Follow in the Footsteps of Hollywood Movie The Northman

Not only does our Highlights of Northern Ireland tour take in the many locations that made Game of Thrones one of the most watched television shows of all time, now you can enjoy the locations featured in Holywood blockbuster The Northman. Sadly, all of the sets featured in this stunning movie have been dismantled, but you can still visit the many filming locations featured in this short documentary…and of course in full real life high definition on our best selling Highlights tour!

From visionary director Robert Eggers, The Northman is an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince into adulthood on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Often cited wrongly in trade ‘bibles’ such as Variety as being filmed exclusively in Iceland, the entire movie was filmed in our beautiful Glens of Antrim and Mourne Mountains (bar a few sweeping Icelandic vistas). During 2019, many of our guests got first hand views of the amazing sets at Cairndhu and Torr Head – and later as we emerged from the unforgiveable lockdowns in 2021. Regrettably – or rather, predictably – the production company dismantled them later in that year.

Holywood blockbuster The Northman
Alexander Skarrsgard on Set at Cairhdhu while filming The Northman

If you want to enjoy these views for real, you’ll first have to brave the hairpin bends of Torr Head Scenic Route as part of our Northern Highlights tour. This narrow, winding road between Cushendun and Ballycastle is a contender for Northern Ireland’s most beautiful and challenging drive. It’s part of the Causeway Coastal Route, a terrific 120-mile road trip from Belfast to Derry, which forms a major part of my private tour, leaving from either Belfast or Derry.

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You can immerse yourself in these two epic sagas including Holywood blockbuster The Northman that have captured the imagination of millions from all over our world. Take in these amazing locations on our day long tour of the amazing Causeway Coastal Route. Book now on THIS PAGE and Embrace a Giant Spirit.

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