Game of Thrones locations in South Iceland

Almost everyone has heard about Game of Thrones or even seen this hugely popular TV-series. But did you know that Iceland provides many of the beautiful scenes in this series? So, while visiting Iceland you have the opportunity to visit locations that may seem familiar from the TV-screen

The magical Skógafoss  

Did you see the first episode of Season Eight? If so, you may remember Jon Snow riding a dragon through the snow-covered landscapes of the North. After landing the dragon, Snow and his lover share a moment beneath a magnificent water fall. That waterfall is Skógafoss on the South Coast. It is easily accessible from Ring Road 1 and is very popular among tourist and Icelanders.

 

 

Black sands and roaring seas

In the seventh Season of Game of Thrones scenes, shot in Reynisfjara on the Southern Coast, make their mark on the great scenes of the series. Reynisfjara was a part of the coastal geography around Eastwatch by the Sea which the army of dead is marching toward.  Reynisfjara consists of volcanic black sands which gives it an otherworldly look. The powerful Atlantic Ocean takes land on Reynisfjara with all its power. Reynisdrangar, two rock pillars, fight their endless game with the ocean.

They also feature in Season Seven. If you want to experience iconic black beaches and the stunning coastline of the southern shore our ATV guided tour from the Arcanum base camp near Mýrdalsjökull glacier is what you are looking for. We will provide you with the gear you need and give you a short safety briefing before we drive along those iconic black beaches. On the way you will see Dyrhólaey, which is a unique geological peninsula on the southernmost tip of Iceland, and the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier will watch upon you from distance. After leaving the beach the group will head to the famous plane wreck on Sólheimasandur, but the wreck has been resting in the sand since 1973. Next you will drive to Jökulsá river and to the roots of the mountain. The tour ends at the Arcanum base camp.

The White World of Mýrdalsjökull

Fans of Game of Thrones do surely remember that in Season Two the men of the Night’s Watch trek through the Frostfangs in order to reach the Fist of the First Men. This they do in the hope of gaining advantage over their enemies. The dreaded White Walkers take them by surprise when they bunker down when preparing for an attack from Mance Rayder’s army.  

These scenes were shot on Mýrdalsjökull glacier which is a large glacier that cover the volcano Katla. Mýrdalsjökull is very popular for hiking and ice climbing because how close it is to the Capital area. If you want to experience Mýrdalsjökull first hand Arcanum snowmobile tour is a great way to do so. Our day tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Then we drive to the Arcanum base camp on the South Coast. On the way you can enjoy the landscape which varies and is a true feast for the eye. At the base camp you will get the necessary gear for the tour and safety instructions. You will be transported up on the glacier with a special modified vehicle. During the snowmobile adventure you will have great view of the surrounding landscape and the vast icy field, this does though depend on weather and visibility. 

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