Exciting 8-Hour Game of Thrones Tour at Lake Myvatn with Nature Baths and from Akureyri
Make your trip to Iceland extra special by visiting some of the most scenic Game of Thrones shooting locations on this small-group tour at Lake Myvatn. Fans of the popular TV show or anyone wishing to see the top attractions of North Iceland will find the itinerary of this adventure exciting.
Your tour in the land of fire and ice begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Akureyri, North Iceland’s capital. You can also go to Hof Cultural Center in town, where the adventure usually departs. At these meeting points, you’ll meet your friendly guide, who will lead your group to a full day of fun sightseeing.
To ensure optimum comfort during your Icelandic tour, wear warm clothing with thermal layers, as the weather in the Nordic country can be unpredictably cold. In addition, bring a pair of good walking shoes so you can explore the attractions conveniently.
Before arriving at the Game of Thrones shooting sites in the Myvatn area, the guide will take you first to Godafoss waterfall. The Icelandic waterfall, which spans 98 feet (30 meters), is also called the “Waterfall of the Gods” because of its majestic beauty and fascinating local folklore.
Soon after, you’ll arrive at the beautiful Myvatn lake, where you will spend most of your time. Lake Myvatn is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iceland, and its surrounding geothermal area is a must-see.
One of the most recognizable attractions in the Myvatn area for Game of Thrones fans is the Grjotagja cave. This lava cave with a deep hot spring served as the love nest of characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. Although swimming isn’t allowed here because of the high temperature, seeing Grjotagja in person is thrilling.
Next to see by the lake are the Dimmuborgir lava field and Hverir mud pools. The lava fields of Dimmuborgir are otherworldly with their unique shapes and sizes. The area is even more interesting in winter when snow partially covers the landscapes, as seen in the Free Folk and Mance Rayder scenes beyond the wall.
Meanwhile, Hverir features colorful mud pools and fumaroles that are excellent subjects for photography.
After visiting these tourist spots, there’s still time to go around Myvatn lake. A trip to this lake in North Iceland isn’t complete without admiring its pseudocraters and rich birdlife. There are as many as 13 species of birds and ducks nesting in the area, especially during summer.
In addition, this small-group tour includes an entrance to the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can experience a satisfying geothermal bath. After hours of sightseeing, soaking in the turquoise blue waters will help you feel relaxed and energized.
The tour ends as you return to Akureyri, either at the Hof Cultural Center or your hotel.
Relive your best Game of Thrones memories by visiting some breathtaking shooting locations in Lake Myvatn by joining this eight-hour tour in North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
- Meeting point or departure is at Hof Culture Center. Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Akureyri can also be arranged.
- This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.