Grjotagja Cave
Grjotagja Cave
4
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Grjotagja Cave

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles606 reviews
Excellent
197
Very good
241
Average
131
Poor
25
Terrible
12

EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This is a really pretty spot. You can clamber over some rocks and into the cave. The water looks so inviting but bathing here is forbidden. The fissure is interesting and makes the stop worthwhile. It is not a big attraction but it was quiet when I was there and it felt somewhat other worldly.
Written September 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Avux99
Cheshire, UK1,740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Geothermal cave pool, too hot these days to bathe in due to the Krafla eruptions of 1975-84. Nonetheless, worth a quick stop. Don’t miss the fissure on the roof.
Written September 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Krysten C
Rochester, MI48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is a really unique site. We only felt comfortable going in on one side of the save as the other side had some large rocks that seemed like they weren't being held up by much. We really liked the experience except for the other travellers there. Instead of patiently waiting everyone just tries to clamber in around/over/on top of you. This is a very confined space where it's easy to fall and I just wish people would have had more patience. If everyone just gave each person a but of time uninterrupted it would have been a much better experience.
Written August 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HROxon
Oxford, UK877 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Interesting short stop - water quick hot. Fair number of people there at same time. 15 minutes. Free entry.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GandC_UK
Pocklington, UK659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Its very accessible as the parking is right by the entrance, a short climb into the cave is possible. When the busses left we had the place to ourselves. Its worth climbing up the slope to see the big crack in the world.
Written June 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RedheadedWanderer
Brooklyn, NY189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It's a lovely cave, but these days, it's famous for being the setting of where Game of Thrones' Jon Snow breaks his celibacy vow to the Night's Watch with Wildling Ygritte. You'll need to follow a few small signs to find your way to this small cave. Lots of posted signs remind visitors that you're on private land and bathing in the cave is not permitted. There are two entrances but it's only a few careful steps down to where you can get a look at the cave itself. Mostly you'll marvel at how they made this space look large on the television show and wonder where on earth they managed to squeeze the camera equipment to do so. If you're a fan, it's fun, but otherwise it's a skippable site unless you're in the area and want to stretch your legs.
Written June 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK9,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Made famous from a scene in Game of Thrones, there is a cave with a thermal pool, however the climb in and out is tricky, lots of sharp rocks above your head, and you cannot get in the water anyway...you need flash or some lighting to see the pool at its best, otherwise it is just a dark and disappointing experience. It was quiet on our visit due to the weather being poor.

The highlight of the visit was actually above the cave, where a narrow crack in the rocks marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet...so you can pose for photos with one foot on one plate and one foot on another...straddling two continents!

Our guide climbed into the gorge and took photos, but care is required to avoid slipping or falling. It was a unique experience and was more fun than the cave. Worth a visit if in the area, but it can get crowded due to its GOT connections.
Written October 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jonas Gunnarsson
Stockholm, Sweden579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A fun place to visit just to see luke warm water in a cave. The concept is fascinating, and well worth a visit if you are in the area, but the cave is not as fascinating as other sights in the area.
Written October 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We couldn't go all the way down into the cave, as others mention it is a very busy area and the entrance to the cave is very small and steep,
Written September 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Oceanbreezer
35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
If only Jon Snow hadn’t made this place a GOT “gotta see” iconic place…..Small area to access the site and large tour busses do not mix. Would not recommend.
Written July 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 338
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Grjotagja Cave - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Reykjahlid
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars