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It's a big week for Game of Thrones fans so Iglu Ski has come up with eight Game of Thrones winter locations to visit NEW




Game of Thrones is back.

The last season of the TV show is coming out.

It's 8 years from when the series first aired.

The first seven seasons of the HBO series have seen some wonderful locations.

Dubrovnik to Malta.

Mountains to desert.

Some good fans plot journeys that characters have taken or to the magical settings.

Have you thought of visiting house Stark in Winterfell?

To leave the sofa and head to the seven kingdoms.

Iglu has listed here below the top eight winter destinations you need to visit to immerse yourself in the show's natural wonders.

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Iceland

Hverir

In the foothill of Námafjall, this geothermal site is an eerie wasteland with pools of boiling mud and hot springs.

It was the scene in Season 3 where Sam wanders through the blizzard trying to find his fellow men of the Night's Watch.

The blizzard in the scene is actually a thick mist that emerges from the geothermal vents.

Grjótagjá Cave

This cave is where Jon Snow and Ygritte's intimate moment during episode 5 of season 3, was initially supposed to be filmed but the surroundings made shooting the scene too difficult.

Alas, the exterior of the cave was used and is still a stunning place for Game of Thrones fans to visit in Iceland.

It's a beautiful lava cave with thermal springs of hot glimmering blue water, meaning the rising steam disrupted the scene.

Mt Kirkjufell

Mt Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland.

It's seen in Season 6, Episode 5 when Bran Stark has a vision.

The vision is of the Children of the Forest creating the first White Walker.

It is also described by the Hound as a 'mountain shaped like an arrowhead' at the start of season 7, the. landmark for showing the distance for where the Army of the Dead is found.

Svínafellsjökull Glacier

The Svínafellsjökull is an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland and Europe.

It makes up over 8% of the country.

Season 2 features the glacier during the Fist of the First Man episode when Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand are held captive by the Wildlings.

It represents the land Beyond the Wall.

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Northern Ireland

CastleWard

This eighteenth century ruin is the exterior of Winterfell, home of House of Stark.

It's open to the public as a National Trust property.

You can stand in the courtyard that Jon Snow taught Bran to shoot a bow and arrow.

You can even see the spot where Jamie Lannister pushes Bran from the window.

Ballintoy Harbour

The Port of Pyke in the Iron Islands is home of the Greyjoys.

It's a small fishing harbour and the location for where Theon first meets his sister Yara when he returns home from Winterfell in Season 2.

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The Mourne Mountains

In County Down, these scenic mountains were used for the pilot episode.

Its slopes were used as the entrance to Vaes Dothrak, the capital of the Dothraki.

The mountain's foothills were also used as the lands of the north where Bran meets Meera and Jojen in the woods.

Scotland

Doune Castle

The medieval castle was the initial set for Winterfell.

It was used for its exterior shots and the arrival of Robert Baratheon during the pilot episode when the great feast was held.

But the production team decided it would be a logistical nightmare to continue filming due to the lack of studio space and infrastructure of the castle.

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Massive thanks to our friends at Iglu Ski for compiling and posting this.

If you have skiing on the mind, check out this piece on booking next winter's ski trip, now.
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