The Cave People
The Cave People
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Can you imagine how it is to live in a cave? Well less than 100 years ago a normal Icelandic family did! The Caves have been renovated the way they looked when the last Cave People in Iceland lived there only a Century ago. Join us in a Guided tour in the Caves and their Surroundings and we will bring the story to life with amazing tales about how they lived, their struggles and their happiness.
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Laugarvatnsvellir, Laugarvatn 801 Iceland
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Johann T
Akureyri, Iceland64 contributions
Family
We came for a visit and were greeted by a friendly guide who showed us the cave and told us the story of the people that lived there more than hundred years ago. He was such a good storyteller that he made it sound like he was talking about his own family. Easy to locate and well worth the visit.
Written July 13, 2020
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Dreamer827765
Christchurch, UK2 contributions
If you visit iceland, and drive along golden circle, make sure you pay a visit here. Not only you can see a man made cave but you will learn a lot about the history of the place. The cave itself is kept as close as possible to the condition it has been when in use to house people. It is an eye opening experience that vividly show the reality of olden days. Also, the guide, not sure his name, was an amazing guide, friendly and very knowledgeable
Written June 9, 2021
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Drofn G
2 contributions
An excellent peek into old times and old ways of living. (not that old though for us Icelanders). Hermann, the guide, was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the place and the geology of how the caves were formed. A great visit.
Written August 15, 2021
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Will C
Philadelphia3 contributions
Memorable little historic site of a strange time in Icelandic history. The tour guide was great and the sheep were adorable. We had fun hearing out the history and taking in the landscape. Good stop if you want to spend an hour or so and good for kids.
Written January 10, 2021
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Lars B
Odense, Fyn, Denmark161 contributions
Family
Good guide telling stories about eg kings visiting the cave. A bit of a funny place. I liked it but the kids a bit bored. Nevertheless recommended to go there.
Written July 16, 2020
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Ihl69666
Reykjavik, Iceland78 contributions
A very personal little "museum" ; it really feels like visiting someone's home. Our guide was sincerely passionate and friendly. The adjacent little "coffee cave" is perfect for a hot drink and a quick warm-up.
The ideal stop on the road to Laugarvatn or Þingvellir.
Written August 20, 2019
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Igor L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands66 contributions
Friends
We came across this museum on our way to Borgarnes and we decided to take a look. It appeared to be a nice, short excursion about how a family lived in the cave in the early 20th century. Friendly, English speaking guide, with a funny, super cute, dog.

It's worth a visit when you're in the neighbourhood, but I wouldn't recommend a detour for it - 1900 ISK per adult is a bit steep for this excursion.

Would give 3,5 stars, but since TripAdvisor doesn't allow that, the dog (and the kind guide) gives the edge to 4 stars 😁
Written April 25, 2019
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ameliabrown99
West Sussex, UK6 contributions
Family
I’ve read the other reviews and wonder was it just us who were charged £8 each for a ‘tour’ but shown straight to the tea room where we paid £3 each for a drink?! In total we spent over £40 for us (family of four) to sit in a tea room for ten minutes, look in another cave room for ten minutes and find out a little about a couple who lived in the cave for a couple of years a hundred years ago. If I had come across this as a tea room and stopped for a drink and a photo and a chat to the host then I would probably recommend it but it turned out to be the only place during our week holiday where we felt utterly ripped off.
Written March 3, 2019
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Hi Amelia I´m very sorry to hear this. It sounds like you did not do the tour after actually paying for it. Pleas contact me at smari@caving.is because we would like to make this up to you some how. best regards Smári
Written March 4, 2019
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Walter T
Calgary, Canada19 contributions
Couples
We stopped here on a whim just to have a look at it and were very surprised about what we found. The guide was excellent and was well worth the stop.
Written November 10, 2018
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Locentons
Burlington, MA1 contribution
Friends
We randomly ended up in front of this place and the host immediately came out to the parking lot to greet us and tell us about the caves that are located there. The host chatted with us for a few minutes giving us a lot of information about Iceland and answering a lot of our questions, and we didn't even buy anything at that point. After walking up to the caves we stopped there to get a tea on the way back. He has many fancy tea sets and he lets you choose the cup as well as the kind of tea you want to drink. While we drank the tea he was sitting with us giving us advice about this beautiful country. He even suggested us a bar in Reykjavik for the night. A little hard to find but definitely a nice characteristic place that is worth visiting, especially with such a nice host.
Written September 12, 2018
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