Caves in Reykjahlíð

Grjótagjá

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Grjótagjá is a small lava cave near lake Mývatn with a thermal spring inside.

In early 18th century the outlaw Jón Markússon lived there and used the cave for bathing. Until the 1970s Grjótagjá was a popular bathing site. But during the eruptions from 1975 to 1984 the temperature of the water rose to more than 50 °C. Today bathing is not possible anymore, though temperature is slowly decreasing and has fallen below 50 °C again. As alternative bathing site the nearby lava cave Stóragjá is being used.

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Karin Gattringer
2 March 2016
Not so secret anymore, still well worth the visit.
Gonzalo Arenas
31 January 2016
The place where Jon Snow was deflowered by Ygritte.
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0.4km from Grjótagjárvegur, Iceland

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Sun 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tue 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Wed-Thu 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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