Visit Winterfell, King’s Landing, and more!
Withdrawals are coming in strong with the end of Game of Thrones, and we don’t know about you, but we’re trying to find a way to cope with *that* ending. If you’re a die hard GoT fan yourself, you might find a trip to Westeros quite appealing – but how? Of course you’ll need to save up for such a trip, but it is possible! In this article, we round up a couple filming locations from the hit HBO series – from the cave Jon Snow and Ygritte romanced in, all the way to King’s Landing, plus a couple GoT experiences you can partake in to fill in the holes of your (now) empty Sunday nights.
Whether you’ve bent the knee to Jon Snow or Daenerys, we’re giving you a sweet treat if you keep reading ’til the end. Valar Morghulis!
1. Lake Mývatn & Grjótagjá caves
The Grjótagjá Geothermal caves at Lake Mývatn known better to Game of Thrones fans as the place where Jon Snow and Ygritte had their romantic rendezvous moment. In this geothermal cave, you can join the locals in a steam bath to soothe your muscles after a long flight. Who needs massages when you have a natural indoor hot spring!
Pre-book your Lake Mývatn hike and your Grjótagjá caves bath and let the local guide take you through the beautiful Lake Mývatn where you’ll pass plenty of caves and fissures. It also includes the geothermal caves and nature baths! We’d recommend picking the package with transfers included so you won’t have to navigate your own way there.
2. Alcazar of Seville, Spain
The Alcazar of Seville, or should we say the summer home of the royal Martell family, is one of the most lavish royal palaces in the city. The beautiful Dorne Sunspear exists in real life and is even recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The palace is also home to the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the famous bell tower the Giralda.
You can definitely expect a long queue to visit this famous site but fret not! Pre-book your visit to the Cathedral and Giralda of Seville and Alcazar of Seville on Klook and not only will you get to enjoy skip the line tickets, there will even be an official English guide to take you around.
3. Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
Known better to Game of Thrones fans as the King’s Landing, the capital of Croatia, Dubrovnik, doubles up as the Westeros capital. Visit sites like the Trsteno Arboretum, also known as the King’s Landing palace gardens, or stroll around the Old Town where you can relive Cersei’s walk of shame. As you stroll down the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola or meander through the Pile Gate, you’ll soon arrive at the entrance to the King’s Landing.
Pre-book your Game of Thrones filming locations tour around Dubrovnik and explore all those places and more! Let the guide tell you the exact spots where scenes were shot and don’t forget to take plenty of photos!
Also in Dubrovnik is the opportunity for you to set sail on the exact ship that Daenerys Targaryen rode on. Sip on a Dragon blood cocktail and enjoy the expansive azure sea where you’ll sail by the well- preserved medieval walls of the King’s landing. Pre-book your cruise experience on Klook and it even comes with a free walking tour afterward.
P.S. Dragon not included.
4. Girona, Barcelona
Wander through the streets as Arya Stark did in Braavos or what we call the former Jewish Quarter of Girona. This Catalonian town is home to the Girona Cathedral known to fans as The Great Sept of Baelor. Can’t you just see Jaime Lannister riding up on his white house?
Pre-book a guided day tour from Barcelona and let the guide take you along the cobbled streets of the historic town. We bet the guides know plenty about the Game of Thrones filming sites so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
5. Giant’s Causeway, Dublin
Dunluce Castle, better known as the Castle of the House of Greyjoy, ruler of the Iron Islands. The now ruined medieval castle sits on the edge of a basalt rock and is only accessible via a bridge.
The spectacular Giant’s Causeway is just a stone’s throw away with incredible interlocking basalt columns and of course, the Dark Hedges. Relive the world of Game of Thrones characters as you roam around the area snapping photos and reenacting scenes.
Pre-book your Giant’s Causeway tour on Klook and enjoy these beautiful views with your knowledgeable guide and driver. You’ll get to arrive at the sights in a luxury coach, saving you the hassle of getting there on your own.
Don’t leave for Westeros without Klook’s 10% Discount!
Valar dohaeris! To aid your journey through the seven kingdoms, Klook is giving you 10% off on ALL European activities with a minimum spend of Php 5,000! This way you can walk into the actual locations your favorite show was filmed at – and more! Take note, this is only open to the first 1000 fans, so only a few are worthy!