Lava Tunnel Caving with Transfer | Small Group

Summary

Leidarendi is one of the most untouched, yet easily accessible lava caves close to Reykjavik. The reason why it is less visited than other lava tubes is because of its structure inside. It is not a cave that has proper wooden planks for walking on therefore good sturdy hiking boots are recommended. It has some optional areas where you can crawl through allowing for a more adventurous visit but there are other areas that are accessible for and easier journey and yet end up at the same place, making it a loose figure of 8. We normally explore all the cave has to offer as we have small groups of participants, but this can vary depending on who we have in the group. In total the cave is 900 metres and it offers unique rock formations, you and your guide will stop at various locations and hear the dark story about how the cave got its name as well as the geology of this and other lava caves.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Want to see what's underneath all the lava in Iceland? Then join us and explore the hidden world of the lava fields at The End of the Road, Leidarendi Cave. Leidarendi is a pitch black, 900 meter long circular lava tube, showcasing lava formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, along with surprising colors. A lava tube is created after a volcanic eruption when the lava has hardened on the surface, but magma still flows underneath. When the flow of lava ceases and the rocks cool down, a long hollow cave is formed - this natural wonder is called a lava tube. Leidarendi is less visited than other lava tubes is because of its structure inside. It is not a cave that has proper wooden planks for walking on therefore good sturdy hiking boots are recommended. It has some optional areas where you can crawl through allowing for a more adventurous visit but there are other areas that are accessible for and easier journey and yet end up at the same place, making it a loose figure of 8.

What’s included?

  • Caving helmet and head torch

  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks

  • Clothing suitable for the weather; waterproofs (it can be wet in the cave)

  • Boots with ankle support

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

All our equipment and vehicles are thoroughly washed and sanitized after each use.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

At Adventure Vikings you can select various types of outdoor activities. We offer snorkeling, caving, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, hiking and the Golden Circle tours. You'll certainly not regret taking on a trip with Adventure Vikings as Icelandic nature is our playground and you get a tour that you won't forget. Simply select the tour that you favor and have a blast with us while in Iceland!

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