After a long waiting period, Game of Thrones will return next Sunday, 14th of April for its eighth and final season. If you are a big fan, you have probably seen several scenes of the HBO series. That’s why, in this post, we want to inspire you to explore its landscapes, castles, lakes and mountains.
Good news is that most of these spots are located in Europe and we have designed the perfect Road Trips to discover them.
Ready to start the visit through the beautiful Game of Thrones Routes? Get ready for an experience that will take you directly to a movie set!
Ireland – “The Seven Kingdoms”
Ireland is the favourite country for the producers. In fact, there are very few places that can evoke the atmosphere of the famous series as well as he Emerald Isle, the heart of the Seven Kingdoms.
Discover the most memorable places in the series, including Mourne Mountains, Tollymore Forest Park, Inch Abbey, Castle Ward, Cushendun Caves, the Glens of Antrim and Ballintoy Harbour.
We suggest you experience The Emerald Isle Game of Thrones Route.
Iceland – “Beyond the Wall”
In Iceland you will find the majority of the Winterfall scenes. For example, you can follow the steps of Jon Snow in Vatnajökull, which represents the land “Beyond the Wall”. In Grjótagjá you will find the lava cave, you can take a bath on its clear water hot springs, where Jon Snow and Ygritte had their love encounter.
In the Vatnajokull National Park you can find the Hofoabrekkuheioi and Svínafellsjokull glaciers where you can actually take a hike, climb and discover their immensity.
We suggest you experience the Route through the Southwest of the island of Ice.
Croatia – “King’s Landing”
The filmings of King’s Landing have taken place in Dubrovnik. Visit its castles, coasts and steep, cobbled roads with endless stairs and be captivated by this beautiful city.
Its shores bathed by the Mediterranean Sea have many fortresses and walls, perfect to recreate the Game of Thrones scenes. It is a very beautiful city and also offers a large number of alternatives. A fantastic balance between its culture and incredible beaches.
We suggest you experience the Route through the Authentic Croatia.
Spain – “The fortress of Dragonstone”
This country offers a fascinating variety of settings where the serie was filmed. From North to South, you will be fascinated by the landscapes. These spots include for example, Girona, in Catalonia; Zumaia, in the Basque Country; the Castle of Zafra in Guadalajara; Caceres in Extremadura or Seville in Andalucia.
Get ready to walk around the Flysch Route, the Targaryen territory. Not far from here you can find San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the fortress of Dragonstone. Other places which have been used as settings are Girona and Caceres old towns, or the Real Alcazar of Seville. All of them appeared more than once in the HBO series.
We suggest you experience the Basque Coast Route with Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz.
Malta is another country chosen by the producers to film more Game of Thrones scenes. Among the many places you can visit the Puerta de Medina, a very quiet city, with multiple walls and medieval facades that turn it to a special enclave. The same happens with different doors that give the impression of taking you to a new world.
Fort Risacoli, the Azure Window (which collapsed in 2017 due to heavy storms) and the Gardens of the Verdala Palace have also been used to carry out the filming. They are definitely worth visiting, the latter being the summer residence of the President of Malta. Beautiful places that amaze you and that will make you discover Malta with the Game of Thrones lenses on.
We suggest you experience the Route through the Knights of Malta’s Islands I.