Grjotagja Cave, Reykjahlid

#1 of 6 in Things to do in Reykjahlid
Cave · Nature / Park
Grjotagja Cave is located in Reykjahlid. Plan to visit Grjotagja Cave and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reykjahlid attractions using our Reykjahlid trip planner.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Grjotagja Cave
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Grjotagja Cave reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
554 reviews
  • The water is very blue in the cave and very warm. Just be careful cause there is alot off eartquarke in this area now.  more »
  • Nice but small cave with very warm and blue water. Known from Game of Thrones, like many things in Iceland. You can't swim here because the water is too hot.  more »
  • Only to visit if you have time and want to have it in the record. With 3 or 4 pictures the place is already covered  more »
  • Pretty cool blue hot pot. I would recommend for those coming around the Ring road. But would not drive far just to see this place. It's nice but extremely small and not a lot you can do. Especially if there are crowds!
  • We visited yesterday. Like elsewhere in Iceland you need to be patient and wait for the bus hordes to leave and catch sites between rushes. There is little room to moves within the cave. One must scramble over rocks and through tight spaces for the best view. I would do it again because that is what tourists do who cross oceans to spend money. See stuff! Still I would keep your expectations low from a GOT perspective. Hard to find a spot in this cave to get naked. Still if you like the interesting and new then likely you don’t have a hot water filled lava lair back home. Be forewarned you can’t go in this water. The land is private and can be closed. There is a risk of rock collapse in the cave. Enjoy the travels!
  • It is okay to stop by if you are at this area but there is nothing much about it. There are 3 openings where you can crawl in between the rocks to see the hot springs but the gap is small, it can barely accommodate 2 persons at a time. Be careful as it can be very slippery. The road 860 from the north is good paved road but the south part of 860 is narrow winding gravel road. Drive safe.
  • Best visited early for quiet visit to cave. Warm water bathing not allowed and rocks need care descending inside cave. Well worth a visit. Free parking and access
  • The cave is accessible by road and quite nice from the inside however going inside the water is no longer allowed. The area near the cave has ruptured ground formed by flowing magma. The cave is definitely worth a visit.

Plan your trip to Reykjahlid

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.