Information about Grjótagjá

Grjotagja is a small lava cave located near lake Myvatn. It features a geothermal spring inside.

Grjotagja was popular for bathing until the 1970s but fell out of use during eruptions from 1975 to 1984. However, the tempature is slowly falling down. Lava cave Storagja is used as alternative for bathing.

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

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Hverfell

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Námafjall geothermal area

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Reykjahlíð

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Dimmuborgir

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Skútustaðagígar

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Mývatn

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Lúdentaborgir

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Lofthellir

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Hvannfell

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Leirhnjúkur

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Krafla

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Gjástykki

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Víti in Krafla

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Selfoss (waterfall)

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Svartá

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Ullarfoss

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Dettifoss

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Hafragilsfoss

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Goðafoss

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Hrafnabjargafoss

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