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Grjotagja Cave, Reykjahlid

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TripAdvisor
  • Actually not much good to see and found tourist who is spoiling the spot (it is not allowed to bath there, but some tourist is doing so).  more »
  • We stumbled across here. Not so easy to find for us. After parking you can't easy see the caves but they're easy to find nonetheless Climb down inside and be prepared for an amazing sight!! No torch f...  more »
  • Yes, this is where Jon Snow and Ygritte...ahem... you know...in Game of Thrones, but (spoiler alert) the cave was so steamy that the producers couldn't actually film the scene here. They returned to H...  more »
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  • These caves are small and a little off of the beaten path. My GPS and google maps took me back towards the big volcanic crater. That's just one main road too far away. To get there, make sure you turn onto the dirt road labeled 860 on your maps. Follow it until you find the parking lot. You can get to it from the 1 or 848, they both should have entrances. Also note that this isn't for any location in Atlanta, this is for the caves in Iceland near Myvatn National park. The caves are small, and swimming is forbidden since the 1970s when the water temperatures rose to 60C. They're definitely a neat little thing to see if you're passing through though.
  • The cave is pretty small, but it's a nice visit. The water is a very distinctive blue and it's very hot (you can't bathe in it, though). Watch your step when going down the cave. Be very attentive while driving, the exit for the 860 (to get to Grjótagjá) is very easy to miss.
  • Little cave to visit. Owners permit the free access to tourists. Easy to get in. We had the pleasure to visit this site by winter. It hadn't been impossible to reach, neither hard to find. Simply awesome. Especially contrast between cold of outside and the warmly water in
  • There's a parking lot close by. Double check the directions as we parked near the large center and had to walk 2km to the cave. Once you get there it is really cool! A scene in game of thrones was filmed here. You can crawl into the cave and see the geothermal inside and the steam coming off the water. You can bring a headlamp but we went during the day and it wasn't necessary.
  • Neat grotto. Accessible off of Ring road via 860 on a paved road. From the grotto to rte 848 is a narrow dirt track that makes for a short fun scenic drive through sheep pastures