Lindsey and I are driving at a speed of 120km/hour, along Route 1 — Iceland’s “Ring Road,” a single paved road that wraps around this chilly island. We’re driving about 30km over the allotted speed limit. Oops. But it’s all in pursuit of an important mission:
Today, we are hiking on the glacier where Game of Thrones is filmed.
We could have climbed Sólheimajökull, closer to Reykjavik, and squeezed in more local activities, but our trip serendipitously coincides with the filming of Game of Thrones’ third season. So my best friend Lindsey and I head five hours southeast. Maybe, if we’re lucky, we’ll run into the darkly handsome Kit Harington, or Rose Leslie, one of the coolest female characters on the show, portraying the cheeky Wildling, Ygritte. Better yet, perhaps we’ll end up in the background of a scene involving the murder of our favorite character, or play extras during a first encounter with the White Walkers, and seal our fate as ultimate Game of Thrones fans.