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Small Group Lava Caving Experience From Reykjavik

  • Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personal experience
  • Lava caving adventure in a typical Icelandic lava cave
  • Specialized caving gear such as helmets and headlight torches
Small Group Lava Caving Experience From Reykjavik
From US$92.89
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12:00 PM DepartureMost Popular
Reykjavík pick up starts at 12:00 PM.
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Reykjavik pick up starts at 09:00 AM.
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Reykjavik pick up starts at 08:00 AM.
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Wonder what’s hidden beneath Iceland’s lava landscapes? Take a caving trip under a lava field to a typical Icelandic lava tube cave on this 3 hour adventure tour available directly from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to a lava plateau, put on caving gear, and explore an ancient lava ‘tube’ tunnel, with an expert guide. Absorb the age-old stillness as you explore, and view the fascinating lava formations, flakes and multicolored layers as you learn how they indicate different eruptions through the centuries. Great for adventure seekers and geology enthusiasts.
What to Expect
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.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Worth it !

Tour guide was very funny and great in entertaining. Loved the trip. I travelled solo. Was worth doing for sure. Fascinating and so.interesting. Make sure to wrap up and wear waterproofs. Highly recommend. :)

Thank Steph B
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
Loved it

Our tour guide Olaf was awesome, funny and knowledgable. He made the cave tour experience an unforgettable one. Experiencing the caves where lava once flowed through was awesome and one I'd definitely recommend to everyone visiting Iceland!More

Thank Lindsey A
Verónica G, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Lindsey A, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that Olaf provided you with an unforgettable experience! We will make sure he knows you appreciated his service. Hopefully we will see you very soon on another...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Lava Cave and Silfra Snorkelling

Micah was a great driver and leader in the lava caves. He was very personable, fun and knowledgeable. He really made the experience amazing!! He also helped us with our general questions about Iceland regarding places to go and things to try during our trip...More

Thank Patty S
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hey Patty S, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this review! It's very good to see that Micah took great care of you; I will make sure to let him know that you appreciated his service, I know that it will...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile
Great experience, more strenuous than we anticipated

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys - ages 9 and 13). Enjoyed the lava tubing experience very much! Our guide was passionate and informative. (He also politely turned down the gratuity we offered at the end of the tour!) However,...More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Chicago_visitor1, Thank you for sharing your feedback and tips on this tour, we really appreciate it! You are spot on with your observations: There is some crawling and ducking involved in touring our lava cave with us, as the cave is in a natural...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Great experience. Nice short excursion only 30 mins drive.

Interesting tour only 30 mins drive away. Pick up arrived on time and we drove out of the city. Lovely scenery nearby. The cave itself is fascinating. Very hands on, you need to duck low and scramble over rocks in some parts. Its not a...More

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