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Cave Vatnshellir

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Follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface to see amazing colors and lava formations. The 8000 years old cave is located in Snaefellsjokull National Park, about 10 minute drive from Hellnar.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're travelling around Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you simply have to visit Vatnshellir Cave. The price is super reasonable, the tour is only about 45 minutes and it's so interesting! Our guide, Gunnar Bjarki, did an amazing job of keeping us informed about the facts of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sigurbjorgmetta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to this cave is through a wooden door, and then 20 metres down a spiral stairway into the heart of the earth. The cave is situated at the foot of Snaefellsjokul. This lava tube was created around 8000 years ago when liquid lava...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RudyMarietjieVisser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour was very interesting and our guide was friendly, informative and entertaining. This cave is much cheaper to visit than than other caves in Iceland and was a great activity on a wet and windy tour of the peninsula, when we wouldn't see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura M
Reviewed January 30, 2019

This cave is a great value when compared to the cost of other lava tube tours in Iceland. As part of the tour you're issued a hard hat and flashlight, as flashlights are the only lights within the cave. The tour guide was great and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The cave tour was pretty neat. They are relatively short - about 30 to 45 minutes but interesting. You only have your flashlights to see so once those are off, its crazy how pitch black it is. The colors on the walls are amazing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anthony A
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Well organised. 50 odd feet down, the beauty amidst the harshness of the landscape is a surreal experience. Not to be missed

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a very insightful trip into how lava tubes are made. There is no lighting but you are given a torch. Great guide A little expensive but this Iceland and one of the cheaper trips

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hamilp
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Loved the tour of this volcanic lava tube created by the nearby still rumbling volcano. It only takes about 45 minutes to take the tour and it is amazing the things you get to see. The "twins" is one of the unique formations you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ranger145
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Vatnshellir is a lava tube cave. We love caves so decided to take this tour. We've been in a lot of lava tubes and this one is very impressive -- not as long as some but very deep. They've done a great job on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the first tour of the day at 11am. Even before we entered the lava tube/cave the backdrop of Snæfellsjökull Mountain in the sunshine and snow was beautiful. Our tour guide was welcoming, funny and full of facts both about the lava tube itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from sheryl s | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t schedule our tour in advance. We arrived later afternoon and drove to the tour location and they put us on the next tour. We waited about an hour for that tour. We were there beginning of August last year.
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