Guided tour

Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
Guided tour

Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 59.18 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the hidden world of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel on a caving tour. Discover the subterranean world of a lava tube and see the results of volcanic activity as you walk through the tunnel.

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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pick-up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick-up points. Contact the tour operator to arrange a hotel pick-up.
Small group available


  • Explore the subterranean world of a typical Icelandic lava tube
  • Crawl and walk through the curious rock formations
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to the cave
  • Discover recent volcanic activity in the lava caves
Full description

Explore the fascinating world beneath the lava fields on this caving tour. Located near Reykjavik, it’s a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube, providing a truly unique experience as you explore the dark and mysterious underworld. During your adventure, see curious rock formations left behind by the last volcanic eruption. In winter the cave is often filled with glistening icicles of all shapes and sizes, a sight not soon forgotten.

After you have been equipped with all necessary caving gear, crawl beneath the surface of the earth to explore the fairytale passages and crevasses of the cave. With guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every day of the year, put on a pair of good shoes and gloves, and bring a sense of adventure for this unorthodox trip. It helps if you are not afraid of the dark.

  • Pickup from Reykjavik with Wi-Fi onboard (if option selected)
  • Caving and caving gear
  • Certified guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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  • It is recommended that you bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves, good hiking shoes and lunch
  • Available extras for a small fee: Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and waterproof pants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 163 reviews

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We really enjoyed this tour. The cave guide was so informative and funny. It was wonderful to see the lava tunnel and learn its history. We would recommend this tour. Once you keep your eye on where you're walking and watch your step, it's very safe. Not too strenuous to walk. Peter, our bus guide was very nice and friendly. Pick up was on time. All very well organised.

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March 25, 2023

This was one of the best tours I did in Iceland and I totally recommend it. Maria, our guide is amazing, very knowledgeable and funny. She’s so far the best guide I had. She made the whole experience even better. Many thanks María for the wonderful day at the caves and snorkelling tour!

March 25, 2023

We visited the Leiðarendi cave (lava tube) close to Bláfjöll. The local landscape is great! The cave is located in the middle of a lava field, but is relatively small with about 900 meters in length and a few sections where you have to crawl. The physical challenge is not too high. The cave is natural and has not been further developed for tourism. So there is no artificial lighting or stairs. We were a small group and our guide was absolutely great and told our group some terrific horror stories about the cave and Iceland. All in all, a very nice trip that you just have to really let yourself go. If you want to climb several hours in a row through a larger cave or are looking for a challenge, you should look for another tour. I think this tour can also be done well with children.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 26044