What are the most astonishing Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland?

If you're a Game of Thrones fan and you happen to visit Iceland in the near future, you are one lucky human being as you would have the chance to see a lot of real-life set locations for the show. From breathtaking valleys to majestic waterfalls, here are the most astonishing Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland.

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    Game of Thrones fans will surely recognize the scenery when Jon and Daenerys rode the dragons in the first episode of Season 8. It is indeed breathtaking and, yes, you can go see that same place yourself when you go on tour just near Iceland's capital. This is the Skogafoss waterfalls and was used as the basis for such majestic Game of Thrones scene involving that famous dragon. If you are doing an Iceland road trip, this place is a must-visit as it is open any time of the year.

    • Elizabeth DixonWritten on October 16, 2019
      "It's actually very beautiful when you see it in real life. I think this GOT filming locations is one of the best if not the best. I feel that they didn't have to construct digital rocks in the waterfall scene when Jon and Daenerys were on dragons but I guess it turned out well"
  2. #2

    Svínafellsjökull Glacier

    if you have been fascinated by Game of Thrones scenes from beyond the wall, then you might want to visit its actual location. The Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue is a very popular spot for visitors in Iceland. Season 2 and 3 of the show has had its share of great scenes where this vast expanse of a glacier can be seen. Jon Snow spent a lot of time here battling with the dead, but can you imagine that this place is where you can indulge in a glacier hiking tour because it's not all the time you get to climb glaciers, right?

    • Gao TianWritten on October 16, 2019
      "This is astonishing for sure. I think they shot in Iceland mainly because of this glacier cause you can't find something like this on other places, Looks like White walkers really like in this place"
  3. #3


    Reynisfjara just looks out-of-this-world but in a good way. This stunning basalt column fringed black sand beach is located near the town of Vik and was used as the filming location in Game of Thrones Season 7 for Eastwatch-by-the-sea. If you happened to watch Jon Snow and his group travel traverse along this beach, you might have thought of it as computer-generated, but nature has its wonders and this place is definitely one of those awesome views one can see in real life.

    • Marcos SierraWritten on October 16, 2019
      "Game of Thrones couldn't have chosen a better location for that Jon Snow scene. The place looks out of this world just by looking at it. This is one of my favorite GOT filming locations ever"
  1. #4

    Thingvellir National Park

    Yes, this place is the way to the Bloody Gate as seen in Season 5, and also a UNESCO world heritage site. This place is Thingvellir National Park and is well-known in Iceland. It is also one of the most recognizable filming locations used in Game of Thrones. This canyon was also used as the entrance to the Eyrie in Season 4. While the place can look so dark and sad, it is not all gloomy as one thing visitors can do here is have some snorkels and dives to enjoy. 

    • Heather CarterWritten on October 16, 2019
      "I'm excited to go here next winter. I wish we could have booked a litte later but its okay. Seeing this astonishing Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland is good for me as a fan!"
  2. #5

    Thjorsardalur Valley

    Þjórsárdalur (Thjorsardalur) Valley, is a place that looks straight out of a comic book as it has lots of highlights, including the stunning Haifoss waterfall. This place though was used as one of the darkest and saddest locations in the whole GOT series as this is where you'll find a farm where all inhabitants were killed by wildlings when they climbed the wall. Visitors can easily visit this village recreation with a small fee for entry. That farm, in actuality, is something visitors can easily visit for a fee nowadays.

    • Julia MataWritten on October 16, 2019
      "I wish to visit this place and go on that Game of Thrones tour just like my friends did. Actually I wanna go visit all those Game of Thrones filming locations"
  3. #6

    Hengill Mountain

    Hengill mountain (Hengilssvæðið), is a large volcanic mountain and is known to be relatively close to the capital compared to other GOT filming locations in Iceland. For the show's fans, recognizing this place would probably be easy as this mountain can be seen towards the end of Season 4 where Brienne stumbles upon the Hound and Arya and fights Clegane. The vast beautiful landscape of the place fits the scene just perfectly as it was shot in seven locations around these hills. Now, that's a really good way to utilize spaces this wide and beautiful.

    • Amy FengWritten on October 16, 2019
      "Oh so this is where they filmed that fight between Brienne and Tarr. It actually looks like one of the simplest locations where they shot but still looks epic. Great location scouting by GOT team and good thing they shot in Iceland."
  4. #7


    Þórufoss, or Thorufoss, is one of the most breathtaking waterfalls that one will see around the world. That is why it isn't hard to understand why it was used in GOT in the first place. So, if you're thinking that Iceland was only used for 'North of the Wall' locations, then there is this place where the GOT crew shot in the summertime. One will remember this spot as when Drogon got a bit peckish and ate a goat in Season 4. Though the view may look as if it is hard to reach, it is actually just a short drive from Iceland’s famous golden circle. 

    • Peter ZhuWritten on October 16, 2019
      "Truly astonishing filming location. I think they should have filmed there more for the later seasons!"
  5. #8


    According to folklore, Dimmuborgir is the home of a famous troll named Grýla and her third husband Leppalúði. By the looks of it, this place surrounded by amazing lava formations and caves just looks like this could possibly be a true haven of mystery. This is where the wildlings set up the camp in Season 3 north of the wall. This place fits just right in as a Game of Thrones filming location as its name literally translates to 'Dark Fortress', and you'll surely expect something like that in the show, right? 

    • Hannah SandovalWritten on October 16, 2019
      "It looks so different in pictures, Can't believe GOT filmed here. I should finish the series now ughhh"


Best What are the most astonishing Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland
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2Svínafellsjökull GlacierPlaces 14 Paid
3Reynisfjara Places 6 Paid
4Thingvellir National ParkPlaces 3 Paid
5Thjorsardalur ValleyPlaces 3 Paid
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