Since Game of Thrones was first released as a drama television series on HBO in 2011, it’s become a massive smash hit all around the world. If your not watching it now well here is a reminder that you should:-) In fact, can you believe in its 3rd season, it averaged over 5 million viewers. Wowie!! This fantasy drama series based on the novel by George R. R. Martin called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is now in it’s 4th season and has also been confirmed by HBO that it will renew the series for another two season. We don’t blame them!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard the new season of Game of Thrones has began in earnest. But have you ever wondered where the show is actually filmed? From the historic Mediterranean island of Malta to the frozen landscapes of Iceland, there is plenty of destinations to put on your bucket list.
Here are our Skiddoo top 5 locations you have to visit.
1. Aït Benhaddou( Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah), Sahara Desert/Atlas Mountains region of Morocco
This red walled city & medina was said to be built in the 11th century and is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally used as a major stop for camel caravans transporting salt through the Sahara. It is now one of the hottest places to film – some recent films shot here include Gladiator, The Mummy and Prince of Persia — and now the series Game of Thrones. You may recognise it as the city of Yunkai, a slaving city that was newly acquired by Khaleesi’s Unsullied army in the show.
2. Azure Window(Tieqa Żerqa),Gozo island, Malta
Is a Limestone natural arch,which was formed after two sea caves collapsed. This beautiful place is know for its spectacular scuba diving. In the series you may recall this amazing backdrop in at the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and the Dothraki king Khal Drogo in the first season.
3. Lake Myvatn, Thingvellir National Park , Iceland
This beautiful lake created by a large basaltic lava eruption about 2300 years ago is surrounded by extraordinary fauna, about 52 bird species as well as many volcanic landforms. Also the sounding river Laxá is known to be rich in brown trout and Atlantic salmon. You may recognise this place in Game of Thrones as the frozen landscapes Beyond the Wall.
4. Fort Lovrijenac,(St. Lawrence Fortress) Dubrovnik Croatia
This historical fortress sits perched on a rock formation just outside the western wall of the picturesque city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. In season two of the series, this amazing Croatian city became the real-world home to King’s Landing.
5. Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland
This medieval castle oh so close to the headlands on the idyllic North Antrim coast is said to have links to the vikings and was the headquarters of the MacDonnell Clan. You may remember it in the series as House of Greyjoy, ruler of the Iron Islands.