Overview

Step into a lava cave and immerse yourself in the soothing oasis of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa!

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Blue Lagoon Transfer
  • Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave
  • The Icelandic Nature

Delve deep into the heart of the Raufarhólshellir lava tube, and prepare to be awestruck by otherworldly rocks and colors. To make your trip an ultimate Icelandic experience, a delightful soak in mineral-rich water of Iceland’s top spa awaits you afterward. The tour is available in small groups to make sure you get a one-of-a-kind adventure.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 9 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:15 Guide to client ratio
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

101 USD

Per Adult(16+)
Child (0-12): 76 USD
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure payment
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  • Operated with our trusted partner

What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Visit to a Lava Tube Cave
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Helmet & Head Torch
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Waterproof and warm clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Bathing suit

Not Included

  • Meals
  • Blue Lagoon admission fee

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Itinerary

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube is a prime example of Iceland’s volcanic caves. The cave formed when a lava flow from a volcanic eruption nearly 5,200 years ago gradually cooled on the outside. Underneath the crust, the liquid rock kept moving until it drained away thus forming tunnel below the surface.

It takes just a half-hour ride from Reykjavik to reach this hidden gem. Once we arrive, get prepared for an eerie adventure! We will walk through a moss-capped lava field and descend into a hole in the ground. When in the cave, vibrant colors and unique rock formations take your breath away. Stunning stalactite structures hang from the ceiling, and stalagmites rise from the floor of the cave. In winter, you even have a chance to spot icicles hanging together with other mind-bending formations.

After the caving activity, we will transfer you to the Blue Lagoon resort, the most popular attraction in Iceland. The thermal bath is famed for its milky blue waters and quirky history. It appeared quite unexpectedly when a geothermal power plant filled a lava field with run-off water that was unsuitable for heating systems. Since the water was hot and rich in minerals, it became a perfect place for a replenishing swim. The brilliant turquoise color is due to the silica and algae present in the water.

Today this iconic destination is famed for its curing properties. You will be able to have a luxury soak in hot water surrounded by the lunar-like landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Just don’t miss out on the famous Blue Lagoon’s face mask of silica mud!

Break

After the caving tour, we will stop for a lunch break at BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik. There is a cafeteria where you can try out some traditional Icelandic dishes or feel free to bring your own lunch.

This tour does not include the entrance ticket to the Blue Lagoon, only the transfer to the baths. Please purchase your admission ticket separately at bluelagoon.com.  The transfer to the Blue Lagoon is at 12:00 PM so please select the admission is at 13:00 PM when purchasing your ticket.

Please note: Make sure to inform your bus driver about a return transfer pick-up time that suits your needs best. More information on the return transfer to Reykjavik will be stated on your voucher.

The pick-up is available at 8:00 AM. Passengers will be picked up from our available pick-up points in Reykjavik. Please note: Picking up all the passengers can take up to 30 minutes, so we appreciate your patience.

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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