With Game of Throne’s set to return this weekend to our screens, we decided to scout out a few of the locations that some of our currently travelling followers (and readers about to travel) might be able to see before the end of their around the world journeys.

Vatnajökull

Travelling to Iceland? Why not travel and see the locally named Glacier of Rivers, an enormous glacier in the south-east of the country that was the setting of many scenes “North of the Wall” during the past two seasons of Game of Throne’s. Certainly one of the most photogenic of the sites, it’s accessible to both adventures and more casual tourists who book with a pre-prepared tour group.

Vatnajökull view

Mdina

Previous visitors to the Mediterranean island of Malta must have been proud as punch to be able to point of to their friends that several of the shots from the first serious of Game of Throne’s were filmed in a place they’d already visited once before. Namely, the ‘Città Vecchia‘ (old town) of Mdina, The Silent City of Malta.

Mdina

Essaouira

On the west coastline of Morocco, where the land meets the Atlantic is a 400 year old city full of ancient mystic and a culture of mixed Portuguese and Arabic descent. It’s most recent history, however, sees it returning as a regular real-life living set location, and given the wonderfully aged stone that makes up the port city, TravelDoIt is not surprised it’s been chosen.

Essaouira

Fort Manoel

Another location from the island of Malta, the recently restored Fort Manoel served as the scene for one of the most memorable scenes from the first season (though we’ll not tell you which so we don’t leave any SPOILERS).

The Lazzaretto, Manoel Island, Gzira, Malta

Ballintoy

Though not seen during the previous series, this small Irish former-fishing village was the setting for the location of Lordsport, one of the key towns for the family of Pyke and somewhere we should see more of in this weekends introduction to series 4.

Ballintoy Harbour


Will you be watching this weekend?



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– Vatnajökull feature image is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of Eric Montfort.
– Vatnajökull picture is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of Tom Olliver.
– Mdina picture is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of R Muscat.
– Essaouira picture is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of Sébastien Bertrand.
– Fort Manoel picture is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of John Haslam.
– Ballintoy Harbour picture is Creative Commons Licensed and remains the property of Gordon McKinlay.