Game of Thrones Self Drive | Iceland in 10 days

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Duration
10 days
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Medium
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Reykjavík
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All year

Book yourself an incredible Game of Thrones themed adventure in Iceland, circling the country and visiting some of the most well-known locations, as well as partaking in thrilling...

Book yourself an incredible Game of Thrones themed adventure in Iceland, circling the country and visiting some of the most well-known locations, as well as partaking in thrilling extra activities such as snowmobiling and horse riding. This is an amazing tour opportunity for travellers to Iceland who also share a deep passion for the Game of Thrones lore. 

Iceland was one of the primary shooting locations for HBO’s fantasy television series, Game of Thrones, based on the books by George R. R. Martin, making it an extra special travel destination for fans.

With this fantastic 10-day self-drive itinerary, you’ll pay a visit to some of the show’s most recognisable locations, including The Eyrie, North of the Wall and the “mountain like an arrowhead”, Kirkjufell. Fear not, your itinerary will pr...

Included

9 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
Vehicle for 10 days (Toyota Aygo or similar. Upgrades available)
CDW insurance for super budget level vehicle; other levels also include SCDW and gravel protection insurances
GPS system
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Caving
Diving
Snowmobile
Horse Riding
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing

Attractions

Golden Circle
North Iceland
West Iceland
Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Snæfellsjökull

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Reykjanes is known for its scenic coastlines and strange rock formations.

Arrival and Car Pick Up

Welcome to Iceland, or should we say, Westeros, the land of ice and fire. You’ll be arriving at Keflavík International Airport, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you will pick up your rental vehicle for the trip. From there, you will drive to Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, where you will check in to your accommodation for the evening.

You may wish...

Day 2
The geyser Strokkur in full eruption mode!

Golden Circle

With your fellow adventurers, you will take off towards Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle, comprised of three major attractions: Þingvellir National Park, Haukadalur Geothermal Valley and Gullfoss Waterfall.

This area also happens to be the shooting location for The Eyrie—you will pay a visit to Þingvellir’s jagged canyon, Almannagjá...

Day 3
Reynisfjara black sand beach was used as a backdrop for some scenes in Game of Thrones season 7.

South Coast

The South Coast is another much-loved area of Iceland, and just so happens to be the shooting location for Eastwatch by the sea, the only castle of the great wall that happens to be by the coastline. This location is most recognisable for the dramatic finale of the seventh season!

Your third day will see you visiting some of the most prized attractions on the...

Day 4
Icebergs laying on Diamond Beach near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

South Coast II

A great deal of the scenes from Game of Thrones was shot within your next stop, Skaftafell nature reserve, itself a part of the much larger Vatnajökull National Park. Glacier hiking in Skaftafell means that you will be surrounded by the landscapes of Westeros, immersing yourself truly into the scenery that makes both Games of Thrones and Iceland so compellin...

Day 5
Vestrahorn is the most recognisable mountain in the east of Iceland.

Eastfjords

The Eastfjords is one of the lesser-visited regions of Iceland, due largely to its distance from the capital. However, with ten days on the itinerary, you’ll have more than enough time to truly get to the grips with this thrilling location. The Eastfjords are known for their sweeping landscapes, herds of wild reindeer and quintessential fishing villages.

One...

Day 6
A steaming fumarole at Námaskarð geothermal pass near Lake Mývatn.

Lake Myvatn

Today, you will head out from Egilsstaðir and continue your journey to the famous Lake Mývatn. The region around the lake was used as the location for the Wildlings Camp in Game of Thrones, an area beyond the wall known for its savage creatures and enduring winters.

In real life, the Mývatn area is characterised by its volcanic hillsides and picturesque scene...

Day 7
The iconic Kirkjufell mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula was described as 'the mountain like an arrowhead' by the Hound in Game of Thrones.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Today, you will make your way west to explore the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula, also known as ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to the sheer range of attractions to be found there. Waterfalls, glaciers, jagged shorelines, mountains, volcanic craters and fascinating magma fields all lie in wait for the intrepid traveller of Snæfellsnes.

The area around Iceland’s mos...

Day 8
Hraunfossar waterfalls in western Iceland.

Returning to Reykjavik

Today, you will be making the return journey back to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, but not without making some notable stops on the way.

West Iceland is truly a fantastic region filled with picturesque waterfalls, creeping glaciers, dramatic lava fields, and rich history. The land around the area's Borgarfjörður fjord has been inhabited since the time of sett...

Day 9
Hallgrímskirkja is just one of the many cultural landmarks in Reykjavik.

Day in Reykjavik

Reykjavík is one of those cities that is seemingly made for sightseeing. With a number of cultural landmarks—including the likes of Hallgrímskirkja Church, Perlan Observation Deck and Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre—and countless galleries, museums, restaurants and shops, one could easily spend days discovering new facets of the Icelandic capital.

Ex...

Day 10
At the end of your tour, you will depart Iceland with a head full of memories.

Departure and return car

It is the final day of your Game of Thrones adventure. Depending on the time of your flight, you may have some time left to explore the city, but if not, you will check out of your accommodation and begin the return journey to Keflavík Airport. There, you’ll return your rental vehicle and depart for home.

Thank you for visiting Westeros, and we hope to see you again.

Map

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Good shoes
Swimwear and towel
Driver's License
Camera

Good to know

Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year long on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.

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 sn...

Accommodation

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. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. Please note that not all locations offer quality level accommodation. Comfort level accommodation will be arranged at those particular locations, which is reflected in the quality level upgrade price. 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. Located in the region of the best attractions. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Rooms with shared bathrooms in farmhouses, guesthouses or hostels, with good locations near the best attractions. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom in three star hotels or quality guesthouses. Very close to the best attractions at each location. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms with a private bathroom in a four star hotel or superior rooms in a quality three star hotel at the best locations in Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Car

Below you can see the car rental options available for this self-drive tour. All our vehicles are new or current models. Super budget 2WD vehicles are maximum 5 years of age, and come equipped with a GPS and standard CDW insurance. Budget 2WD, Comfort 4x4 and Luxury 4x4 level vehicles are maximum two years of age, and come equipped with a GPS, CDW, GP and SCDW insurances. You can also upgrade to an automatic model. In wintertime, all cars have winter tyres. For winter driving, we highly recommend a Comfort level 4x4 vehicle or Luxury 4x4 to combat possible heavy winter conditions.

Super Budget

A small 2WD vehicle such as Toyota Aygo, Hyundai i10 or similar, fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions. Compact and comfortable for up to 2 travellers with very little luggage. No highland capabilities.

Budget

A basic 2WD vehicle such as VW Polo, Toyota Yaris or similar, suitable for travelling in everyday conditions. Comfortable for 3 travellers with light luggage. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities.

Comfort 4x4

A medium sized 4WD (4x4) jeep or SUV such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. Fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt driving. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities. Recommended.

Luxury 4x4

A large sized 4WD (4x4) jeep such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all travelling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads. Note that off-road driving is illegal.

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 the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.

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