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Grjotagja Cave, Reykjahlid
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TripAdvisor
  • A site that was used in the filming the "Vikings" and if you get there during good daylight you can take some great pictures inside. Be careful the entrance is narrow and steep and I would not recomme...  more »
  • A track in good condition of two kilometres to reach the cave. Be careful inside the cave because it is a little dirty! And especially do not fall into the water because the average temperature reached near 50 degrees since the last eruption of the Krafla. Too bad! While climbing the small massif overlooking the cave, we can see an impressive need resulting from the action of the tectonic plates.
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  • An interesting little cave, you need to climb down several steep rocks through a small space to get down to the water and the interior was smaller than I expected. The light was low (cloudy weather) w...  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