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Lava caving tour

Go explore the lava tunnel underworld of Iceland

Feel the rush of adventure as vast underground networks of a hidden lava cave unfold in the beam of your headlamp!

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Half day lava caving tour in the vicinity of Reykjavík, a great option for the whole family. Lava tubing is a great way to explore Iceland from a different point of view and put yourself into the speleologist’s shoes while exploring the magnificent formations nature has made for us to enjoy.

We also have private version of the tour, Private lava caving tour, which can be customized.
  • Availability
    All year
  • Duration
    3 hours / 1pm - 4pm
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Pickup
    Yes
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    10 years
  • Ratio
    1:12
  • Price
    9.900 ISK
Tour highlights
Small group experience
A visit to a lava cave
Lava caving
Included
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
A certified caving guide
Helmet and head torch

Please note that this tour includes pick up from hotels in Reykjavik. Pick up starts at 1 pm and can take up to 30 min.

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. Cave Leidarendi, located in the Blue Mountains area just out of Reykjavik and Gjabakkahellir lava cave located in Thingvellir area are typical lava tubes, formed by flowing lava moving beneath the hardened surface thousands of years ago. Bring the whole family to discover the hidden world beneath us. With an endless 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.

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

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent the necessary clothing in the booking process.

 

Please note

This tour does not offer the chance of meeting us on location.

Please note that during the summer time this tour takes you to Gjabakkahellir lava cave. During the winter months it will take you to Leidarendi lava cave.

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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