Written by Vignir. Edited by Alondra Silva Munoz.
Game of Thrones has enjoyed world-wide popularity with the novels by George R. R. Martin and the TV show based on the novels, and the stars from the show have been seen in Iceland hanging out during breaks from shooting. That is because some scenes in the show were shot in Iceland and what better way to explore these breathtaking spots yourself than with the Trolls, as we know exactly where to find them.
Kirkjufell “The Arrow Mountain” in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
The Trolls love the Snæfellsnes peninsula for a good reason, it′s full of impressive cliffs and breathtaking sights of glaciers and mountains. One such mountain on the northern coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula is Kirkjufell or, as it name translates, “Church mountain”. In the show it is known as Arrowhead mountain and it appears in episode 5 of season 6 when the heroes go north of the wall and episode 6 of season seven when the children of the forest created the first White Walker.
It is now the most photographed mountain of Iceland for its peculiar shape and appearance on Game of Thrones. You can visit Kirkjufell or “the Arrowhead mountain” with Trolls on our full-day tour on a minibus to the Snæfellsnes peninsula (here) where you will also explore the other natural wonders of Snæfellsnes, such as Arnarstapi, Lóndrangar and Djúpalónssandur.
Skaftafell and Vatnajökull glacier outlets
Vatnajökull is the biggest glacier in Iceland and in Europe. One of its outlet glaciers is Svínafellsjökull which has been presented in Game of Thrones in season 2 and 3, in the scenes that go beyond the wall. Svínafellsjökull is very easily accessible from the Ring Road and from Skaftafell National Park.
No glacier tour operator in Iceland is going to Svínafellsjökull currently. However, we do conduct glacier hiking, ice caving, and ice climbing tours in the Skaftafell area and other outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull such as Falljökull and Skaftafellsjökull. You can check a 3-hour hike in Skaftafell (here) or our blue ice cave and glacier walk (here).
Thingvellir and entrance to the Erie
Thingvellir is not only known for its natural beauty, being the former site of the Althing, Iceland′s parliament and unique geographical site; it′s also a site for filming scenes from Game of Thrones. In season 1 it can be seen as the narrow path to the Erie, where Littlefinger and Sansa Stark arrive there and also when Catelyn Stark visits her sister.
The most popular tour to visit Þingvellir and the entrance to the Erie is the Golden Circle tour with the Trolls (here). To add something amazing to that experience we recommend Snorkeling in Silfra (here) as well which is a fissure with some of the clearest water in the world.
Reynisfjara or “the beach at Eastwatch”
Reynisfjara is the most famous black sand beach in Iceland. There you can see black volcanic sand as far as the eye can see and marvel at some unique basalt columns in the cliffs nearby. This picturesque beach is featured in season 7 as the beach at Eastwatch by the sea, where the men in the night’s watch are guarding the wall.
This amazing beach is part of the Troll tour that explores the South Coast and also offers a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull, click here!
Dyrhólaey, the “island” in Eastwatch by the sea
Dyrhólaey is a small volcanic mountain which takes its name from its peculiar hole in the rock, formed over the years by the tides of the ocean. This makes for spectacular sightseeing and an interesting walk. It can be seen in season 7, in the episodes that show Eastwatch by the sea.
But, fear not, Dyrhólaey is an extra stop on our tours exploring the South Coast, so you can ask our Troll guides to stop there!