Game of Thrones – Beyond the Wall
Game of Thrones junkie? This thoroughly entertaining tour takes you to some truly awe-inspiring filming locations. The famed “Ice Wall” and the breathtaking spots where the “north of the wall” scenes were filmed, with many tales of the “Seven Kingdoms”.
- Go “North of the Wall” to Lake Lake Mývatn, and relax at the Mývatn Nature Baths
- Visit the Waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss, and learn curious facts about what happened behind the scenes of Game of Thrones
- Visit the multi-tiered “Golden Falls” and the geothermal area of Geysir; a Season 4 shooting location
- Ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, another Season 4 shooting location
- Optional Northern Lights Hunt tour
Daily, November 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura /Hotel Akureyri or similar
October 01-31, 2017
US$975 – triple
US$999 – twin
US$1.217 – single
November 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
US$945 – triple
US$949 – twin
US$1,117 – single
Tax on airfare – approx. US$35 per person
Prices are shown in US$ per person based on three people sharing a triple room, two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room.
The tour operator reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in their price list without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government tax increases or due to any other cost increases that are outside their control. We will pass on any such increases as soon as we are made aware of them by the tour operator.
Transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your downtown Reykajvik hotel (not included in tour price). If your room is not ready for check in when you arrive you can put your luggage into storage at the hotel and go out for a walk, perhaps a light lunch or coffee, before returning to the hotel to check in. Getting out into the fresh air helps recover from jet lag quicker than staying indoors.
Winter tour: The morning light may not have yet arrived or the afternoon gloom might already be upon you when you arrive at Keflavik airport in Iceland, as wintertime in Iceland allows only a few hours of daylight. As you cross the mysterious lava plains of the Reykjanes Peninsula the lights of the energetic capital city, Reykjavik, get stronger by the minute.
Summer tour: No matter what time of day you’re arriving to Iceland, it will be daylight, as the long days of the midnight sun stretch close to 24 hours. The first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today, as the city derived its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area – such was the deep impression made on the first settlers. Your lodging for the night will be in central Reykjavik, with its abundance of restaurants, cafes, clubs and cultural events. A Northern Lights hunt this evening is also an option by bus, super jeep or boat on the harbour (not included).
After breakfast make your way to the domestic airport where you’ll board a 60 minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri. Often referred to as the “capital” of the north, Akureyri is by far the largest town in the north of Iceland and it’s the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population of almost 20,000. Located only 60 kilometres 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. For the next two nights you will be staying right in the Akureyri town center. Tonight you can book an optional Northern Lights Hunt tour, which operates September through April. To go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture is like waking up in a fairy-tale full of mystery and magic. You will be picked up at your accommodation and driven out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. The track depends on conditions and where the Northern Lights will lead us.
Please note: The Northern Lights are visible from September through April. but can only be seen on a clear night. Cancellation of the Northern Lights Tour can be caused by too many clouds, too high temperatures or snow blizzards, for example.
Today you will be entering the other worldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for “North of the Wall” were filmed. Now it becomes apparent why the Game of Thrones’ production crew were drawn to this area as the majestic Waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss, greets you. According to the Icelandic Sagas, the waterfall draws its name from 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 the Game of Thrones was filmed. Here you can relive the action in the locations seen in the series. You hopefully won’t encounter any White Walkers, but with Iceland’s rich folklore, let the story telling guide boost your imagination with tales of trolls and Hidden People alongside curious facts about what happened 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 soak at Myvatn Nature Baths. Not a filming location for Game of Thrones, but the calming waters relax you while you imagine yourself surrounded by other Free Folk. With a bit of luck the Northern Lights will entertain you during your soak, right before returning to Akureyri.
Today you will have a morning flight back to Reykjavik where you will spend the night. This afternoon is free for you to explore Reykjavik and its surroundings. We recommend adding on a tour to visit Thingvellir National Park – a location for Game of Thrones’ fourth season, or taking a whale watching trip on the bay.
If your flight departs Iceland this afternoon, we recommend adding on another day tour this morning or visiting the Blue Lagoon en-route to the airport.
We can arrange to add on your airport transfers and collect for them with your tour.
This day by day itinerary is subject to change by the tour operator without advance notice. The tour operator’s itinerary takes precedence over this outline.
- 2 nights of accommodation at selected hotel in Reykjavik
- Return airfare between Reykjavik and Akureyri
- 2 nights of accommodation at selected hotel in Akureyri
- Breakfast daily at hotels
- Guided “Game of Thrones” tour
- Entrance fee to Myvatn Nature Baths
- Airfare to/from Iceland
- Round trip airport transfers between Keflavik and downtown Reykjavik hotel
- Transfers from Reykjavik hotel to Reykjavik Domestic Airport and return
- Airport tax on domestic Icelandic airfare
- Airport transfers between Akureyri Airport and downtown Akureyri and return
- Optional tours not listed above
- Meals, drinks and refreshments not indicated
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Passport and visa fees, if necessary
Largely filmed at beautiful Lake Myvatn, this is where the series’ primitive “Wildlings” roam. Visit the “Land beyond the Wall” and see it brought to life! You’ll be regaled with tales of the “Seven Kingdoms” by local guide Jon Thor Benediktsson, who also guided the Game of Thrones crew on set during filming in this area.
Haven’t had enough of Game of Thrones?
Complete the experience by climbing the wall! By adding a day in Reykjavik you get the chance to visit the glacial tongue of Solheimajokull which is a magnificent phenomenon; a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. Amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges will be explored and along the way you’ll find an ice wall on the glacier and try your hand at ice climbing. Ask us for more details!
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