The Cave People

The Cave People, Laugarvatn: Hours, Address, The Cave People Reviews: 4.5/5

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The Cave People

The Cave People
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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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Will C
Philadelphia3 contributions
Memorable little historic site
Mar 2020
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, Denmark162 contributions
Funny place
Jul 2020 • 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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Johann T
Akureyri, Iceland57 contributions
Fantastic guided tour
Jul 2020 • 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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Eygló V
Reykjavik, Iceland12 contributions
Not open
Jun 2020
it was advertised open but when we got there it was closed. We drove up there but no one was there and everyting was closed.
Written July 13, 2020
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So sorry you came after closing time. Due to these strange times we had to cut opening hours, we are open 11-16 on weekdays and 11-17 on weekends. This information is on our website, facebook, google, and trip advisor. I´m afraid we had already printed and put out brochures saying we were open till 18 before covid. Those are hard to track down. hope you give us another chance next time you are in the area. best regards, Smári
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Paradise62007907277
4 contributions
Committed guide and very inspiring tour
Dec 2019
Me and my friends highly recommend this tour! A bit offside but if only for the view worth it! Situated on a lonely mountainside lies the cave house. No big parking lot and no crowds of tourists if you fancy low key. The old stable converted into coffee shop was the coziest I’ve been to in years and Rajiv, our guide, made more out of the two small rooms that the caves consisted of than what you might first imagine. Incredibly knowledgeable and inspiring!
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you so much for great review. We really appreciate you taking the time and are very happy that you enjoyed our tour so much.
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pinczez2016
Opole, Poland26 contributions
Very pleasant surprise
Nov 2019
We stepped in on the way, and it was well worth it. We took a guided tour, and although this is a very small place to visit there is an interesting history, and the owner puts his entire heart into sharing it with his visitors. We really liked it!
Written November 16, 2019
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Sjarvis696
15 contributions
Found by accident!
Nov 2019
Driving to pingvellir we saw a sign for cave people, couldn’t resist, and what a find!!! Down a snowy track, in the back of beyond, feeling we were somewhere we shouldn’t be, we found a lovely Icelandic chap who gave us (and another couple, who saw the signs, like us and had followed the trail) a personal tour. Beautiful story. Magical place. Won’t spoil it by saying anything else. Just go!! Made our day. I could live there!!❤️
Written November 15, 2019
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate it.
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Amanda
Melbourne, FL5 contributions
Short and Sweet
Nov 2019 • Friends
We pulled in on two wheels after seeing the sign on the side of the road and quickly made our way to the cave in time for the last tour of the day. It was 20 bucks and we only spent about 20 minutes but it was packed with a bunch of interesting info about the region. Our host was great and I recommend this as a quick stop on the long haul of the golden circle.
Written November 12, 2019
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HerneBayCharley
herne bay97 contributions
interesting detour
Oct 2019
I am not sure how anyone has been able to stumble across this as it is miles from anywhere and a long way down a gravel track. It is just two small adjoining caves, one a cafe and one furnished as a dwelling. The guide is excellent but is it rather expensive (over £12 each for maybe a 20 min visit). There is a very pushy ram who tries to eat everybody's food and moves from car to car as it sees doors opening and food being eaten much to the joy of all the youngsters (and adults).
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate it.
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Rok G
7 contributions
Wow!
Nov 2019 • Solo
The guide is really nice and tries to show you the atmosphere in which cave people lived in the past. He is very talkative and answers you all the quedtions you ask. The saga about the people is very interesting and worth to hear it. We spoke also about the situation and living conditions in Iceland.
I suggest you to sit in side, drink a coffee like people Who pass this place did in the past. Worth to visit for sure.
Written November 5, 2019
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