Discover top Game of Thrones: Westeros Filming Locations

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We took our drone out beyond the Wall (Game of Thrones)

Volare Video

Volare Video created this epic drone video of the Sólheimajökull glacier in southern Iceland.  The glacier is situated between two volcanoes and it's part of a larger structure called the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap.  The Mýrdalsjökull glacier was a primary filming location for HBO's blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones, as the landscape provided the authentic snow and vertical relief they were seeking starting in Season 2.  It stood in as the 'Fist of the First Men' and is where Jon Snow's raiding party first ventured "beyond the wall." 

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Dragonstone VLOG (Game of thrones) Basque Country, Spain

Alex Assenmacher

Top contributor Alex Assenmacher created this amazing drone VLOG of an area in area of northwestern Spain which was the shooting location for the exterior shots of the mythical castle Dragonstone in the Game of Thrones series on HBO.  San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a tiny island which is connected to the mainland of the Basque Autonomous Community.  The Dragonstone Castle which sat atop the island in the show was digitally created, but the rest of the scenery was real.  

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ICELAND. Svinafellsjokull Glacier (Svinafell)

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While producers of Game of Thrones relied upon artificial snow for the first season, they looked to genuinely snowy locations like Svinafellsjokull Glacier starting in Season 2, so that they could best capture the beautiful - yet - brutal landscapes of the land Beyond the Wall. Due to it's ideal form for filming harsh frozen scenes for major projects like GoT and 'Batman Begins', this remarkable ice mass, found in Skaftafell National Park, has been nicknamed the 'Hollywood Glacier.'

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Doune Castle

The Hovering Scotsman

The Hovering Scotsman created this drone video of Scotland's 13th century Doune Castle.  The castle is situated in central Scotland, on the edge of the Highlands.  Its iconic appearance has led to appearances in several movies and TV shows, including the cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  More recently, it was used as the first filming location for the external shots of the city of Winterfell in the pilot episode of HBO's blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones.    

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Northern Ireland

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Many endeared spots in Northern Ireland have provided perfect filming locations for Game of Thrones, such as the The Dark Hedges in County Antrim (which served as the King's Road, used by Arya Stark to escape the city in Season 1), and Ballintoy Harbour in County Antrim (which stood in as Port of Pyke in Season 2, when Theon Greyjoy returned to the Iron Islands).  These are some of the amazing sights captured by drone pilot Foto-events in his video recapping a trip to Northern Ireland.

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The breath of Iceland.....The black beach Reynisfjara and Dyrholaey...

Breath of Iceland

Breath of Iceland created this stunning aerial view of one of Iceland's famous "black sand beaches."  Reynisfjara is located near the town of Vik, near the south end of the island.  Dyrhólaey (once known as Cape Portland) is a small peninsula jutting into the North Atlantic.  This was the filming location for the fictional spot Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, where Jon Snow lands with Jorah Mormond, and Gendry in Episode 5 of Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones.  

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Exploring Cushendun Caves - Game of Thrones Filming Location

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The fascinating Cushendun Caves of County Antrim in Nothern Ireland were formed over 400 million years and not only offer unique photo ops and beautiful hiking, but have also claimed a bit of attention due to their serving as the 'Stormlands' in Season 2 of HBO's Game of Thrones.  The priestess Melisandre is escorted here by Davos Seaworth (at the behest of Stannis Baratheon), only to give birth shortly thereafter to a ominous shadow figure.

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Views from Dragonstone By Ocorismus

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The fictitious island of Dragonstone in situated in Westeros' Blackwater Bay in HBO's Game of Thrones; in real life, the filming location is the beautiful islet of La Emita of San Juan de Gaztelgatxe, near Bilbao, Spain. Fans of the show will remember seeing Jon Snow and Daenerys walking together along a charming path and footbridge here in Season 7.  Drone pilot Chris Ocoro filmed this Dragonstone footage with his DJI Mavic Pro.

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Dragonstone aerialvideo by Ivan_Talavera

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Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones reveals Daenerys Targaryen's long-awaited return to her birthplace of Dragonstone, in Westeros.  Viewers who anxiously watched those scenes will remember the rugged coastline, which is along actually the real life islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, in the Spanish coastal town of Bermeo. Videographer Ivan_Talavera's wide aerial views showcase the beauty of this Spanish landmark.

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