Get Your Fix on Game of Thrones Film Location Tours

June 29, 2016

Game of Thrones may be over for another season (sob), but that doesn't mean we have to wait until next year to get our fix.

From the arid landscapes and wild ports of Morocco to lush green fields and peat bogs in Northern Ireland, the GOT sets span far and wide. 

Now that season 6 has finished, make sure you don't get withdrawal symptoms and book these five Game of Thrones shoot location tours. You might even catch the film crew in action.

1. Girona, Spain

Girona, Spain

The Spanish medieval city of Girona depicts the free city of Braavos, where Arya runs blind through the streets and Sam visits to become the new maester. About an hour’s drive by car from Barcelona and far from the tourist trail, Girona is a Pandora’s box of museums, galleries and gothic architecture. It’s also home to Catalonia’s most diverse nightlife and food scene outside of Barcelona so you’ll have plenty to see and do apart from hopping on a segway to tour its GOT locations.  

2. Country Antrim, Northern Ireland

A dark path through dramatic trees in Northern Ireland

From a scene at the dark hedges in County Antrim in the episode, The North Remembers to Ballintoy harbour on the rugged coastline of North Antrim where the Iron Islands scenes are shot, Northern Ireland was heavily featured in Season 6. In the Battle of the Bastards epic scene, Jon Snow and Ramsay have the ultimate gory face-off on a private piece of land in Saintfield. Fly in to Belfast and plan your tour of the various stunning locations with Game of Thrones Tours.

3. East and West Iceland

Chunks of ice on an Icelandic beach

With a vast mountainous area, south-east Iceland forms Europe's largest glacier while the west is made up of volcanic formations and lakes. Both of these areas are the mysterious land ‘Beyond the Wall’, home to giants and the terrifying White Walkers. Book flights to Reykjavik and jump on the Gray Line Bus to trace the footsteps of the GOT cast members. Take in the Settlement Era Viking Lodge in Þjórsárdalur valley where the most hair raising massacres in the series took place and the dramatic landscape of Pingvellir National Park.

4. Various Locations, Croatia

Croatia

Season five scenes involving Cersei were filmed inside the UNESCO World Heritage site of Split, while the Red Keep at King’s Landing is situated at Lovijenac Fortress in Dubrovnik and just one hundred metres off the coast of Dubrovnik lies a lush island where Qarth is based. With an array of areas to peruse, take a one day tour to see a few or tailor your stay in Dubrovnik around them all.

5. Various Locations, Morocco

Morocco

From the Atlas Studios, home to the world’s largest film studios located in the Moroccan desert (with some classic film sets still intact), to the ‘60s hippie hangout of Essaouira, where the fictional city of Astapor is based, Morocco’s tour follows Daenerys’s go-getting journey through the seasons and conveniently starts in Marrakesh where you'll get the cheapest flights to. 

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Jenny McFarlane
Born in Belfast, Jenny’s lived in Albania and Washington DC. Now in London, she loves to plan trips away with friends and travels as often as she can. From joining a motley crew on a yacht in Croatia to walking on the wild side in Borneo, she's always up for new adventures. Follow her on Twitter @jennykmac