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The Lava Tunnel

Reykjavik, Iceland
About The Lava Tunnel
Explore the magnificent Lava Tunnel, Raufarholshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 35 minutes from Reykjavik and is easily accessed year round. A journey into The Lava Tunnel is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5.200 years ago. Get to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner on our standard tour. The tunnel itself is a natural wonder, therefore the terrain is not easily accessible. To help our guests navigate through it, we have installed a foot bridge and lighting rigs into the rock bed. The lights illuminate the cave, further enhancing the experience and highlighting the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations inside the cave.
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The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour (Raufarhólshellir)

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.
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1 hour
from $58.94

The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour

Unleash your inner adventurer and see Iceland’s underground volcanic formations on a Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel caving tour. One of the country’s longest lava ‘tubes,’ the ancient tunnel is filled with lava columns, wintertime icicles, and ice formations. Your hike takes you the length of the tunnel to view the lava falls and other natural monuments at the end.
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3 to 4 hours
from $166.63
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Paulytbags wrote a review Jul 7
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Really enjoyed the experience! It was fun, engaging and learnt plenty too - was great to submerge ourselves into the power of nature. Our tour guide, Eileen, (forgive the spelling!) was amazing too! Knowledgeable and super funny! We'd recommend the tour to anybody. Thanks from
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Date of experience: July 2020
Therese D wrote a review Jul 6
2 contributions
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 will definitely come back and do the tour further in.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Anna A wrote a review Jul 2
6 contributions
Fantastic experience! If you are interested in the making of the tunnels and how it all works this is what you need to do! You'll get a great tour guide with a lot of experience and knowledge to guide you through the tunnel. Humor and wisdom all wrapped in a good guide :)
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Date of experience: June 2020
Tatiana D wrote a review Jun 2020
6 contributions
We had so much fun doing this lava tour! The bus driver was super friendly and the guides were very informative. We went in February so there was still a lot of snow on the ground and inside some parts of the tunnel which made it that much more unique! Highly recommended this
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sigurður S wrote a review Jun 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Went with my 10 year old boys they loved it and the favorite part was when the lights are turned off :) Was really an very good tour.
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Date of experience: June 2020