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Surtshellir Lava Cave

14 km from Husafell, Husafell, Iceland
+354 588 1300
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Cool Cave

Very informative guide, who explained everything well and had a great sense of humour. Safety rules... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Megan H
Accessible Cave - Self Guided

You can pay for a guided tour which would be a good idea...or you can go yourself. We went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John S
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Saint Clair, Michigan
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  • Excellent58%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“lava cave” (4 reviews)
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14 km from Husafell, Husafell, Iceland
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+354 588 1300
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"openings"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative guide, who explained everything well and had a great sense of humour. Safety rules were explained clearly. If going, wear good shoes with grip as the walkway through the cave was a bit slippy due to water dripping. And layer up! It's freezing...More

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can pay for a guided tour which would be a good idea...or you can go yourself. We went ourselves. The trail along the ground is well marked and it takes you past a couple of openings into the tube. We simply walked up the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to change our plans due to weather conditions. So we tried our luck and went here. Gravel road, take your time and start early. It needs some time to get there. But you still can reach it without a 4wd. We didn‘t book...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Wear good shoes/boots as slippery in places but very good infrastructure, with good walkways and handrails.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The route was blocked with Snow. There were monster truck tracks through but our ford kuga couldn’t do it. Probably a summer activity or before the snow. Long drive to just turn around and go back

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I see another review on here dated December 30th that says that people were able to access the cave. We drove out today (Jan 5, 2018) and the road was marked "Impassable". Respectfully, we did not continue on. Should we have? This is a common...More

Thank BGarde
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Yes, with a guide you get more insight and stories, but it is also a little less on adrenaline. This is a truly amazing experience if you go in yourself, because the first two openings you arrive at, will not provide an exit. So you...More

Thank stevenNijhuis
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

I visited the cave with my daughter. It is a great experience. Amazing formation of the cave from 1,100 years ago. Our tour guide Maria is wonderful. Well explaining the geological formation of the lava cave. She’s funny and lovely! I wish I could have...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited with our four year old who loved it although if you have children of this age or younger they need to be ok with small spaces and darkness! Note also that access is on a gravel road, albeit very passable with a two...More

Thank examino
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. We had a great guide (Maria) and amazing and uinique site! Loved it and highly recommend! I'll definitely come back!

Thank Mcerika
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Solange219
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Stef4115 | Reviewed this property |
We visited without a guide in September. You would do much better with a strong headlamp than a torch, however, as you will want to use your hands to help climb the rocks. And at the first entrance past the parking lot I... More
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