The airing of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones (GoT) worldwide is leaving many fans anxious for each new episode every Sunday. After all, we need an answer to the most burning question of all: Who will sit on the Iron Throne?
With only four episodes to go, fans will soon have to bid farewell to the kingdom of Westeros but the good news is, the world of Westeros itself isn’t going anywhere. We’re talking about the stunning filming locations, including national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites, where the show was shot!
From lava caves in Iceland where Jon Snow and Ygritte spent the night, to the coastal town of Essaouira in Morocco where Daenerys freed the Unsullied, here are eight Game of Thrones locations you can visit to rediscover the world of dragons, White Walkers and the quest for the Iron Throne.
As most of the locations are in Europe, travelling to those countries may cost a hefty sum but thankfully with travel companions such as Traveloka, planning a trip within your budget is made easier.
1. The Dark Hedges, Northern Iceland: Kingsroad
Arguably one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, The Dark Hedges is lined with beech trees located on a quiet road near the town of Ballymoney in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The twisted branches form an arch over the road, making it an impressive spot for travellers, artists and painters.
Known as the Kingsroad in GoT, the iconic landmark was where Arya and Gendry were seen fleeing King’s Landing at the end of the season 2 premiere “The North Remembers”. Not only is The Dark Hedges a must-see location in Northern Ireland, the area that surrounds it also attracts fans as it was used to film Winterfell, Castle Black and the Stark family war encampment. Word is out that fans will be able to journey through a massive King’s Landing set built by the production crew for season 8 which they decided to leave standing as a tourist attraction — a perfect reason to visit the location!