Where was Blood Origin filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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The prequel spin-off of The Witcher series is set 1200 years before the events of the main series, revolving around the story of the first Witcher prototype before the "Conjunction of the Spheres" cataclysm.

Featuring a splendid combination of landscapes and sets shot in studio locations, Blood Origin was entirely filmed in Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Scían Fjall and Éile

The four-episode limited series in the world of monsters, men, and elves stars Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain, playing warriors Éile and Fjall. They will join the mysterious sword master Scían, played by Michelle Yeoh.

The main cast is completed by Mirren Mack as Princess Merwyn and Lenny Henry as Chief Druid Balor.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to (almost) all the filming locations of The Witcher: Blood Origin. You’ll also find a wonderful article revealing all the locations where The Witcher was filmed following this link.

Where was The Witcher: Blood Origin filmed?

Blood Origin locations
In the series, the Inis Dubh settlement where the Drunken Goat tavern is located is situated on an island in the far northern seas.

The village was a set built in Stokksnes under the Vestrahorn Mountain on the southeastern Icelandic coast.
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Inis Dubh
Located on a private farm land, this set was built in 2010 for a production about Vikings that never was filmed.

Surrounded by a jaw-dropping backdrop, the village was semi-abandoned, open for visitors until Netflix decided to use it in Blood Origins.

Daedwode Kingdom of Pryshia
The scene deep in the valley of the Lost Souls, where Scian, the last member of a sword-elves nomadic tribe appears for the first time, was also filmed near the stunning Vestrahorn mountain range.
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Of Ballads, Brawlers, and Bloodied Blades
There are several lava fields covered with moss in the area near de Eyjafjallajökull volcano, like the one that appears briefly in the first episode, "Of Ballads, Brawlers, and Bloodied Blades".

One of the largest and most beautiful landscapes covered by a thick layer of moss is Eldhraun, also located in the south of the island, within the Skaftafell National Park.
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Of Dreams, Defiance, and Desperate Deeds
The series features a lot of awesome southern Icelandic landscapes, including the spectacular Thórsmörk valley, which appears in the second episode, "Of Dreams, Defiance, and Desperate Deeds".

This great hiking and trekking area is located between the Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers.
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Of Warriors, Wakes, and Wondrous Worlds
The scene pictured from the third episode, "Of Warriors, Wakes, and Wondrous Worlds", was filmed at the Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks in England.

The Ilkley Moor walk is a popular place to climb in Yorkshire, with scenic views of the region from the top.
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Where was Blood Origin filmed
The gorgeous funeral scene in the last episode was filmed at the beautiful Sigöldugljúfur canyon in the Icelandic Highland.

Also known as the Valley of Tears, this remote hidden gem is located on the way to Landmannalaugar.

This extraordinary off the beaten track wonder features several crystal clear waterfalls and colorful vegetation.
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Kingdom of Xintrea
As Redanian Intelligence pointed out, the sets and the studio work were done at Arborfield Film Studios, located near Reading on the outskirts of London.

This is one of the same studios where The Witcher series is headquartered in England.
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