Travel Like Jon Snow: 6 Stunning Game Of Throne Film Locations

By Dustin Walker on 07/Apr/2014

A red-hot fantasy flick can do wonders for the local tourism industry. New Zealand certainly knows this.

So it’s not surprising that Northern Ireland is going hard on promoting its connection to the Game of Thrones franchise. You gotta love their latest promo, which plays off the most shocking event of last season:


Just check out all the different Ireland locales where they’ve shot GoT scenes….

Image source: Budget Ireland

But Ireland's not the only country that's been featured in Games of Thrones. So with the much-anticipated fourth season of the series starting up, we’ve compiled this list of the 6 most stunning GoT film locations.

Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

Our top pick for the most scenic GoT film spot in Northern Ireland. These hills portrayed Vaes Dothrak, home of the Dothraki. The Mourne Mountains also inspired The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. OK, now on to other countries…

Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland, were the home of the Dothraki in Game of Thrones.
Photo source: Roughguides.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The first season of Games of Thrones featured the island of Malta as the real-world setting for King’s Landing. But the producers wanted more shots of a walled seaside city, so they switched filming to Croatia’s old city of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, Croatia is the real-world setting for King’s Landing after season one of GoT.
Photo source: Business Insider Australia

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

As we watched Jon Snow explore the mysterious land Beyond The Wall, much of the terrain we saw was filmed at ice-capped spots like Lake Myvatn in Iceland.

Lake Myvatn, Iceland was where they filmed 'Beyond The Wall'.
Photo source: www.seeknewtravel.com

Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

In Game of Thrones, the massive red walls of Aït Benhaddou become the city of Yunkai. It’s where Daenerys first unleashes her Unsullied army. This ancient Moroccan site has also appeared in other flicks, such as the Gladiator, The Mummy and Prince of Persia .

Aït Benhaddou, Morocco is the site of the city of Yunkai in Game Of Thrones.
Photo source: Business Insider Australia

Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia

When shifty characters like Varys and Tyrion stroll through the garden at King’s Landing, you know there’s treachery afoot. The real-life location for GoT’s go-to place for scheming is Croatia’s Trsteno Arboretum, which dates back to the 1400s.

The garden at King's Landing is actually Croatia's Trsteno Arboretum.

Azure Window, Malta

The scene for the Dothraki wedding in the first season. Also featured in Clash Of The Titans and The Count Of Monte Cristo , this natural arch formed thousands of years ago after limestone caves collapsed.

Azure Window in Malta was the scene for the Dothraki wedding in the first season of GoT.
Photo source: Roughguides.com

In places like Northern Ireland and Iceland, GoT tourism is big business. Would you travel to any of these places to see where they shot Game of Thrones? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

By Dustin Walker on 07/Apr/2014
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