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Underworld

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

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:12

  • Price from

    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

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 in Reykjavik.

Please note that this tour includes pick up from our available pick-up points in Reykjavik. Pick up starts at 09:00 am for our morning tour and 13:00 pm for our afternoon tour and can take up to 30 min.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

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

We recommend bringing gloves to wear inside the cave.

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

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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Price from 9.900 ISK per person.

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

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Underworld | Average rating: 4.5/5 based on 12 customer reviews


"Excellent caving trip" | 5 stars By Fiona Macdonald 30/01/2018
Our guide Andrea was punctual, polite and friendly. A very informative and enjoyable trip
"I had a great time" | 5 stars By Wenjing Zheng 04/03/2018
The crew members are very friendly and lovely. The tour itself was more like a little adventure caving tour, and this is the kind of caving I love!
"Icelands Finest" | 5 stars By Lisa Reilly 08/03/2018
Definitely worth doing. Fine visual treats!
"Great trip" | 5 stars By John 10/03/2018
Our trip to the lava tube cave was well worth it. The trip was short, but not rushed and made for a great start to the day. Zaho our guide did a good job leading us through the caves. We would recommend it.
"Overall the tour was fab" | 5 stars By Hannah Vallance 01/03/2018
My only comment would be that the bus windows got lots of condensation on them so we couldn’t really enjoy the view on the way to the lava tunnel. Overall the tour was fab and I’d def recommend to a friend.
"Great tour!" | 3 stars By Caitriona Hartnett 06/03/2018
Great tour! Loved the caving but felt totally unprepared for crawling into a hole in the ground. Would have liked to be provided with clothing recommendations when we booked the tour. really enjoyed the golden circle tour! we booked 2 tours with your company - should have offered some sort of a discount for booking more than one tour.
"Both trips where very nice and the guide was great" | 5 stars By Nicole 10/03/2018
We make the tour together with the hirse riding tour. Both trips where very nice and the guide was great. The only problem was the connection between the tours which cost a lot of time.
"The Lava Tunnel tour was incredible" | 4 stars By Raven 22/03/2018
The Lava Tunnel tour was incredible and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I’d definitely go on another tour with Arctic Adventures when I’m Iceland again!
"The part we saw was impressive" | 3 stars By Jennifer Lohmann 17/04/2018
Unfortunately, only a part of the cave was shown to us. The other part is not accessible in the "winter", the guide made us aware before the start. The tour through the cave lasted only 30 minutes. The part we saw was impressive.
"Great tour" | 5 stars By Cathal 31/01/2018
Great tour. Friendly guide. Ran like clockwork.
"The tour was great!" | 4 stars By Mário Canastro 11/05/2018
The tour was great! but there should be a little bit more explanation about the cave.
"Fantastic experience with Arctic Adventures" | 5 stars By Sesh 19/05/2018
Great tour. Enjoyed the adventures - glacier hiking, lava caving, geysers. Nice knowledgable tour guides
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