These “Game of Thrones” locations could be the travel fix you need until the series returns with Season 8.
The “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale aired Sunday night and about 16.5 million people tuned into HBO to watch the final episode of the season, making it the most watched GOT episode ever. To put those numbers in perspective, the Season 6 finale drew 8.9 million viewers.
The “GOT” Season 7 finale left many viewers on the edge of their seats craving for more but according to Vox “Game of Thrones,” fans might have to wait until 2019 for Season 8 to come out.
While you may have to wait at least a year to return to Westeros, you should know you can travel to some of the real locations during the filming of “Game of Thrones” and feel connected to ths show.
If this location looks familiar, you’re right. It is the location King’s Landing is filmed. Dubrovnik is one of the key destinations for tourists in Croatia and has a population of just over 42,000 people. If you love trees, you’re in luck The city has the oldest arboretum in the world.
Essaouira is a city located along Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It is the location used for Slaver’s Bay, in Game of Thrones. The city has an estimated population of 70,000 people
If you want to visit the location of the Jon Snow and Ygritte “cave scene,” then look no further. You can plan your next trip to Grjótagata, Iceland. It is located about six hours away from the country’s capital, Reykjavík. The caves are known for their soothing hot springs, so it might be time to treat yourself.
If roughing it is more of your thing, you might want to travel to Vatnajökull. In “Game of Thrones,” it’s where the arctic northern wastelands are located. Expect to be surrounded by glaciers, as it is the largest ice cap in Iceland and third largest in Europe.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
If you ever wanted to visit the shores of Pyke in “Game of Thrones,” you can. The actual location is in Ballintoy, Ireland. It’s a small village located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, northeast of Coleraine. If you’re searching for seclusion, this might be a place for you. There are only a few hundred people living there. The picturesque landscapes along the coast of Northern Ireland are enough to make any photographers dreams come true.
Gaztelugatxe is an ancient islet located off the coast of Biscay in the northern region of Spain. The area hosted witch trials during the Inquisition. It is where Dragonstone is located in “Game of Thrones. If you want to recreate Danaerys’ walk up the winding bridge, this is the place to go.
Sierra de Caldereros, Spain
If you’re a fan of Jon Snow and want to travel to his birthplace, then you need to visit Sierra de Caldereros, located about 2.5 hours east of Madrid. The ancient Castle of Zafra in Sierra de Caldereros first appears in Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” as the Tower of Joy.
Game of Thrones locations to visit