Behind-the-scenes film of Vikings: Valhalla showcases Ireland

The beautiful scenery of Wicklow is wowing viewers of a brand new Netflix series called Vikings: Valhalla, produced by MGM Television. Filmed on location in Co Wicklow, the series premiered worldwide on Netflix on 25 February.

Behind-the-scenes film of Vikings: Valhalla showcases Ireland

The cast of Vikings: Valhalla includes Australian actor Sam Corlett, who stars as legendary explorer, Leif Eriksson; and English actor Leo Suter, who plays the ambitious Nordic prince, Harald Sigurdsson. In Tourism Ireland’s behind-the scenes video snapshot of their experiences of the shoot, both stars talk about filming in Ireland and their favourite places here.

To view the behind-the-scenes film, click here. It is being shared with Tourism Ireland’s fans and followers on social platforms in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries and Canada. Tourism Ireland aims to highlight our stunning scenery, reminding people that the series was shot on location in Co Wicklow.

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Vikings: Valhalla was filmed on location in Co Wicklow. It was another great screen tourism opportunity for Ireland and a really great way to highlight the destination, as we restart overseas tourism this year.

The Netflix series will bring the magnificent scenery of Co Wicklow to the attention of viewers around the world. And, our behind-the-scenes film will remind our millions of followers on social media that the series was shot on location here, encouraging them to put Ireland on their holiday ‘wish list’ for 2022.”

Leo Suter’s Favourite Places in Ireland

Watch the Tourism Ireland Youtube video of the filming of Vikings Valhalla with Leo Suter

In the behind-the-scenes film, actor Leo Suter, who plays Harald Sigurdsson, praises Ireland, saying: “I have loved filming in Ireland, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. My favourite places in Ireland? That’s pretty hard because there are a lot of them but I went to the Dingle Peninsula, which is on the west coast, and that was extraordinary.”

Speaking about Lough Tay, in Co Wicklow, actor Sam Corlett, who stars as Leif Eriksson, said: “If I had to pick a favourite location, I’d probably choose this one. It is a very dynamic place and it’s beautiful.”

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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