Guided tour

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 94.18 per person

Explore the inner workings of a volcanic eruption on a bus trip to the Raufarhólshellir lava tube. Walk in the path of lava flow from the eruption of Leitahraun about 5,200 years ago. Experience a sensory adventure as you marvel at the colors and more.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Explore the magnificent Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel
  • Feel the force of nature like never before
  • Marvel at the range of colors in the lava tube
Full description
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.
  • Bus fare
  • Guided 1-hour cave tour
  • Flashlight
  • Protective helmet
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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  • Please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 152 reviews

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Thank you for a wonderful trip. The lava tunnel was stunning and the trip was made even better by our wonderful guide who was incredibly funny and very informative. It was so crazy to think we were stood where lava had run through. A wonderful trip that was greatly enjoyed.

February 26, 2020

It was so amazing to be inside a lava tube. I was blown away by the experience. The tour guide on the day was great and had so many interesting facts. The only thing i would say is for the price you only get to walk a short distance in the tunnel and i was expecting to walk around a bit more.

November 23, 2019

It’s a little pricey, however it was well worth it. The Lava Tunnel used to be free to the public BUT that meant it was gross and horrid. Now with making it a business, it’s clean, authentic and incredible to see. The scenery on the drive there and back was stunning. Great find for those Game of Thrones fans out there. Our guide was kind, knowledgeable and an all round winner. The driver was also kind, considerate and our transfer there and back was smooth and comfortable.

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November 18, 2019

Product ID: 106309