Iceland from below - The Lava Tunnel

An Underground Adventure

Iceland from below - The Lava Tunnel

An Underground Adventure

Join us on a half-day lava caving tour just 30 minutes from Reykjavík. We explore Raufarhólshellir lava tube cave, It’s a great option for the whole family! Lava tubing is a fantastic way to explore Iceland from a different point of view and all of the curious shapes in the cave.

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All year

3 hours


09:00, 13:00



    Transfer to/from Reykjavik
    Free pick up at hotels and guesthouses in the Greater Reykjavík area.
    Helmet and head torch
    A certified caving guide



Iceland is known for its volcanic activity across the country. This is your chance to explore the fascinating subterranean landscape of one of Iceland’s many lava fields.
Raufarhólshellir is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. This is a great opportunity to see the path of an ancient volcanic eruption. The Leitahraun eruption carved out the landscape around 5200 years ago. Every winter, wondrous icicles appear at the mouth of the cave.
The tunnel stretches about 4500 ft (1360 m), 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high. less multitude of colors and jagged rock formations, this lava caving tour is sure to give you a unique and captivating experience. This is a perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and discover something completely new. In the winter time, you are sure to see some amazing icicles hanging from the cave roof on your underworld adventure. Prepare to get down on all fours on this great half day tour. Your half-day lava caving adventure will end with a drop off to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Please note: This tour is not available for children under the age of 3.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Note: This tour is not available for children under the age of 3

Closeout dates:
This tour is not operated on:
24 December - public holiday
25 December - public holiday
31 December - public holiday
01 January - public holiday

Level: Moderate
Ratio: 1:8
Minimum Age: 6 years
Pick up: Yes
Meet on location: No
Duration: 3 hours - You are in the cave for about 1-1,5 hours.

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are highly recommended.

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. A warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

Tour highlights:
Small group experience
A visit to a lava cave
Lava caving

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