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Road 1, Reykjahlid, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard this place from a friend who is watching Game if thrones. I went there and I liked it. Is a small cave but very nice. Unfortunately there was a guy who was swimming there and as I heard is not allowed anymore.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ellenaal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great cave (wear crampons to get down into it, if you have them) whether you're a fan of Game of Thrones or not! Beautiful and we were the only people there for at least half an hour which was nice and peaceful!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I added this to the itinerary because of GoT and it was slightly obscure to find the entrance but it was so worth visiting. Anyone who enjoys off the beaten path sights would like this. It isn't a large place but the water is beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kaityrae
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is definitely a spot for those into Game of Thrones. It was quite busy when we went and that made the small cave feel somewhat cramped and the visit somewhat rushed with all of the other people mulling around. While it is pretty, you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Beautiful, little cave that was only a 5 minute drive from our guesthouse. Glad we stopped to see this. We were even able to climb down into the cave...but be careful of the water. It is pretty HOT to touch with your hand. Signs clearly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank KelliFargo
Reviewed November 17, 2018

GoT fans will visit no matter what, but make sure you go when it's broad daylight, otherwise you're gonna be descending into dark nothingness. It really is just a cave with a pool in there. If you've got time (doesn't take long) swing by, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Neil_Yeung
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

A filming location for Game of Thrones these old hot pools were used by locals back in the day. Unfortunately you can’t swim in these any more but they are interesting to see non the less.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Global_Traveller11
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The cave is right off the ring road and a quick stop! Very cool to see the cave that inspired the GOT scene with John Snow and the wildling! It was a bit crowded when we went but we just waited a bit and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anthony A
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Great place easily accessible!! Free on top of all. The place is really small but has some magic in it! We loved i

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank audreegervais
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Quick stop, necessary if you're a game of thrones fan. It was easy to get to, a nice view from the top. It was quite tricky to get inside the cave, but it was beautiful nonetheless. When we visited it wasn't too crowded, but I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Bluenose-Angel
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Ugo C | Reviewed this property |
Some people do, but it's technically not permitted. There's a sign at the entrance advising it used to be a popular bathing spot until a volcano erupted nearby in the 70's, leaving an underground lava river heating the water... More
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July 4, 2018|
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Response from kindredspirits | Reviewed this property |
I used a tripod and did a long exposure photo and it came out pretty darn nice. It's fairly dark in the cave for photography. My wife used her iPhone while holding it and it came out ok too, depends on "how nice" of a... More
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NNWY
February 8, 2018|
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Response from mellificentg | Reviewed this property |
Nope! Its free. Be prepared to wait to enter the cave and be very careful when climbing down. Its very wet grounds. The space is very small but there are two entrances
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