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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  • Cool little cave. We went relatively early on a March morning and there were maybe a dozen others there. The road there comes from two different directions - you're best to take it from the part that joins the 1 Road, as the road is sealed the whole way to the cave, whereas the half that connects with the 848 is unsealed and a bit bumpy (though nothing our small 2WD couldn't handle). We spoke to some people who attempted to swim there very early in the morning when nobody was around, but they said it was too hot - don't be one of those tourists that tries it!
  • A must see that is also a short drive off Highway 1. We visited during March, so snow made it difficult to walk into. We had crampons. Which are very useful this time of year. You can’t swim according to the sign.
  • We visited when it was already getting dark and were the different only ones to arrive. Then a local drive by us and got to the cave before we did. Our host said that you can totally bath in the cave and that is exactly what the local was doing. Said the water is amazing. Impossible to take any pictures inside though because of the steam coming from the hot water and meeting the cold air from the outside. A great experience! Especially if you do like the local :-D though I have to say that it states that bathing is forbidden here and it is private property.
  • Lovely little cave where game of thrones was filmed. Unfortunately in the snow is a little bit dangerous to get into, therefore we didn't risk it and stayed outside. Beautiful area and above the cave you can see two tectonic plates together, this is an amazing bit of geology. Highly recommend this place :)
  • It is a beautiful cave. According to a guide at site, you not allowed to take a dip in the water as it can be very hot at times. Although it has been said that a part of Game of Thrones was filmed in this cave, the actual filming took placed back in the studio where a mock up cave was made, and a waterfall added. The actual cave has no waterfall.
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