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Grjotagja Cave, Reykjahlid
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  • Geologically interesting may seem trivial to most people. This is an underground cave with a small thermal lake. To enter you must enter literally in the cave, if you are not used to walking on the rocks can be difficult to access. Inside there is little light. Accessible by paved road, car parking right at the access, there are no services.
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  • The Grjotagja caves were privately owned and used as natural baths for several decades as a spa region, until the 1975-1984 Krafla Fires when magma streams sharply rose the temperature of the water to...  more »
  • A troubling volcanic landscape with a hidden hot spring. Can not swim and access has the source and reduced but worth the visit.
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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