7 Locations From Vikings Series You Can Visit In Ireland!


We totally understand if the iconic Netflix series, Vikings, has already taken a toll on you. Coupled with an a beautifully crafted storyline and some emphatic character portrayals, the locations from ‘Vikings’ are also a breath-stopper! While the mind-blowing action and giant ships can easily make anyone fall in love with it, there is one more core element that carries the beauty of this show; its landscapes. The series is full of some eye-capturing visuals. And no, not just the costumes and props, but we are specifically talking about the sceneries here. The locations used for the shooting of this drama are simply too peak to not look at. Keeping this in mind, we know that you have already planned to visit this place, correct? Well, if we have hit the spot correctly then allow us to proceed. We have prepared a nice list of 7 iconic locations from ‘Vikings’ that you can actually pay a visit to!

Lough Tay, County Wicklow

7 Iconic Locations From Vikings You Can Visit In Ireland!
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Remember those amazing green mountains and the iconic shore of the Kattegat settlement. Well, this place is it. The settlement was set near this place. The destination in question here is surrounded by lush green mountains that also give a fjord-like look from one side. The lake with deep blue water gives the perfect t ambiance as well. The site is on private land so getting too close to it can be a task. But the place can still be seen from far away and is a total blessing to the eyes.

Blessington Lakes, County Wicklow

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County Wicklow is again on the list. Basically, you can cover few spots by going to a common destination, cool! The place is actually formed just 50 years ago but is stretched over a good 500 acres across the Wicklow Mountains. The journeys and the explorations by the Ragnar and the Viking Norsemen were mostly done here. Especially during its third season!

Luggala Estate, County Wicklow

7 Iconic Locations From Vikings You Can Visit In Ireland!
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To be honest, maybe just plan a trip to County Wicklow and you will get to see most of the Viking’s locations! Luggala Estate that is owned by the Guinness family played a heavy role in the Kattegat settlement. The surrounding shots for the majestic maintains are mostly from this place. It being in the private property might not be fully accessible but it still will give you some 9th century Vikings feelings. A must-visit this one for sure!

Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow

7 Iconic Locations From Vikings You Can Visit In Ireland!
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The 400 foot high Powerscourt Waterfall was the one where we were introduced to Aslaug. The place, as in the name, is in county Wicklow. The whole area of 47 acres and its mesmerizing gardens actually dates back to the 13th century! You sure will get some magical feeling while visiting this place. The fall can sure hypnotize you!

Nuts beach, County Kerry

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Remember those eye-capturing scenes of medieval Northumbria, well, this place is the one where they were shot. This beach is an absolute beauty to look at. This is along the Wild Atlantic way and gets its name from the nuts that used to bathe there. Getting to the beach can be an adventure on its own. The way to reach the beach is either by boat or by a very steep lane along the cliff!

River Boyne, County Meath

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The scene dealing with the journey to reach Paris was shot here. River Boyne played a vital role in the entire fourth season through the water journey. However, the parts of lands to denote Paris and the walls near the Slane castle were added later. But the water still can give the same feel!

Ashford Studios

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Well, obviously not everything was taken straight from nature. Some were parts of the studios as well. Most of the shooting was done here, it being the studio, duh. Ashford Studios is in County Wicklow so that is covered, correct? The place has been serving the series since 2013. Of course, this place will give some realistic Vikings vibe!

These were some of the iconic locations from Vikings you can visit in real life! Which one would you visit first? Tell us in comments below.

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