Guided tour

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 94.06 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

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 coach 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.

  • 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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Important information

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  • Please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 155 reviews

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The driver picked us up and dropped us off punctually. The one think that I think might be more helpful is if Reykjavik Excursions could specify that we should go to the back of the terminal to find our bus; we were waiting on the wrong side of the terminal because the meeting point was a bit vague.

June 22, 2022

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

Product ID: 106309