Any Game of Thrones fans out there? The phenomenal series is undoubtedly one of the most epic and highly anticipated mainstream dark fantasies of the century and millions of people are watching it around the world. Many already anticipate and dread to watch the final season, which will be out next year. Who do you think will claim the Iron Throne? Will it be Jon Snow, King in the North or Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons? Will the Lannisters continue to reign over King’s Landing? Or maybe you want Sansa, Arya, or Bran Stark to take over the throne? No matter what you hope for, it will indeed be very exciting to watch it through the end and we just can’t wait for it! However, before we finally get a conclusion for this phenomenal Hollywood Box Office hit, let us first travel through Westeros as we visit these stunning Game of Thrones film locations.
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
Of course, we first need to travel the heart of Game of Thrones – the King’s Landing. This is where the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms will live and sit on the most prestigious Iron Throne. Croatia! The city of Dubrovnik proves to be a perfect setting for King’s Landing because of its ancient town design surrounded by luscious green scenery and cobalt seas. We’ll never forget the huge impression Dubrovnik’s versatility makes whenever we watch the series. Aside from the King’s Landing, Croatia is also a reference to the fictional land of Qarth, where Daenerys steadily rose to power, located on Lokrum Island.
Did you miss watching the gorgeous cityscapes of Braavos and Oldtown? If yes, then maybe you should try visiting Girona, Catalonia. This majestic city is known for its medieval cathedrals and narrow alleyways that create a real sense of atmosphere, making it the perfect choice for a city break with the opportunity to recreate all your favorite scenes from the show.
Aside from that, Spain shook us again with its stunning view of the Dragonstone at the premiere episode of Season 7. True to its name, this is the Targaryen’s ancestral home together with their heavenly dragons. Daenerys, Tyrion, and her team have toured and explored the abandoned castle before they settled in the war council room. The actual setting took place at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
One of the most loved noble families of Game of Thrones are the Starks. In fact, the Starks played a significant role throughout the series and we’ve grown to love them as we watched the siblings go through hellish trials to emerge as possibly the most powerful warriors of all time. Why not visit the heart of Starks in Winterfell? The Winterfell state is located in Northern Ireland where you can also find the spooky cave in which Melisandre gave birth to a terrifying shadow assassin.
Just from the name itself, we can only think of one thing – The Wall. Most of Iceland’s northern part is covered with frosty, impenetrable layer of ice which makes Iceland the perfect setting for the Wall and the White Walker’s origin. The Wall gives out a breathtaking, cold and yet eerily beautiful setting that sets up a mystery of what lies in the wilderness behind the ice. Aside from the Wall, Iceland also houses Vatnajokull National Park which became the perfect interpretation of the northern wilderness, whilst the incredible Grjótagjá cave was the setting for Jon and Ygritte’s love nest.
All stunning and incredibly jaw-dropping sceneries, right? We can only thank the World’s beauty and grandeur for providing these ethereal and scenic viewpoints over places that eventually enabled Game of Thrones to come in real-life. We recommend you to start saving lots of money, if you haven’t already, and tour these must-see Game of Thrones locations before it’s too late! You wouldn’t want to be left behind before the Great War comes, right? Let us beat the Night King and take the journey to the King’s Landing and claim the Iron Throne. The Winter is coming!