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Caving & Northern Lights - Earth & Sky

Minibus Combo Tour

Lava caving and Northern Lights tour in a minibus in Iceland

This combo tour will take you into the stunning Leiðarendi Cave and raise your eyes to the sky on a magical northern lights hunt.

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This afternoon and evening combo tour by minibus blends two really popular tours, a caving tour exploring the incredible lava formations of the Leiðarendi Cave, and a northern lights tour hunting for the mystical radiant colors of the aurora borealis. The very best of earth and sky! Your guide will also take free photographs of you so you can keep the memory alive!

  • Availability

    Sept.Apr.

  • Duration

    Caving 3 to 4 hours + Northern Lights 4 hours

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:12

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Price from

    15.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Visit to a Lava Cave
Lava Caving
Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights Photos
Included
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Minibus Transportation
Lava Caving with a Certified Caving Guide
Helmet & Torchlight for Caving
All Required Safety Equipment
Guided Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights Photos
English Speaking Tour Guide
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

You are driven to the Leiðarendi Cave about 25 minutes from Reykjavík. Walking for a couple of minutes will bring you to the cave entrance. You are issued with helmets and torchlights for your lava caving adventure. Get ready to be entranced by an amazing subterranean world!  

The lava formations are mindblowing, a few of them greatly resemble figurines, yet they are all crafted by the hand of nature. Leiðarendi cave has stunning colors, even glowing shades of bright red, you never know what you will see next! You will see incredible stalactites and stalagmites, your guide will tell you all about the cave. The Leiðarendi lava tube was first mapped in 1992, it is about 900 meters long, from the small entrance it runs in two directions. These lava tubes formed when hot lava flowed beneath lava which was already petrifying. In most areas it is possible to stand, there are a few places where walls or ceilings have collapsed, in these parts you will need to travel a little on all fours. You spend around an hour in the cave.

You are driven back to Reykjavík and dropped off between 16:00 and 16:30 at your original pick-up location giving you time to have a nice dinner in the city center before we pick you up in front of your hotel for your magical Northern Lights hunt at 21:30 pm. Please note that food and beverages are not included.

We follow the state of the art aurora forecast and head off to the places which give the best chance of seeing the brilliant colors of the northern lights dancing. Our quest can take us out into the countryside in any direction, away from the city lights. Hvalfjörður, Þingvellir, Reykjanes and other places are all possibilities. The moment when you spot their shimmering, brilliant colors rippling across the star-studded black velvet sky is literally breathtaking! Green, yellow, white and sometimes purple and blue auroras are usually seen. Violet, and rose northern lights happen less often. Really red auroras, from rose to stronger reds, are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, although they are still quite rare. We can never promise that you will see the northern lights but we always do our very best.

The tour returns to Reykjavík around midnight, you are dropped off at or very near your hotel.


Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 12:00 pm from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Practical Information

What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking or sturdy shoes. If you have them, spikes which fit on your boots are useful in icy conditions.  

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from locations, it must be ordered in advance.


 

Please note

The 1:12 ratio applies to caving - the northern lights minibus tour may have more people. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven ground and travel on all fours a little in the cave.

This is a combination of two tours - you are dropped back to your pick up point between 16:00 and 16:30. You are then picked up for your evening tour at 21:30, giving you time to have dinner between the tour two tours. Food and beverages are not included on this tour.

We recommend bringing gloves to wear inside the cave.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 Special Tours, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our 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.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

What equipment do you provide for the lave tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

For how long are you inside the lava tube cave?

You are in the cave for about 1-1,5 hours.

What should I wear on a lava caving tour in Iceland?

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.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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