the evening, your guide collects you from the hotel and escorts you into the countryside in search of the swirling lights of the Aurora Borealis. The lights were named after the Roman goddess Aurora, meaning “dawn,” and retain a mystical element in their mesmerizing movement and lavish natural colors. You ignore the cold air of the night after finding the remarkable starlight flickering across the open sky. You arrive at a field and exit the car to find streaks of green and blue spreading over the night, erasing the starlight you had seen earlier. The Northern Lights dance over the snowcapped peaks of the nearby massif, shining their radiant hues over the reflective icy surface.

What’s Included: accommodation, private transfer, private tour, breakfast

Day 3: Akureyri – North of the Wall

You find the aroma of the sea to fill the air in the quiet morning. The scent of coffee emanates from a quiet café with windows looking out to a dairy farm. Your guide greets you at the hotel after breakfast, eager to lead you North of the Wall around the territory of Iceland’s Lake Myvatn. Before reaching the simmering mud pools and unique lava pillars, you stop at Godafoss. The Waterfall of the Gods was named after the legend of Thorgeir of Ljosavatn, who threw the statues of heathen gods into the water more than a millennium ago.

The thunderous sounds of the water hitting the river below echoes into the distance. The water tumbles over a cliff nearly 40 feet tall and reaching a width of almost 100 feet. The river glows an icy turquoise against the rolling hills flush with emerald grass. You keep a lookout for White Walkers, while your guide shares stories of trolls and elves. You take a brief respite in Grjótagjá, a small lava cave and thermal spring that Jon Snow and Ygritte had an intimate moment together. Afterward, follow in the footsteps of the former King of the Wildlings, Mance Rayder while touring Dimmuborgir. The show filmed the Wildling camp set amongst the frozen lava field in winter.

Without the layers of snow spreading across the landscape, you find the peculiar shapes of pillars and caves formed by lava tubes and the cooling of an ancient magma lake. The dark stone and rugged pillars resemble the ruins of an ancient castle, drawing deeper connections with the tales in Game of Thrones, the natural landscape, and the legends across Iceland. You find a cave known as “the Church,” located at the edge of the trail. A lava tube formed the arched entrance thousands of years ago and leads to a dome-like ceiling within the cavern.

What’s Included: accommodation, private tour, breakfast

Day 4: Reykjavik – Following the Hound

The morning light washes over the waters of the fjord. The doors to the boutique shop Geysir open to showcase handcrafted woolen blankets and chic lopapeysa, a traditional Icelandic sweater. Old maps offer insight into the unique landscape of the island terrain, along with its effortless connection to the inspired landscape of George R.R. Martin’s Seven Kingdoms. After breakfast, you return to Reykjavik by plane and meet your private transfer at baggage claim. Take a moment to settle into the comforts of your hotel before following embarking on the path to the black sand beaches of Vík. The filming directors of Season Seven chose this location as a suitable destination detailing the arduous journey that Jon Snow and his unlikely three companions take to the north of the Wall, on their most dangerous mission yet.  The sheer scale of the cliffside is daunting and you can't help but feel this is the perfect setting for a Game of Thrones scene. 

Afterward, you follow the Golden Circle to reach Thingvellir National Park. En route, you stop at the Geysir geothermal area, featured in episodes of the fourth season of Game of Thrones. Steam rises out of thermal pools and spreads like a thin fog over the walkways, leaving moisture along the path. You hear a quick gurgle before Strokkur Geyser erupts, spouting water up to 98 feet high.

Once in Thingvellir National Park, you find a landscape where the history of Iceland once again meets the legends of Game of Thrones. The world’s first documented parliament met in the 10th century at Law Rock, reached by the boardwalk near the visitor’s center. A pathway runs along the division of the European and American tectonic plates. The rigid walls connote the continued drift between the two continents. The landscape looks familiar as you return to your images of Game of Thrones, realizing you are on the path to the Eyrie. It was on this path that Brienne of Tarth fought the Hound.

What’s Included: accommodation, private transfer, private tour, breakfast

Day 5: Stykkisholmur – Legendary Call for Adventure

The wonders of Iceland continue to call to you during your Game of Thrones tour through the way the landscape enchants visitors and how the history has helped inspire the rich, detailed sagas of the epic fantasy. Your private transfer leads you north after breakfast to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The jagged lava fields and sandy shores offer magnificent contrasts. Imposing cliffs along the edges of the promontory lead to quiet fishing villages and open plains. You immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the countryside with your guide, leading you into the earth at Vatnshellir Cave. The 8,000-year-old lava tube extends more than 650 feet, reaching nearly 115 feet below the earth’s surface.

The former lava river cooled on the surface, forming the crust atop the cave, with the remainder of the magma to drain out, leaving behind the tube shape. You press your fingers to the stone to find the earthen layers sharp and cold. Your guide’s voice echoes down the length of the gallery, winding beneath the stalactites and over the stalagmites. In the evening, you arrive at the village of Stykkisholmur. The black and dark brown soil peeks out from beneath the mossy grass along the shoreline. The wooden homes are painted with bright colors and date back to the 19th century. The church is located on a small hill and offers a stunning view of Breidafjordur, the shallow bay separating the west fjords from greater Iceland.

What’s Included: accommodation, private transfer, private tour, breakfast

Day 6: Reykjavik – Truth in Enchantment

Fantastical beasts that can captivate the imagination do not just reside in the sagas of Game of Thrones but live and breathe around Iceland. The breeze carries the scent of the sea through the streets of Stykkisholmur. At breakfast, you find the refreshing scent of coffee emanating from the dining room. You indulge in an early breakfast before boarding a boat in the marina. The masts of fishing boats wade in the gentle wake of the sea against the backdrop of rising mountains.

Your boat weighs anchor and sets out into the open sea in search of humpback, minke, and blue whales within Breidafjordur Bay. The cliffs and mountains framing the bay extend over a length of more than 75 miles, with a width of over 30 miles. Short, soft grass drapes over the mounds, revealing pockets of silver stone. Basalt columns resemble shelves with which the cliffs were stacked. Your skipper calls to your attention and points towards the horizon. A large tail rises out of the water before slapping the surface of the ocean. Within seconds of the tail disappearing, another humpback whale erupts from the water.

Females grow to a length of 46 feet. Their body twists through the air before splashing back down into the sea, causing a wave to rock the boat. The whale retains its elegance while swimming and leaping. After returning to shore and visiting the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, you continue with your private transfer to Deildartunguhver, the hottest thermal spring in Europe. The waters reach a puff of unending steam against the backdrop of rising hills. The baths reach temperatures of more than 175 degrees Fahrenheit. The steam reminds you of the smoke drifting over Blackwater Bay after the Battle of King’s Landing.

What’s Included: accommodation, private transfer, private tour, breakfast

Day 7: Reykjavik – The Next Chapter of Game of Thrones

Swans and Arctic terns relax in the waters of Lake Tjornin at the heart of the city. The Old Harbor overlooks the edges of the Atlantic and harkens back to the days of the whale trade but rejuvenated with new life, focusing on the preservation of the natural beauty around Reykjavik. Fishing boats linger along the marina, and the colorful rooftops shimmer against the cobalt ocean. The coffee houses in the chic neighborhoods of the city fill the air with the aroma of roasted coffee beans and freshly baked pastries. The Nordic culture permeates the history of the island and the traditions of Reykjavik. You find an essence of Viking in the legends of the Wildlings and images of the North of the Wall. The connection between Iceland and the Game of Thrones landscape is distinctive. Your private transfer escorts you from the hotel to Keflavik Airport when you’re ready, leaving behind the Wall and northern edges of the Seven Kingdoms as you make your way home.

What’s Included: airport transfer, breakfast

Price

What's Included 

  • Internal flights
  • 6 nights premier accommodation with breakfast included
  • 6 Privately guided tours
  • Premium access to the Blue Lagoon
  • Northern lights hunt (weather permitting)
  • All private transfers, including airports
  • 24/7 telephone assistance while travelers stay in Iceland

Price 

Price per person on double occupancy based on 6 persons traveling: $4,390

Price per person on double occupancy based on 4 persons traveling: $5,496

Price per person on double occupancy based on 2 persons traveling: $7,582

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

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