6 Day Summer Package | Game of Thrones Locations & Glacier Hike

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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport, Flexible
Duration
6 days
Languages
English
Difficulty
Easy
Available
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age:
5 years old

Pack your bags and travel to the homeworld of a Song of Ice and Fire, Westeros. This 6-day itinerary to the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula will let you step onto the sets that housed some of the most dramatic moments in the thrilling HBO Series, Game of Thrones, and hike up a glacier in Vatnajökull National Park.

You’ll walk in the footsteps of Arya and the Hound, see the major Golden Circle sites, and you might—if you keep your eyes open—even catch a glimpse of the Children of the Forest when you visit the very place where they created the first White Walker.  

This holiday package is fit for the travelling nobles, with all accommodation and excursions taken care of. From the moment you land to your departure, you'll be in good hands and set for a stress-free holiday where you can explore lands both in and out of this world.

You'll explore the best-known sites in Iceland, many who have doubled as locations on both sides of the Wall in the lands of Westeros, such as Þingvellir which homes the Bloody Gate, and Eastwatch-By-The-Sea, conveniently located on the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Not only that, you will experience what it is like North of the Wall with a glacier hiking tour on top of Sölheimajökull glacier.

Other gems in this trip include the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and the Kirkjufell mountain. You'll also have the chance to upgrade your excursions and get a little more thrill into your holidays, such as adding a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a snowmobiling excursion to the glaciers, or a snorkelling tour in the crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure.

This is a trip that no true fan can miss. Sharpen your Valyrian Steel blade and fill your flask with ale, and travel the King’s Road—I mean, Iceland’s magnificent South Coast! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

4 nights of accommodation in Reykjavík (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget and Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour
Snæfellsnes Peninsula small group sightseeing day tour
Airport transfer on arrival/departure
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Snowmobile
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
Reykjavík
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Snæfellsjökull
Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Geysir
Gullfoss
Þingvellir
Almannagjá
Snæfellsnes
Sólheimajökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skaftafell
Silfra
Sólheimasandur
Þingvallavatn
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Hellnar
Langjökull
Vík í Mýrdal
Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Reynisdrangar
Djúpalónssandur
South Coast
Diamond Beach
DC3 Plane Wreck

Daily itinerary

Day 1
The silhouette of Reykjavík's Sun Voyager in the Midnight Sun.

Arrival in Reykjavik

Your journey begins as soon as you land at Keflavík airport. After you land, you’ll grab your bags and hop on a bus to Reykjavík, which will drop you off at your accommodation. The drive from Keflavík to Reykjavík will give you a chance to acclimate yourself to Iceland’s martian landscapes: you’ll pass through moss-laden lava fields, fjords, and classic Icelandic villages.

On your way to Iceland’s capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colours and luxurious treatments. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. If you add the Blue Lagoon it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today it can be added to another day, your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.

Once you arrive in Reykjavík, where you will stay on this night, you could explore the streets, and the small nooks and crannies of the old downtown, or settle for a solid night’s rest before you set off into the wilds of Iceland.

Day 2
The geyser Strokkur is located on the popular Golden Circle sightseeing route.

The Golden Circle with Arya and the Hound

On your second day, your foray into the world of fantasy begins, as you explore one of Iceland's main attractions; The Golden Circle. And to make it even more exciting, today, you are going to find the Eyrie. And it just happens to be at your first stop, Þingvellir National Park, the original meeting place of one of the oldest parliaments in the world, the Alþingi.

It might look familiar, as the scenes at The Bloody Gate in the Eyrie were filmed at the Almannagjá canyon, which you’ll have the chance to walk—though hopefully, less exhausted than the Hound and Arya arrived at the Bloody Gate.

At Þingvellir you can also add a little extra to your day; you can go for an awe-inspiring dip in the Silfra fissure and swim between two continental plates as it is here at Þingvellir where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.

Next, you’ll visit the Haukadalur geothermal area, home to the great Geysir. The English word “geyser” comes from this powerful geyser, though it now lies dormant. Strokkur, however, the area’s most powerful geyser, erupts every five to ten minutes, blasting a stream of water 15 to 20 meters into the air.

Your third stop of the day is the enormous Gullfoss waterfall, which is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved sites, and where the Game of Thrones team captured stock footage for future use. Witness the power of nature as the falls thunder into a misty basin. The canyon walls on both sides of the waterfall reach up to 70 metres and descend into the Gullfossgjúfur canyon.

At Gullfoss, you can opt for an adrenaline-inducing snowmobile ride on the nearby Langjökull glacier. It is a surefire way to make the day brighter. 

At the end of the day, you’ll head to your accommodation in Reykjavík for an evening of relaxation and a restful night.

Day 3
The large sea stacks Reynisdrangar on the South Coast were featured in scenes set in Eastwatch-by-the-Sea in the TV show Game of Thrones.

The South Coast, Glacier Hike & Eastwatch-by-the-Sea

On day 3, you pack your suitcase and head out for a two-day journey along the South Coast, or, if you prefer, venture beyond the Wall. Your first stop of the day will be Seljalandsfoss, a 60-metre tall waterfall in the South that you can actually walk behind.

From there, you’ll continue to the impressive Skógafoss, a wide curtain of water that crashes down to the rocks below with a roar. The power of this waterfall causes a spray of water, that often casts a beautiful rainbow over it in the summer sun.

Next, you will head to Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap which was also used as the location for The Fist of the First Men. There, you will go glacier hiking—an experience akin to a true North-of-the-Wall adventure. Your guide will provide you with a harness, crampons, an ice axe, and a helmet, so you’re somewhat more protected than a wildling trying to scale the Wall in wartime.

After this unique experience, you’ll jet off to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, which was filmed on site at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach near the village Vík í Mýrdal. Now, as if transported to the edge of the Wall in real life, you’ll spy the Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks rising out of the sea in the shadow of the mountain Reynisfjall. 

Reynisfjara does not only serve as Eastwatch-by-the-Sea; you might join Jon Snow and the Onion Knight to meet with Tormund and The Brotherhood Without Banners, or spot Viserion decimating the Wall. You will have time to photograph these dark formations, but be mindful that this beach is hazardous: sneaker waves make their way to shore and will take you out to sea. You are not, unfortunately, Ironborn. 

Then it is time to cross the Wall and continue further along the South Coast, to your accommodation near Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon for a nights rest, before further adventures await.

Day 4
Ice melting as the sun sets on the Diamond Beach in Vatnajökull National Park.

Beyond the Wall - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

The fourth day of your trip you’ll spend North of the Wall, starting at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The Lagoon is known for its enormous icebergs that have broken of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue and tumbled into the deep waters of the Lagoon. These hulking crystalline giants float in an aqua blue lake, stained blue by oxygen trapped in the ice for thousands of years.

While you are there, make sure to look around for seals, but many of them make the Lagoon their home and can be seen lounging on the massive bergs in sunlight, enjoying the weather.

If you're travelling from May onwards, you have the option now to cruise these crystal waters on a glacier lagoon boat tour. Sail onto the pristine lagoon and pass the white and brilliant blue bergs as your guide gives you more information about the history and geography of the area.

You can also visit the nearby Diamond Beach, where the ice calved from bergs floats ashore, adorning the black sand like beautiful jewels.

Then it is time to head back to the city to rest after your long journey, to the Wall and back. Your evening will be spent in Reykjavík.

Day 5
The conical mountain Kirkjufell can be found on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snaefellsnes - Birthplace of the White Walkers

Today you will travel to the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, best known for its crown, Snæfellsjökull glacier, to which many legends and stories and bound. The peninsula also plays a role in the Westeros mythos;  It is the birthplace of the White Walkers.

One of the first visits will be Djúpalónssandur, a black pebble beach. There lie the four ancient stones that Icelandic boys had to lift back in the day to see if they were strong enough to become fishermen. Perhaps you could try to lift them, but they range from 23 to 154 kilos.

You'll also stop to see the dramatic Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before reaching the roots of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Situated on the westernmost part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull is one of Iceland's most iconic attractions. Some claim it to be the gates of Hell.

Your next stop set the stage for many a Game of Thrones scene. Kirkjufell mountain, where the Children of the Forest created the very first White Walker. This iconic landform is a recurring symbol throughout the series both in visions and in actuality, referred to as 'The Mountain like an Arrowhead'. While you’re in the area, you’ll also explore the picturesque Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, which frames the steep hillsides of the mountain for a perfect photo. 

At the end of the day, you will return to the city for a night safe within stone walls, where no White Walkers can get you.

Day 6
Red and yellow flowers in Reykjavík city.

On the King's Road - Departure Day

Today you’ll say goodbye to this fantasy land and return to your own realm. Wake up bright and early to have some bread “and two of those little fish;” maybe throw in “a mug of that good dark beer to wash them down,” and, of course, “some bacon. Burnt black.”

For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.

Your shuttle will pick you up and take you to the airport in time for your flight. If your flight leaves in the afternoon, you could visit the Blue Lagoon for some relaxation before your departure on your way to the airport. 

Then it is time to depart the lands of Westeros, and Iceland, but we will certainly meet again next season.

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What to bring

Hiking shoes
Warm and waterproof clothing
Swimsuit and towel
Camera

Good to know

Although it is summertime, Icelandic weather is very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

Some optional activities might need either a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkelling. Also, be aware that boat tours on the glacier lagoon are only available from May to October.

Note that the minimum age for the Blue Lagoon is 2 years. If you are travelling with a child under that age, you can consult with our customer service team and opt for another hot spring instead.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

Meals

You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost. The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.

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