Coinage, life well spent. Presented by GEICO. Are you a Game of Thrones fan who's always wanted to visit Westeros? You might need some Lannister money to do it. Here's how much visiting the sets of the hit TV show could cost. Most of the show is shot in studios and exteriors in Northern Ireland. Since Game of Thrones became popular, tours to the shooting locations have saved the local economy. Flights from Chicago to Belfast run from $820 to $1,500. Sometimes you can score bargain bin tickets for as low as $500. A tour of the locations through gameofthronestours.com will run 40 pounds or about $51. Winterfell Tours offers a full glamping experience, with Stark outfits and archery lessons included for 200 pounds per couple per night, or approximately $255. You'll also get to take home some Stark family play-swords and even take photos with the actual Direwolves from the show. Many of the other locations from the show, like King's Landing and Meereen were filmed in Croatia [UNKNOWN] Flights from Chicago to Dubrovnik, Croatia, run from $800 to $1700. You can sometimes score bargain tickets for as low as $550. Take a tour of all locations 120 to 130 Euros. Or $130 to $140. If you wanna know more than John Snow and hang out with some wildlings and white walkers, check out the Castle Black set in Iceland. Flights to Reykjavik start at $700, and you tour north of the wall for 90 euro or $98. Save up those gold coins. If you put your trip on a credit card with travel points make sure you do it like a Lannister and always pay your debts. Coinage, life well spent. Presented by GEICO.
Emilia Clarke is no stranger to playing badass women. Most know her as Game of Thrones's Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi the Mother of Dragons, but soon her fans will see her portray another powerful character in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
In the film, which hits theaters today, Clarke plays Qi’ra, a childhood friend of Han Solo who reconnects with him under difficult circumstances. While not much has been revealed about her character, she described her as "badass," adding that she's a "femme fatal."
If you didn't know she was referring to her Star Wars character, you may think she was discussing the beloved Khaleesi, but their shared personality traits are where their similarities end. For one, they look nothing alike. This is to be somewhat expected due to the fact that GoT is set in a medieval fantasy world and Star Wars is set in space, though we suspect you'll notice her hair before anything else.
Clarke, who is a natural brunette, wore a wig to play Khaleesi for the show's first seven seasons. The bright blonde hair and her character's signature braids are the defining physical characteristics of Daenerys, and she looks much different with her naturally dark hair.
Qi’ra on the other hand shares Clarke's mane. For her role in Star Wars, she wears her hair in a shoulder-grazing bob, which is a stark change to her most well-known roll.
While winter has dawned in Westeros, we have a feeling she'll be leaving her fur-lined clothes and crowns behind as she conquers the galaxy.