Day Tour Game of Thrones – Magical Mývatn
This exciting day tour takes you to one of the loveliest spots in Iceland and a filming site for one of the most popular shows on TV – Game of Thrones. The drive along the coast of Eyjafjörður provides you with a mesmerising view of Akureyri and the mountains surrounding the fjord. And by Lake Mývatn you will take in all the wonders of this volcanic area.
- Filming locations from Beyond the Wall series of Game of Thrones
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir
- Hverir solfataras at Námaskarð
- Nature Baths geothermal lagoon
Let the “Game of Thrones” expert guide take you around the iconic sites where some of this popular HBO series was filmed. The Mývatn area was the location chosen for the ‘Beyond the Wall’ scenes in the 3rd season. Filming took place in 2012. After Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow) broke his ankle in July, filming in Iceland did not begin until late November. This gave the crew a chance to experience the snow, frost and blizzards of an Icelandic winter and gave the actors a real sense of life Beyond the Wall.
Beyond the Wall is home to the Wildlings or Free Folk under the rule of their king Mance Rayder. Under his command, the Wildlings are gathering an army. The White Walkers, however, are on the move, threatening both the Seven Kingdoms and the land of the Free Folk. Jon Snow must join the Wildling army to try to discover Mance Rayder’s plans.
Not only will you see where “Game of Thrones” was filmed, but you also get to see where J.R. Tolkien got his inspiration for the magical world of Lord of the Rings and find out about his strong connections to Iceland.
The first stop on this tour is at Goðafoss waterfall, famed not only for its beauty but also as the scene of historical events from the saga times.
Apart from visiting the “Game of Thrones” location sites this tour also stops at many other places of interest, such as Dimmuborgir (Dark castles), Grjotagja (caves with an underground hot river), Hverir (bubbling mud pits and steam vents), ending the tour at the Mývatn Nature Baths geothermal lagoon.
“Beware the winter is coming!”
Dates & prices
Departures: All year, 09:00 am (duration of tour aprox 6-7 hours)
Price per person: ISK 27.000
Children (0 – 12 YRS): ISK: 13.500
Included in the price:
*Transportation and guidance
*A surprise Icelandic souvenir
* Entrance fee to the Mývatn Nature Baths
Lunch is not included in the tour price. However, a stop will be made at a local restaurant where lunch or refreshments can be purchased.
Good To Know
- Remember to bring along your swimsuit and towel (rental available at the spa) if you wish to relax at the Nature Baths (www.jardbodin.is)