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10 Mar 2022

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

Tourism Ireland unveils behind-the-scenes film for new Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla, produced by MGM Television

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.

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 – 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.” 

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.”

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion.
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