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Iceland: Beyond the Wall: Game of Thrones

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,898

TV’s Game of Thrones might not be known for its tranquility, but its filming locations around Iceland offer that and much more.


This 7-day journey through the Seven Kingdoms is more than your average film set tour, taking you through the original land of ice and fire, Iceland.

Start your quest in Reykjavik, a city known for nightlife and café culture that has grown up around Iceland’s first farm settlement.  Summer is the most popular time to visit, and sees the capital bursting with life below a sun that barely sets. Still, if winter is coming, so are the Northern Lights! Excursions are available during the darker months to take you in search of this spectacular phenomenon.

Fly on to Akureyri. This is the largest town in Iceland’s north, a part of the country that sees few tourists and is often covered in snow year round.  Visit local artists, then go on to see the surreal landscapes that lie ‘North of the Wall.’ A (hopefully) White Walker-free day of sightseeing awaits, taking you to Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Let your imagination run free in George R R Martin’s world, then beyond as you delve into the traditional folklore of Iceland, one filled with trolls and Hidden People. You’ll also hear some behind the scenes stories from the show, before unwinding at Myvatn Nature Baths.

Return to Reykjavik for another chance to seek out the Northern Lights, or enjoy the nightlife before your onward flight.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,898

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Day 1

Arrival in Reykjavik

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs to find your bus. Transfer to Reykjavik and check-in at your hotel in Reykjavik city. The day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Radisson Blu Saga

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    Radisson Blu Saga



    Radisson Blu Sagal, Reykjavik is an iconic 4 star Icelandic accommodation. Its modern, stylish spaces and amenities still embrace timeless traditions of high quality and impeccable service. It is within a 10 minutes walk of city centre galleries, shops and museums. Located 10 minutes' walk ...

    Radisson Blu Sagal, Reykjavik is an iconic 4 star Icelandic accommodation. Its modern, stylish spaces and amenities still embrace timeless traditions of high quality and impeccable service. It is within a 10 minutes walk of city centre galleries, shops and museums. Located 10 minutes' walk from Reykjavik's city centre, this hotel offers free spa access, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. Panoramic city views can be enjoyed throughout the hotel, especially from the rooftop restaurant. The National Museum of Iceland is a few minutes' walk from Radisson Blu, while Keflavik International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
    Radisson Blu Saga Hotel's modern and stylish guest rooms feature satellite TV, a minibar, a work desk and ironing facilities. Some rooms include a Nespresso coffee machine and free premium movies.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access - High Speed
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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Day 2

Wonders of North Iceland - Akureyri

In the morning get yourself ready for a flight to Akureyri, the capital of the North.

After lunch the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to wake a walk around Akureyri. Walk through Akureyri Centre, visit workshops and handcraft stores with north Icelandic designs and products of various types and materials. There are lots of small "retro" cafe where you can relax over some local beverages. Overnight stay at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

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    Icelandair Hotel Akureyri



    Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is a new, friendly hotel, with tastefully decorated, bright and sunny rooms and inviting facilities. The view from the hotel is magnificent and visitors can enjoy not only our nearby natural wonders, and some of Iceland's best skiing, but also by the ...

    Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is a new, friendly hotel, with tastefully decorated, bright and sunny rooms and inviting facilities. The view from the hotel is magnificent and visitors can enjoy not only our nearby natural wonders, and some of Iceland's best skiing, but also by the cultural life in the capital of the North. The warm geothermal swimming pool is just across the street and the centre of Akureyri is only a short walk away. The hotel garden is eminently cozy during winter and summer.

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    • Check-Out Time
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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Day 3

Game of Thrones Tour

This is your chance to visit the "Land beyond the Wall" and see it brought to life 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. 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 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 were the latest series of Game of Thrones were filmed. Here you can try to relive the action in the locations seen in the series. No, you will hopefully not 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 Games of Thrones. After a day of beautiful waterfalls, volcanos, unusual lava rock formations, steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools and mysterious landscape you'll end the day with a splash at Myvatn Nature Baths. Not a filming location for Game of Thrones, but the calming waters relax you while imagining to be surrounded by other Free Folk. With a bit of luck the Northern Lights will entertain you during your soak, right before returning to Akureyri. Overnight stay at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

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Day 4

Day at Leisure - Afternoon Flight to Reykjavik

Morning is at leisure in Akureyri and in the afternoon your return flight to Reykjavik. Overnight stay at Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Radisson Blu Saga

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    Radisson Blu Saga



    Radisson Blu Sagal, Reykjavik is an iconic 4 star Icelandic accommodation. Its modern, stylish spaces and amenities still embrace timeless traditions of high quality and impeccable service. It is within a 10 minutes walk of city centre galleries, shops and museums. Located 10 minutes' walk ...

    Radisson Blu Sagal, Reykjavik is an iconic 4 star Icelandic accommodation. Its modern, stylish spaces and amenities still embrace timeless traditions of high quality and impeccable service. It is within a 10 minutes walk of city centre galleries, shops and museums. Located 10 minutes' walk from Reykjavik's city centre, this hotel offers free spa access, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. Panoramic city views can be enjoyed throughout the hotel, especially from the rooftop restaurant. The National Museum of Iceland is a few minutes' walk from Radisson Blu, while Keflavik International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
    Radisson Blu Saga Hotel's modern and stylish guest rooms feature satellite TV, a minibar, a work desk and ironing facilities. Some rooms include a Nespresso coffee machine and free premium movies.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access - High Speed
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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Day 5

Reykjavik and Northern Lights Scheduled Tour

Spend the day at your leisure and in evening join the Northern Lights scheduled tour.

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Day 6

Reykjavik

Today enjoy a a food based walking tour of Reykjavik.

If you are looking for a food and drink activity in Iceland then this culinary walking tour should be on your list!

The food walk is led by a fun and knowledgeable local guide who'll take you to everything from well-known 'must visit restaurants' to small family run businesses and secret local hangouts in Reykjavik. You'll taste delicious local cuisine such as an Icelandic hot dog, pylsa, traditional Icelandic meat soup, homemade Icelandic ice cream from a secret family recipe and of course; the healthy Skyr yogurt.

This is a small group experience where you'll explore the local side of Reykjavik, meet hard working families, hear fascinating stories, dine in ambitious restaurants and experience age-old traditions. An absolute must-do tour for any food lover visiting Reykjavik.

Please note: On this tour you will not taste the fermented shark, ram's testicles and sheep head!

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Day 7

Departure

Please be ready in the hotel lobby approx. 4 hours before the departure of your flight for your bus transfer to Keflavik International Airport.

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DEPARTURES:

This trip departs daily between Nov 1st and Apr 11th

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodation 
  • Return Flight Reykjavik-Akureyri (incl. Airport tax)
  • Game of Thrones Myvatn Mystery Tour
  • Entrance fee to Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Reykjavik Food Walk - Day 5
  • Northern Lights Scheduled Tour - Evening of Day 5
  • Game of Thrones souvenir
  • Domestic airport taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Airport transfer to/from Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • Airport transfer to/from Akureyri Domestic Airport
  • International airfare and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Any service not specifically listed under inclusions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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