10-Day Iceland Guided Tour | Movie Locations

Duration: 10 Days

Summer (May - Sept.)

Expert Guide

Group Experience

Are you a movie fanatic? A Game of Thrones die-hard fan? Perhaps you’ve recognized parts of Icelandic landscapes in Hollywood productions and want to see them for yourself, but are not entirely sure how to go about it once here? Look no further, this 10-day guided tour is just for you!

 

In 10 days, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with Iceland’s finest natural backdrops whilst visiting key filming locations around the island. This trip will take you across the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula and parade the most majestic waterfalls of the North in front of your very own eyes. The South Coast awaits with infinite black beaches and enthralling pit stops; the DC-3 Plane wreck being a top favorite.

 

We’ll take you far and wide across the country’s Eastfjords and west coastline, stopping at legendary film locations and the set of blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Interstellar, and even James Bond 007 – just to name a few. Of course, no trip will ever be complete without taking a short hike to Iceland’s hottest new local hotspot: The active volcanic eruption of Fagradalsfjall.

 

As this is a fully guided tour, we take care of everything when it comes to planning and organizational matters. Our experienced guides know the island inside out and will be more than happy to assist in any way they can. This tour is ideal for the young, adventure-driven traveler who enjoys mingling with fellow-minded explorers (and being an unashamed movie and TV fan doesn’t hurt either!). The only thing you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

 

Ready for a fun-filled 10-day Hollywood-inspired film adventure? If so, then read on!

 

Included:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure day 
  • Accommodation for 9 nights (private bathroom, more info below)
  • Professional guide 
  • Transfer in a comfortable minibus 
  • Lunch at Friðheimar tomato farm
  • Shuttle transfer to the DC-3 plane wreck
  • Entrance to the Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Farewell dinner
  • Detailed travel information
  • Personal travel advisor 
  • Icelandic taxes 
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Itinerary

Day 1

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík
Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon, Guided City Tour, Food Tour, Whale Watching, FlyOver Iceland 

Colorful houses in downtown Reykjavik

The first day of this trip is centered around your arrival at Keflavík International Airport. There’ll be a bus shuttle waiting for you outside the airport regardless of when you land, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

 

Depending on your arrival time and mood, you can opt to stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to town for some relaxing downtime in milky blue geothermal waters. You can also choose to be dropped off directly downtown and explore the city, do some shopping, or perhaps join a guided city tour. In the evening, there will be a casual get-together with the rest of your group.

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Hotel Reykjavík

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 2

Highlights:

Þingvellir National Park
Friðheimar Tomato Farm
Geysir & Strokkur
Gullfoss Waterfall

Summary:

Accommodation: Hella
Optional Activities: Snorkeling

walking between european and american continents in thingvellir national park iceland

The second day of your trip takes you across the Golden Circle. We first stop at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great political and geographical importance. This is where Alþingi, Iceland’s first democratic parliament, was founded in 930. It is also one of the very few places in the world where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. Here, you'll have the possibility to take a scenic snorkeling tour that’ll open the gates to Silfra’s hypnotizing underworld and float in between the North Atlantic and Eurasian tectonic plates. A key element worth mentioning is that scenes from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” were also filmed in Þingvellir.

 

We then make our way to Friðheimar tomato farm for lunch, where we try some of their renowned homemade tomato soup and freshly baked bread. If you’re feeling frisky, you might even opt for a Bloody Mary too! After lunch, we take you to the geothermal area Haukadalur, home to Geysir and its more famous brother Strokkur. Here, you’ll get a chance to witness boiling water being dramatically ejected from the deep beneath the ground to heights of 40 meters and above every 5-10 minutes.

 

Shortly after, we head to Gullfoss, a spectacular two-tiered waterfall nestled in the heart of the Hvítá river canyon. You’ll then head towards your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the evening with your newly found friends, share stories from the day and crack open a beer or two.

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Hotel Hella

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 3

Highlights:

Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
Shuttle Transfer to the DC-3 Plane Wreck
Dyrhólaey Rock Arch
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Summary:

Accommodation: Vík

OptionalActivities: Glacier Hiking

seljalandsfoss waterfall view from behind

Today, you’ll slowly but surely make your way towards the country’s southern coastline, an explorer’s gold mine when it comes to the vast diversity of sightseeing and activity opportunities. You'll head towards two of Iceland’s most popular waterfalls – Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, both of which have featured frequently in movies such as “Thor: The Dark World”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” as well as popular shows such as “Game of Thrones” “Vikings” and more recently “Star Trek: Discovery”.

 

We take a shuttle that whisks us directly to the crash site of the DC-3 Plane Wreck, passing by dramatic black beach landscapes, just before continuing our journey towards Sólheimajökull glacier. Once there, you can opt to take it easy and admire the sights of this ever-changing natural backdrop from a distance or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not strap on those crampons and set off on a guided glacier walk? We will stop at a couple more interesting film locations before fully unwinding at a cozy handpicked hotel nearby.

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Hotel Vík

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 4

Highlights:

Hjörleifshöfði Cliff
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach

Summary:

Accommodation: Vatnajökull

OptionalActivities: Jökulsárlón Boat Tour

justin bieber canyon iceland

Day 4 takes you to Hjörleifshöfðia 220-meter-high rock with a cave that Star Wars fans may recognize from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Ironically enough, this is also referred to as the Yoda Cave” due to the opening’s resemblance to our favorite little, green Jedi. Nearby is Mýrdalssandur – a scenic outwash plain in between two rivers. You might recognize this area as the planet Lah’mu, the home of Jyn Erso, in the opening scenes of “Rogue One”.

 

You then continue your journey towards Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, but not before stopping at the otherworldly Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. Here, you’re more than welcome to roam around and explore the fairytale-like scenery. You then continue east and finally arrive at the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, slowly unraveling in front of your eyes. Its undeniable beauty has made this location a bit of a hotspot, in movies such as “Batman Begins”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and two James Bond movies, “Die Another Day” and “A View to a Kill”.

 

You can opt to take a boat tour to see the glacier from up close, or simply enjoy it from the shoreline. A few minutes’ walk from the glacier lagoon take you to the Diamond Beach – a stretch of black sanded coastline from where you can admire stranded pieces of ice that drifted off from the lagoon. We’ll then head towards our accommodation and take it easy for the remainder of the evening.

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Hotel Vatnajökull

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 5

Highlights:

Stokksnes Viking Village
Vestrahorn Mountain
Eastfjords with Picturesque Stops Like Djúpivogur & Fáskrúðsfjörður

Summary:

Accommodation: Egilsstaðir

vestrahorn mountain in east iceland

Can you believe it is day 5 already! We’ll slowly head towards the charming area of Stokksnes peninsula, where dramatic peaks intertwine with desolate black shorelines, creating a truly ghostly yet breathtaking setting. The Viking Village, which is effortlessly nestled at the foot of Vestrahorn, one of Iceland’s most photographed mountains, is a must-visit when you’re in the areaThe village is actually an abandoned film set from a movie that was never made.

 

After spending some quality time enjoying the mystic ambiance, you’ll be whisked away and brought to the picturesque little fishing town of Djúpivogur, where you will be free to roam and explore the area. Your day ends in the village of Egilsstaðir, where you will have a chance to relax and spend the night in a hotel nearby.

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Hotel Egilsstaðir

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 6

Highlights:

Seyðisfjörður Village
Námaskarð Geothermal Area
Lake Mývatn
Grjótagjá Cave
Dimmuborgir Lava Field
Skútustaðagígar Pseudocraters
Mývatn Nature Baths

Summary:

Accommodation: Mývatn

Grjótagjá Cave game of thrones hot spring iceland

Perhaps you remember the scene from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty where Walter gets on a longboard and skates for, well what seems like, an eternity. If you do, you’ll be thrilled to learn that Seyðisfjörðurthe location in which this scene takes place, is next in line on your itinerary.

 

After soaking in the charm of this calm yet colorful town, you continue your journey towards the northern territories of the island and lake Mývatn, Iceland’s 4th largest lake featured in The Fate of the Furious. This area offers endless sights and smells to those who visit, with sulfuric mud pots expulsing distinct scents that will be remembered far beyond the end of your Icelandic adventure.

 

Take a sneak peek into Grjótagjá cave - a Games of Thrones hotspot for the infamous love scene between Jon Snow and the wildling Ygritte. You will be ending your evening fully immersed in the warm and calming waters of Mývatn Nature Baths.

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Hotel Mývatn

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 7

Highlights:

Dettifoss Waterfall
Húsavík Village
Goðafoss Waterfall

Summary:

Accommodation: Akureyri

Optional Activities: Whale Watching, GeoSea Baths

blue water in godafoss north iceland

Ready to get back to civilization? This morning you’ll start your route towards Akureyri – Iceland’s gateway of the North, filled with attractive wine and dine options, young vibrant nightlife, and exciting little local gems literally at your fingertips. On your way there, you’ll pass by Goðafoss waterfall and Dettifoss waterfall, whose waters grace Prometheus’s opening scene on the big screen.

 

A little drive further up the road takes you to Húsavík, Iceland’s whale watching capital, where you can opt to join a boat tour and see these magnificent water creatures from up close. Húsavík has been enjoying the limelight recently, as it was heavily featured in the Netflix movie “Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga” and the home of our Icelandic singing heroes. The Song “Húsavik: My Hometown” may have narrowly missed the Oscar win, but if you keep your ears open, you may hear “Jaja Ding Dong” playing somewhere. We also recommend taking a dip in the stunning infinity pool at GeoSea.

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Hotel Akureyri

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 8

Highlights:

Stykkishólmur Village
Kirkjufell Mountain

Summary:

Accommodation: Borgarnes

Optional Activities: Vatnshellir Caving

kirkjufell mountain in snaefellsnes peninsula

Today, you’ll dive deep into the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Often labeled ‘Iceland in Miniature’, this western coastline region gives you a taste of the country’s finest natural wonders, set just a stone's throw away from each other. Go back in time and explore the quiet fisherman’s town of Stykkishólmur, overlooking Breiðafjörður bay in the distance.

 

Marvel at the dramatic seascapes and overhanging cliff sceneries. You’ll also get a chance to stop at Kirkjufell – one of Iceland’s most photographed mountains. This already famous mountain has become even more well-known thanks to it featuring as “The Arrowhead Mountain” in Game of Thrones season 6 and 7, in the epic battle between the Wildlings and the White Walkers. You will then head to Borgarfjörður where you can slowly unwind and call it a day.

Comfort category in Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 9

Highlights:

Reykjanes Peninsula & Volcano Fagradalsfjall

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík

The impressive volcano Fagradalsfjall blowing lava

The last full day of this trip is sure to be a memorable one! You make your way towards Reykjanes Peninsulafull of life small headland in the southwestern part of the country. The peninsula’s unique landscape has featured in movies such as “Noah” and standing in as an alien planet where the team crash lands in the latest season of “Star Trek: Discovery”.

 

You’ll drive past the geothermal wonders of Krýsuvík and rugged moonlike formations before heading towards Iceland’s most talked about hotspot – the Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption! Here you’ll truly get a chance to come up close and personal with nature’s explosive personality – quite literallyKick your boots off, enjoy a cup of tea, and admire the country’s biggest ever-changing fire pit from only a couple of hundred meters away.

 

Afterward, you will head straight back to the city for some well-deserved downtimeAs this is your last night together, make the most of your company and enjoy a final farewell dinner as one.

Comfort category in Iceland
Hotel Reykjavík

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 10

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon, Guided City Tour, Food Tour, Whale Watching, FlyOver Iceland

rainbow over the icelandic capital reykjavik

Today, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye, but hopefully not for long! Depending on your plans and departure time, you can choose to take it easy and walk around Reykjavík's city center, do some last-minute shopping or perhaps relax at a local café.

 

If you have a few hours to spare, why not check out FlyOver Iceland or book a whale watching tour before making your way to the airport?