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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide and provided equipment, marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
Highlights
  • Prebooking ensures your preferred time slot
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
  • Ideal for travelers with limited time 
What to Expect
At your confirmed time, meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and warm, waterproof clothing. Your guide provides you with a helmet and light before leading you into the tunnel. Listen as they point out some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations as you walk. Large rocks make the tunnel difficult to traverse in some places, but a footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain. Lights have also been incorporated in order to highlight the changing colors and clearly show the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred around 5,200 years ago. After your tour ends you are free to make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Raufarhólshellir, Iceland
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Helmets
  • Lights
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommend for children under the age of 3
  • Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues
  • Sturdy shoes are important and it is recommend that you bring rain coat / jacket.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bathrooms are available on location.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christiane Luis... M wrote a review 24 Jan
Selfoss7 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was great. The British guide was very funny and told all the interesting things there are to know about this cave/tunnel. It was below zero degrees and we had the honor to see thousands of icicles and cones in the tunnel which made the experience very special. Everybody
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from lavatunnel, Front Office Manager at The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience :)
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Tina wrote a review Oct 2020
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The tour was incredible and worth every króna. We can warmly recommend it to everyone else. We have been there during covid times and had the cave to ourselves. Of course, there is a great difference between having it for oneself or together with additional groups. Nevertheless,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kevin B. wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had booked the one hour tour. The tour guide passionately explained to us the peculiarities of the cave and the exploration. It was very interesting! One should dress well as there are only 4 ° in the cave. If we go to Iceland again, we will definitely book the longer tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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sikaliasa wrote a review Sep 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland19 contributions12 helpful votes
Did this tour middle of August and our guide Dimitris is by far the best . He took us pictures ,told us about all the nice spots and was really friendly and funny ! We loved every moment of it ! Highly recommend this tour and our guide ! Whatever you do ,keep this guy !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from lavatunnel, General Manager at The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Thanks for your kind review, we appreciate it and will make sure that Dimitris receives an alcoholic beverage on the house thanks to your wonderful comments :)
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Diana wrote a review Sep 2020
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We liked the tour very much. Our guide gave super interesting explanations and the views are magnificent. My only regret is that I didn't book the longer tour :)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from lavatunnel, General Manager at The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir
Responded 15 Sep 2020
hi Diana and thanks for taking the time to review us :) There is always a possibility to come back !! ;)
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Passport236716
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Great tour
The tour was really great, as many others have said, the tunnel is an unique experience. Especially our guide Iri
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gudrunsvala
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Great experience!
We went for an hour trip 17 persons in a family together, age from 4 to 67. It was exciting, fun and very educating
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CCB_not_to_be_found
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Fascinating exploration of a solidified lava stream!
We decided to take the longer "Lava Falls Adventure Tour" (3-4 hours, must be booked in advance), as we were not on
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anettee865
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Very interesting guided tour
This trip is highly recommended- the guide was super cool and had deep knowledge about Iceland and especially the l
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501inges
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Amazing beautiful tour!
Great tour! Our guide Gunnar (“G”) was amazing and super friendly, knew a lot; we had a splendid tour, just fun! An
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Geert T
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Amazing walk and climb through lavatunnel
We loved it. Our guide Soley took us on an almost 5 hour tour through the tunnel. With a lot of enthousiasm she pro
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Paulvw39
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One hour tour
Great tour. High level of expertise from our guide. But best part was her sense of humor. Very funny. But pay atten
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codename373
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A unique experience
We travelled with 2 kids under 3, and it was a really great experience. There was a path prepared making it easy to
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852theresed
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Loved it
I'm so happy I did this tour. The tunnel was so cool and beautiful. The girls I met working there was so cool. I wi
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Q5421UZtatianad
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Great time!
We had so much fun doing this lava tour! The bus driver was super friendly and the guides were very informative. We
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brubbyg
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Amazing
Our trip to the Lava Tunnel was awesome, they supplied was with everything, the guide was great and friendly. i was
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Jodi L
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You MUST do this tour while in Iceland!
We booked the evening tour as a last minute thing when our plans fell through for another activity. I am SO GLAD we
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egbg00698
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Amazing Experience
We did this tour with Reykjavik Excusions. The bus driver was very friendly and did a few photo stops going to and
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petermY9435CO
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Simply Stunning
Simply breath taking. The tunnel was absolutely magical with the ice formations unbelievable. The guide was knowled
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Cruiser541922
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So Much Better Than Expected!
I read the brochure for the tour and it looked interesting but was totally unprepared for how phenomenal the tour a
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  • Duration: 1h
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