Here Are the 10 Most Instagrammed Locations from 'Game of Thrones'

While Game of Thrones may take place in the mythical world of Westeros, the show is actually just mostly filmed in Iceland, Northern Ireland and a few other European countries. That means that you can actually visit the place where your favorite scene from the show occurred. And obviously, you'll want to post a picture of that place on Instagram.

Here are the 10 most Instagrammed locations from Game of Thrones:

1. Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka is already one of the most popular tourist destinations in Krka, but add in that several scenes from Game of Thrones, primarily ones involving Arya and the Hound traveling around the Riverlands, were filmed here, and obviously more people are going to show up.

2. Aït Benhaddou, Morocco 

Aït Benhaddou is actually a registered UNESCO World Heritage site, and it also happens to be the city of Yunkai that Daenerys famously frees from the slavers early on in the show. It's also been used in several other TV shows and movies.

3. Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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Watching the sun rising over the Dark Hedges is probably the only thing that could get me out of bed at 4am after jumping and screaming for hours at the U2 show 😆 I might look like a zombie in most of the photos but it was so, soooo worth it! #SeteMilKmNaIrlanda The dozens of beeches were planted in the eighteenth century and became famous after appearing in Game of Thrones, but I’ll admit I was expecting to see more trees... One of the photographers shooting there said many have fallen in the last couple of years 😕 I still recommend the drive up to County Antrim though, it’s less than 2h from Belfast and the perfect first stop in a road trip through Northern Ireland ❤️ GoT fans, do you remember when this place appeared in the show? . . . 🇧🇷 Ver o nascer do sol nas Dark Hedges é possivelmente a única coisa que poderia me tirar da cama às 4h depois de horas pulando e gritando no show do U2 😆 Tá certo que eu pareço um zumbi na maioria das fotos, mas valeu a pena! As dezenas de faias foram plantadas no século dezoito e ficaram famosas após aparecer em Game of Thrones, mas eu admito que estava esperando ver mais árvores... Um dos fotógrafos que também estava lá disse que muitas caíram nos últimos anos 😕 Mesmo assim eu recomendo dirigir até o condado de Antrim pra ver a estrada, fica há menos de 2h da capital Belfast e é o lugar perfeito pra começar uma viagem de carro pela Irlanda do Norte ❤️ P.S. pros fãs de Game of Thrones: quem lembra em qual temporada essa estrada aparece? . . . . . . . #setemilkm #passportpassion #borntotravel #iamtraveler #northernireland #travelcaptures #travellust #roamtheworld #quetalviajar #seekmoments #forbestravelguide #awesomeplaces #phototravel #travelporn #worldingram #travelgoals #letsgoeverywhere #igpassport #wilderness_culture #ireland_passion #destinosesonhos #wonderfulglobe #earthoutdoors #folklife #missãovt #pocket_nature #livetotravel #travelguide #darkhedges

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Dark Hedges is famously used as the "Kingsroad" on the TV show. It's also just one of the coolest looking places ever.

4. Carrick-A-Rede, Northern Ireland

This rope bridge is the famous scene where Euron Greyjoy (spoiler alert if you haven't watched the TV show) pushes Balon Greyjoy to his death. Definitely looks like a place where that could happen.

5. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain

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This island means "castle rock" in Basque, so it makes sense that the show's most famous castle on top of a bunch of rock a.k.a. Dragonstone would be filmed here.

6. Bardenas Reales, Spain

The Bardenas Reales is just a desert region in the south of Spain that is used on the show when Daenerys and the Dothraki are making their long journey. 

7. Vatnajökull, Iceland

Good luck pronouncing this location, but Vatnajökull is Iceland's largest glacier. It's also the backdrop for The Wall. So maybe the glacier is also keeping dangerous White Walkers away from the rest of Iceland.

8. Pingvellir National Park, Iceland

If you go to Iceland, there's actually a Game of Thrones tour you can take that will show you some of the shooting locations the used by the show near Reykjavik, the country's capital, including this national park. As someone who has taken the tour, I highly recommend it.

9. Itálica, Spain

Itálica was an ancient Roman city in Spain near modern day Seville. You may recognize it form the famous scene in season seven when basically every character on the show met in the Dragonpit.

10. Doune Castle, Scotland

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Castle adventures #montypython 🏰👏🏻

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The courtyard of Doune Castle was the original setting for Winterfell, the home of the Starks on the show. The big feast scene from the first episode was also shot  here.

(h/t Mental Floss)


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