Small Group Lava Caving Experience From Reykjavik

Highlights

  • Crawl through tunnels, and see formations like stalactites and stalagmites

  • Get a top value with caving gear, onboard Wi-Fi, travel, and guide included

  • Hassle-free, air-conditioned pickup and drop-off—from Reykjavik—is included

Summary

Depart your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned minivan and travel to the volcanic Blue Mountains, home to a large lava field that covers a network of extraordinary lava tunnels and caves. On route, listen as your guide describes how these lava tubes were formed when lava solidified above ground while magna flowed and moved beneath it, eventually forming twisted corridors and chambers. On arrival at the plateau, put on your provided specialist caving equipment, including a helmet with a flashlight. Then, after a safety briefing, follow your guide into the Leiðarendi, one of the region’s best-known caves. Leiðarendi translates as ‘end-of-the-journey’ in Icelandic, and the tunnel more than befits its name — a long, pitch-dark tube that opens into wide and high hallways. With your way illuminated by your helmet torch, head through the tunnel behind your guide. Be prepared to crawl over uneven terrain along some sections as you progress. While you explore, soak in the silent and eerie beauty around you — nature at its rawest. See the beginnings of new stalactites and stalagmites, and ogle the multicolored lava formations and streams evident in the walls and ceiling as your guide explains how the different types of lava indicate different eruptions through the ages. After discovering the cave, emerge back into the daylight and change out of your caving gear. Then, relax on your minivan journey back to Reykjavik, where your trip ends at your hotel.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Most Iceland visitors opt for a tour around the island nation to see the stunning volcanic landscape, but few discover the mysterious world beneath the lava. With this spelunking adventure, take a trip under the lava fields to experience the otherworldly beauty of the lava tube caves. As you explore, enjoy views of the various subterranean formations and colorful layers formed by eruptions over centuries—with cave exploring gear, hassle-free travel, and a guide to lead the way included.

What’s included?

  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavik pick up & return

  • Certified guide

  • All necessary caving gear

  • Free wi-fi on board

  • Food and drinks

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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:

Arctic Adventures is an Icelandic adventure and activity company. We are a bunch of outdoor and adventure fanatics committed to the mission of mixing business and adventure! With an emphasis on eco tourism and environmentally friendly trips, we want to offer the best for our customers to experience in the unique Icelandic nature. We provide tours ranging from exciting River Rafting and Snorkeling in one of the world's clearest waters to Glacier hiking and trekking in some of the most beautiful sceneries Iceland has to offer. Additionally a wide range of other activities is offered to adventurous travelers. Our main office is located in Reykjavik and our two base camps are located close to Geysir and Gullfoss (western Iceland) and in Skaftafell (southeastern Iceland). Go home with a story worth telling!

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