The Lava Tunnel - Standard tour with transfer from Reykjavik

Summary

Explore Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, with transport to Reykjavik. An ideal half-a-day activity that combines amazing Icelandic nature just outside the capital Reykjavik. You will be provided with a helmet and headlamp and on this guided tour you will learn about and witness amazing geological features that can only be found inside a lava tube. Paths and platforms are provided making this accessible activity for most people and our lighting design has won numerous awards. Tours with transfer from Reykjavik are provided 2- 3 times a day.

Tour info

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

Explore Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, with transport to Reykjavik. An ideal half-a-day activity that combines amazing Icelandic nature just outside the capital Reykjavik. You will be provided with a helmet and headlamp and on this guided tour you will learn about and witness amazing geological features that can only be found inside a lava tube. Paths and platforms are provided making this accessible activity for most people and our lighting design has won numerous awards. Tours with transfer from Reykjavik are provided 2- 3 times a day.

What’s included?

  • Headlamps

  • Helmets

  • Crampons (in winter)

  • Walking sticks (optional)

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Snacks

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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:

Explore the magnificent Lava Tunnel, or cave Raufarholshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 35 minutes from Reykjavik and is easily accessed year round. A journey into The Lava Tunnel is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5.200 years ago. Get to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner on our standard tour. The tunnel itself is a natural wonder, therefore the terrain is not easily accessible. To help our guests navigate through it, we have installed a foot bridge and lighting rigs into the rock bed. The lights illuminate the cave, further enhancing the experience and highlighting the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations inside the cave.

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