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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...more
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My husband and squeezed the Lava Tunnel tour in before our evening flight, and were very glad we did. It's a short round trip of 3 hours which includes pick-up and the tour itself.
After getting our hard hat and crampons we headed into the...More
You are outfitted with helmet and head lamps...travel down a metal walkway through the lava tunnel...all kinds of crystal formations...you really get the idea of lava streaming through the tube and appreciate the magnitude of the experience. The guide is very helpful and tells all...More
We did the standard tour which was about an hour. Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The walk into the cave was fairly easy with the guide providing great facts along the way. It was interesting experiencing absolute darkness and seeing all of...More
this is exactly as described, get a hard hat and walk along a lava tunnel. dripping water, interesting rock colours, clambering up and down. not a hard walk but does suit fairly active people. the guide was informative and interesting. nice to have a short...More
This tour is very short, it lasts about an hour but the only reason it lasts that long is because the tour guide stops a few times to explain how the cave was formed. It is quite interesting because of the strange formations and the...More
We did the one hour group tour, and it was so fun! Our tour guide was amazing and hysterical. We had a group of kids in the groups who kept asking questions which provided him even MORE great materials. Seriously I wanted to keep him...More
We loved our guide! She was funny and so knowledgable! The tour itself was a bit slower and shorter than expected. Our teenagers could have moved at a faster pace and gone a big further in an hour. But we did know it was listed...More
If you like caves and underground adventures, this is the place for you. The colors and eeriness of the tunnel are only multiplied by the images of hot lava having fought its way through a solid rock...
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Not by yourself at Raufarholshellir. Bit of local backlash as most tunnels are on National land and freely open. This one is on private land. After years of non-management the owners sealed it off, cleared out all the... More
Not by yourself at Raufarholshellir. Bit of local backlash as most tunnels are on National land and freely open. This one is on private land. After years of non-management the owners sealed it off, cleared out all the garbage (99%), built 300m of walkway for better access, and now charge for the experience to cover maintenance. Much smaller, Leiðarendi, is just an opening in the ground without any improvements or controls. Enter at your own risk... get a bumpcap!!