Information about Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn. It features a geothermal hot spring inside.

Grjótagjá was popular for bathing until the 1970s but fell out of use during eruptions from 1975 to 1984. However, the temperature is slowly falling down. 

Outlaw Jon Markusson lived in this cave in the early 18th century.

The fictional characters Jon Snow and the wildling Ygritte were also filmed inside this cave in the TV series Game of Thrones in season 3, episode 5. For that episode an additional CGI waterfall was added to the scenery.

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Hverfjall

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Hverfell

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Bjarnarflag

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

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Mývatn Nature Baths

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Námaskarð

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Mývatn

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Reykjahlíð

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Dimmuborgir

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Lúdentarborgir

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Lofthellir

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Hvannfell

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Skútustaðagígar

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Leirhnjúkur

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Krafla

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Víti in Krafla

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Gjástykki

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Hrossaborg

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by genevieverossier  Hrossaborg, in northeast Iceland, is a tephra and scoria crater. Its name means &ls...

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Selfoss (waterfall)

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Jökulsárgljúfur

  Jokulsargljufur is a preservation area and former National Park which became part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. It derives its name fr...

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