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The Giantess in the Mountain

Bakkavegur | Harbour, Keflavik, Iceland
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Walking in Keflavik

It may take a while for you to find, but Keflavik is not so big, and if you are walking in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valladolid, Spain
A folk tale comes to life!

My boyfriend and I had a few hours to kill before our flight so we decided to check this out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alena K
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Bakkavegur | Harbour, Keflavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It may take a while for you to find, but Keflavik is not so big, and if you are walking in the harbour you will eventually arrive here. It is a known Icelandic giantess popular in kids tales. It ends being a small cave with...More

Thank JesLon
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I had a few hours to kill before our flight so we decided to check this out. Unfortunately it was closed (I wish it said the hours on this page) but it was still worth going to. The giant is located in...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a couple minutes to visit, but is decently kept and could be a fun quick visit for children.

Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sound effects are excellent, an odoriferous component would top it off. The cave and the giantess are excellently done and the story is great. I believe it is appealing to all ages but especially children.

Thank Cwm_2013
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Down by the harbour, a short walk. This storybook character is explained at the entrance and as you enter the cave you can hear snores coming from the figure. Quite effective! Might be a little frightening for smaller children.

1  Thank Hptravels2014
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

But a nice little cave with a fake giant in it for free. That's why I rate it highly. Someone thought enough for the kids to offer this cave attraction.

Thank JerryAscione
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't go out of the way, but it is a small cool place. The giantess does scare people who are not expecting it, so do maybe a sense of surprise for your uninitiated fellow travelers

1  Thank Akshay S
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Great fun for the kids Skessy is very large and does seem to snore belch and fart a lot. She has a large collection of dummies on her tree left by the children who visit

1  Thank jpdavis69
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

A man made cave but cute. The story behind the girls and boys giving up there pacifier, and hanging on the tree for the Troll Children, made it more enjoyable. Takes all of 2 minutes to see. Free as well.

Thank Alice M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I didn't realise this was not a real cave but man-made. However, I am sure younger children would enjoy seeing the Giantess!

Thank jacque1b1
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matt w
is this open 24 hours?
May 13, 2015|
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Response from hannab799 | Reviewed this property |
no it is open every day from 10-17, free entrance.