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Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

1. Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

Begin the experience at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and explore one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Marvel at the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures, its ties with the ancient Indian tribes and other enjoyable tidbits. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of pure adventure.

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

2. From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Feel the thrill of discovering the unique rock formations in the Raufarhólshellir lava tube on a guided tour. Venture into the cave with a high-quality flashlight and helmet. Stay connected during your trip with complimentary WiFi on the climate-controlled bus from Reykjavik to the cave. Journey by bus from Reykjavik to the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel about 30 minutes from the capital. Upon arrival, explore one of the largest lava tubes in Iceland, where the ceiling has caved in near the entrance to create beautiful columns of light.  Marvel at the fantastic range of colors in the tunnel wall caused by different mineral types in the rock. Go on a sensory journey as you hear the cave "talk" and feel the forces of nature like never before. Step out of your comfort zone at a site so extraordinary it was selected as a filming location for the Hollywood movie "Noah" starring Anthony Hopkins.

Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

3. Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Explore the fascinating world beneath the lava fields on this caving tour. Located near Reykjavik, it’s a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube, providing a truly unique experience as you explore the dark and mysterious underworld. During your adventure, see curious rock formations left behind by the last volcanic eruption. In winter the cave is often filled with glistening icicles of all shapes and sizes, a sight not soon forgotten. After you have been equipped with all necessary caving gear, crawl beneath the surface of the earth to explore the fairytale passages and crevasses of the cave. With guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every day of the year, put on a pair of good shoes and gloves, and bring a sense of adventure for this unorthodox trip. It helps if you are not afraid of the dark.

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What people are saying about Raufarhólshellir

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We had an evening flight home so wanted to do something short and sweet on the last day so booked onto the short Lava Tunnel trip. The shorter trip was a brilliant and informative Introduction to the cave and the tour guide was fantastic. A great trip to finish off our holiday in Iceland

It was amazing seeing inside a lava cave. Great opportunity for photos and the guide is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Nature is beautiful. Highly recommended to go here.

Our walk through the lava cave was a great experience. We learned much from our guide, who was a geologist and answered our endless questions.

The guide was super friendly and explained everything well. We were there in winter, which we recommend to everyone. Great experience!

Very informative. Excellent guide, not too many steps so kids will be fine doing this too.