Game of Thrones Season 7 Iceland Tour: Winter is Here

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Total Trip:

7 Days
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Countries Visited:

Iceland
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Places Visited:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trip Highlights

  • Traverse Vik’s black-sand beaches, where Jon Snow and his unexpected crew of three characters teams up with the Brotherhood without Banners in Season Seven on a dangerous mission north of the Wall 
  • Wander through the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, the location where Mance Rayder set up the Wildling camp in Season Three 
  • Discover the Grjótagjá, a small lava cave and thermal spring that was Jon Snow and Ygritte's secret love hideaway
  • Journey into the glaciers of Langjökull for a fascinating experience with a local guide knowledgeable about geology and glaciology
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Hound and Brienne of Tarth when walking along the rocky cliffs of Thingvellir National Park, scenery for the impregnable Eyrie
  • Chase the Northern Lights along the edges of the Arctic Circle, found outside of Akureyri on a private tour of the wilderness
  • Travel amongst lava fields and within the 8,000-year-old lava tubes of Vatnshellir Cave
  • Witness the frequent eruptions of Strokkur Geyser while visiting a filming location from the first episodes of Season Four
  • View the highest-flow hot springs in Europe at Deildartunguhver, where the 212 °F waters rush through at 180 liters/sec
  • Scour Breidafjordur Bay for whales during a half-day whale watching tour, connecting the majesty of Icelandic wildlife to the captivating life of Westeros 
  • Enjoy a premium level access to the Blue Lagoon for a memorable spa experience based on the unique properties of Iceland’s geothermal seawater
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Detailed Description

Immerse yourself in the landscape of Westeros during your 7-day Game of Thrones tour in Iceland. From traveling beyond the Wall to walking the path to the Eyrie, the stronghold of House Arryn, you will uncover the beauty of Iceland, the captivating stories of Game of Thrones, and the crossroads at which the fantastical meets the factual embodied in the scenery. Your journey begins with your arrival in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Your private transfer meets you at Keflavik International Airport and escorts you to the heart of the city. Meet your guide in the lobby of your luxury hotel for an in-depth tour focused on connecting the Viking culture that has shaped island life to stories that have helped inspire Game of Thrones.

The next morning, your private transfer leads you to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your brief flight to Akureyri, the capital of northeast Iceland. Take some time to explore the second largest city in the country. In the evening, you set out into the countryside to chase the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis, where it feels like you have traveled north of the Wall. Travel into the remarkable region of Lake Myvatn to find the true landscape of the north of the Wall. Discover Grjótagjá, a small lava cave that was Jon Snow and Ygritte's secret love hideaway. Stroll along the paths of Dimmuborgir, where Mance Rayder unified all of the wildling tribes.

Follow the path Jon Snow walked with Ygritte and the Free Folk. View the pseudo craters and steaming thermal springs before returning to Akureyri. Next, you fly back to Reykjavik for a tour of the Golden Circle. Witness the erupting waters of the geysers and the powerful whitewater at Godafoss Falls. Once in Thingvellir National Park, you find the monument where the first known parliament in the world met in the 10th century. You also discover the rocky path to the Eyrie, where Brienne and the Hound met face to face.

You follow the distinctive landscape and Viking sagas of Icelandic history to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Travel into the Vatnshellir cave to view the lava tubes and hear about the Laxdaela Saga. Then you find marvels in the natural world during a whale watching tour. Visit the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and Deildartunguhver thermal springs. Before reaching Reykjavik, you stop to view the waterfalls of Barnafossar and Hraunfossar. On the last day, your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to Keflavik Airport for your flight home, completing the final chapter in this Icelandic Game of Thrones tour. 

Consider reading some of our travelers' Iceland travel reviews or read the official north Iceland travel guide, to gain inspiration on perfecting your dream Iceland Tour. 

Note: Zicasso and “Game of Thrones Iceland Tour” are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, Home Box Office Inc./BCKORS, LLC./GROK!, LLC./Generator Entertainment/Suction Productions, Inc.

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Starting Price

$4391 per person (excluding international flights)

This trip is  customizable for your   private travel.

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What's Included

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.

Note: Zicasso and “Game of Thrones Iceland Tour” are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, Home Box Office Inc./BCKORS, LLC./GROK!, LLC./Generator Entertainment/Suction Productions, Inc.

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