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Surtshellir Lava Cave

67 Reviews

Surtshellir Lava Cave

67 Reviews
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Silver Circle - Lava Cave & Waterfalls | Small Group Day Tour

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Feel the power of the volcanic energy that has shaped Iceland’s epic landscapes on this small-group door-to-door day tour. See Snorralaug hot spring and Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, marvel at Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and descend into The Cave (Viðgelmir), one of Iceland’s largest lava caves. Besides skipping the expense of self-drive, enjoy onboard Wi-Fi along the journey.
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Dennis Snabilie wrote a review Dec 2019
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands49 contributions51 helpful votes
We went there with our rental car and were lucky enough to receive our private tour. The cave tour was really nice and the end of the cave was a truly unique experience. Our guide was knowledgeable to explain us the geological elemente in this cave. Should you be in the area, be sure to go there.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Donna Potter Phillips wrote a review Jul 2019
Spokane16 contributions5 helpful votes
Never before experience; 50ish temps way deep down in ancient lava tube cave. Total darkness when lights went out!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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mafischl wrote a review Jul 2019
Huntington, New York1900 contributions157 helpful votes
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This is an awesome lava cave. Extending for over a kilometer It is really interesting. Don't worry if you aren't a fan of tight places. The tour is very open. Even the place they call the squeeze is pretty wide. Our guide, Sophie, was terrific
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Date of experience: July 2019
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SmartMomfromSeattle wrote a review Jul 2019
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If you are physically able and looking for adventure, then you don't need to pay 6500 ISK to go to Vidgelmir where you are safely led on a constructed path with electric lights. Instead, you might choose to do Surtshellir! (I take no liability. You must know your own abilities.) Do bring a headlamp ( stop at a local hardware store to get one for about 2400 ISK) and gloves (garden gloves are fine) and sturdy hiking shoes or boots. The drive there is on a gravel road - just go slow. Once there, you'll see a surface trail which leads you across the lava fields and shows 3 of the openings (and numerous signs warning you about climbing on rocks). The 1st opening is most do-able. (Unless you brought some ropes and rappelling gear). Carefully climb down to the open area and turn right. (Left has a shear drop that is more challenging. ) Turn on your head lamp and please use your hands... you will be doing a rock scramble the entire way. It's beautiful and other worldly. Go with a buddy. Go slow. Use your hands like another set of feet. Enjoy this free adventure! I really loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ricoh wrote a review Apr 2019
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The only free lava cave in this area but unfortunately the road was closed ... Forced to go to the paying one ?
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Date of experience: April 2019
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