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It is always interesting to see so special nature skulpture and it is well done walking platform long way inside. Go there and enjoy this amazing creation of lava.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hugi_Guide
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Fantastic experience, went with two teenagers who also really enjoyed the visit. Great that this is only 30 minutes from Reykjavík and that the visit to the cave only takes about an hour. Meaning, teenagers didn´t become too tired. The tour guide was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johannainIceland
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Quick tour that I booked last minute at a discount. Worth a look but it’s quick. Probably would do the ‘extreme’ tour if I had it to do again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DickB817
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My first time in a lava tunnel and really enjoyed the sight as well as the informative tour. It’s very different from all the limestone caves I have seen all over the world

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tlcphan
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your review, great to hear the perspective from someone who has been caving in different types of caves.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Make sure you book a slot on their website as this is the only option - the tours are pre-booked in advance, no option to pop in and join. I called them and they advised me to book online as they do not book over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank desito07
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes it is true that it can be hard to find but it is next to the road and the road authorities are putting up some better signs along the way.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The tour is definitely worth the price; very informative and shows a stunning lava tunnel. There isn’t a cafe so make sure to eat before going. Only down side being no directions or sat nav information ( making it difficult to locate).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Megan H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

If you 've never seen a lava tube, don't miss this amazing opportunity. It is really beautiful. Easy access, and well organized visit. I warmly recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Our family stopped here on a road trip to some other areas around the golden circle. Excellent tour! There was not enough availability in the next tour time so we bought tickets for later in the day and came back. Would recommend buying tickets ahead...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TernaryToad
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We really enjoyed our time in the lava tube. The tour was very informative and interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheri R
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked this online through trip advisor two days prior. They offer hourly tours lasting about 60 minutes. I wore Nike shoes and did fine. It is cool in cave so dress warm. Helmet and light provided, guide was awesome. We had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Miriam S
7 December 2018|
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Response from lavatunnel | Property representative |
Hi Miriam. Children at this age usually have no problem visiting the lava tunnel and in fact, they love it. We do provide crampons during winter as sections can be slippery but unfortunately, we don't have crampons for such... More
3 November 2018|
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Response from Annika D | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately not :/
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28 March 2018|
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Response from bardurorn | Property representative |
yes of course! we are open every day all year round. just book the tour on our website, you can see the availability there.