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Iceland: Beyond the Wall - Game of Thrones Tour  |  Various Dates  |  5 Days & 4 Nights

Visit the legendary Icelandic landmarks featured on the hit TV series, Game of Thrones. This is a thoroughly entertaining tour of some truly awe-inspiring film locations. During excursions to various settings, such as the famed "Ice Wall" and the breathtaking places where the "North of the Wall" scenes were filmed, travelers will be captivated with tales of the Seven Kingdoms by local guide Jon Thor Benediktsson - the guide for the Game of Thrones crew during the filming of the third season.

2018 Date

Departs daily from mid-May to September - subject to availability

Highlights

- Roundtrip flights, Reykjavik to Akureyri
- Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
- Visit the areas where Night's Watch men, including Samwell Tarly and Lord Commander Mormont, are attacked by the White Walkers
- Walk the land that Jon Snow, Ygritte, and the Free Folk cross to reach the Wall
- Visit the cave where Jon Snow and Ygritte have their first intimate romantic encounter

Itinerary

Ask us about booking your roundtrip flights from Halifax to Reykjavik! 

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
Upon landing in Iceland, there is only the mysterious lava plain of the Reykjanes Peninsula standing between you and the buzz from the energetic capital city, Reykjavik. The ride across the barren lava takes little less than an hour and is thankfully devoid of any demons, making the start of your journey as safe as possible. The first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today and the city derives its name after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area (Reykjavik means “smoky bay”). Only a few minutes’ drive away from your modern Reykjavik hotel, the city centre awaits with abundance of restaurantscafésclubs, and cultural events. A Northern Lights hunt is a recommended optional activity during winter (not included), whether by boat, bus, or jeep.

Day 2: Reykjavik to Akureyri
After a hearty breakfast your journey takes you to the domestic airport where you'll board a 60-minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri. Often referred to as the "capital of the north", Akureyri is by far the largest town in the north of Iceland and is the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population a little less than 20,000. Located only 100 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year round, and in the winter they offer some of the best skiing in the country.

Day 3: Free Folk Territory
Today you will be entering the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatnwhere the scenes for "North of the Wall" were filmed. As the majestic Waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss, greets you, it quickly becomes apparent why the Game of Thrones production crew were drawn to this area. According to the Icelandic Sagas, the waterfall draws its name from Thorgeir of Ljosavatn throwing his statues of the heathen gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000. Your next stop will be the magical places where the latest series of Game of Thrones were filmed. Here you can try to relive the action in the locations seen in the series. No, you will hopefully not encounter any White Walkers, but with Iceland's rich folklore let the story telling guide boost your imagination with tales of trolls and Hidden People alongside curious facts about what happened behind the scenes of Games of Thrones. 

After a day of beautiful waterfallsvolcanoes, unusual lava rock formations, steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools and mysterious landscapes, you'll end the day with a splash at the Myvatn Nature Baths. They are not a filming location for Game of Thrones, but the calming waters relax you while you imagine being surrounded by other Free Folk.

Day 4: Return to Reykjavik 
Morning flight Reykjavik and return to your Reykjavik hotel. The afternoon is free for you to explore Reykjavik and surroundings. You can also add a Golden Circle afternoon tour and visit Thingvellir, filming location for Game of Thrones season four, along with Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir.

Day 5: Departure
With flights back to Halifax departing in the evening, you have the time to explore more of Reykjavik, or make a stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport. Ask us about adding additional nights or sightseeing tours!

2018 Rates

Per person rates in USD funds:

SINGLE DOUBLE
$1852 $1302

There is no additional tax on this tour. Flights and airport transfers extra. 

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