Experience the most epic landscapes seen in the television series, The Game of Thrones, from the sky on the Game of Thrones Air tour.
North Iceland is well known for its special energy, scenic landscapes and epic natural wonders. There is a reason why the Game of Thrones crew keeps returning year after year making the most of the awesome nature of the north!
How does flying through these dramatic landscapes and explore the places seen in The Game of Thrones sound? Take off from Akureyri airport and enjoy the view from air.
From Akureyri Airport we start by flying over the beautiful Godafoss or “Waterfall of the Gods” and then we head over to the Geological wonderland Myvatn. Myvatn holds numerous of scenic attraction, pseudo craters, sulphur pools and the steam-energy electric powerplant of Krafla, with its deepest hole reaching two kilometres into the earth’s crust. From Krafla we fly over Vatnajokull National Park to see Dettifoss, a spectacular waterfall where cascades plunge from a height of 144 feet (44 meters) into a narrow canyon. From Dettifoss waterfall we follow the magnificent canyons, before turning back for Akureyri, overflying the Theistareykir lava field and geothermal area, with sinkholes Little Hell and Big Hell.
On the descent into Eyjafjordur, there might be an opportunity to see whales on the approach into Akureyri Airport.
North Iceland. Dancing along the edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland probably sounds pretty cold! Surprisingly, this area experiences some of the mildest temperatures in the country and offers a huge spectrum of scenery to explore, from the soft and gentle to the awesomely spectacular. Rich in history and wildlife, with amazing volcanic landscapes, unusual museums, a wealth of antique farms, fjords and saga sites, it’s no wonder the region was recently named a top European destination by Lonely Planet!
Godafoss. Located in North Iceland between Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, this picturesque ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ is one of the most impressive in the country. Ice-blue glacial water flows over an elegant semi-circular arc and creates blue-green swirling patterns in the water below among the surrounding lava. This powerful waterfall was featured in season four of Game of Thrones!
Dettifoss. Jokulsargljufur National Park in northeastern Iceland is home to Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss. The sheer hypnotic volume of thundering glacial water rushing through the shattered cliffs of Jokulsa Canyon makes this a favourite sight of visitors to the area.
Lake Myvatn. Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland is a geological wonderland which has been sculpted by volcanic eruptions over thousands of years. It is one of the largest lakes in Iceland and thought to nest more species of duck than any other place in the world. Bubbling mud flats, volcanic craters, and newborn lava fields are among the sights of the striking Lake Myvatn region, which is a designated nature reserve. Lake Mývatn is also where the scenes for „North of the Wall” were filmed.
Asbyrgi. Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) is the remarkable horseshoe-shaped canyon which Viking settlers believed to be a hoof-print formed by Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged flying horse from Norse mythology. Geologists believe it was formed as the result of a catastrophic flood from the nearby Jokulsa glacial river. Some people say that it is the capital of the Hidden People in Iceland.
- 1 hour and 30 minutes flightseeing
- Complimentary entry ticket to the Icelandic Aviation Museum
Meeting point: Akureyri Airport