Grjotagja Cave, Reykjahlid

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  • Not far from Namafjall, the Mývatn Nature Baths, and the Blue Lake of the geothermal station mývatn, these 2 blue turquoise warm water caves worth their small! You can see my other review on our Icelandic trip on my profile.
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  • The middle of nowhere, you find a crack with smoke... we will station easily and you can admire caves with very hot water (between 40 and 50 degrees). The cellars are accessible but the no swimming allowed. Fast and very friendly to do activity
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  • Absolutely to recommend here though not forever can be aufhaltan but it is really nice. In some years, it is even possible to swim.
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  • Interesting stop not far from the ring road. Famous for its appearance in Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Go during off times for the best experience. Three different routes to get down to the water. A bit hot and you're no longer allowed to go for a dip. No walk at all from where you park. Go for a walk up above to see a huge gash through the top of the slope.
  • Closed temporarily because of tourist behavior, I have heard. When in Iceland, be adventurous, but also respectful of course. The caves are not a toilet / WC, etc. The cave is on private land, like a number of Iceland's natural attractions are. It's a little dark at first. When the cave is open again, give your eyes time to adjust. If you take a picture, the camera will probably see more than your eyes do. It's not a deep cave to hike, more like an interesting phenomenon that happened near the surface. Land broken up by a lava flow, which then filled with geothermally-heated water.
  • The colour of the water is iridescent blue.... beautiful. Access is down rocks. Only space for a few visitors at any one time. Water bubbles in at the bottom via a spring. Water warm to the touch. No swimming allowed. Lava rocks also interesting worth a deep fissure which can be reached above the cave.
  • A nice, but defunct, hot spring situated just a couple miles off of route 1 that's worth a visit on your way around the ring road. If you're going to get your own photo of the cave however, be warned. Because it's so accessible and its associated fame with Game of Thrones, the already cramped entryway down into the pool can become a literal tourist trap. This makes it extremely difficult to get a shot of the cave without other people in your frame. You'll either need to be stubborn and play 'photographer chicken' until the other guys leave or go during a slow hour. Either way, it's well worth bringing your camera and tripod down for a shot of the pool.
  • Interesting visit. Take your time and explore the book and crannies, don't just stay at the entrance! Added bonus: during our visit, a family of sheep was kind enough to provide car-wash service (licking the cars).
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