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The Cave

Reykholt, Iceland
About The Cave
A Family owned and operated tour company offering tours into Iceland's largest lava cave, Víðgelmir. An amazing underworld full of color awaits those who visit Viðgelmir lava cave. The Cave is 1585 meters long and is claimed to hold no rival in Iceland. With an all new walkway and permanent lighting system the first 700 meter can now be enjoyed with ease. This provides a cave that is family friendly. A tour to the caves end is for those who desire more adventure.
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Katya wrote a review Sep 4
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Hlynur "Maple" was the absolute highlight of the lava cave tour. He was very knowledgeable, engaging, and kept the atmosphere delightfully humorous. The lava cave was stunning (much more intact and preserved than Raufarhólshellir which has very few stalactites)and should be on everyone's must do list while in Iceland! Make sure you ask for Hlynur as he will make it a trip to remember! Thanks for the experience!
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Date of experience: September 2021
Sarah D wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia223 contributions34 helpful votes
Amazing! My tour guide was called Jess. It was a pleasure to have someone with so much technical expertise leading the tour. She knew so much about the composition of rock formations and was enthusiastic about sharing the information. She was energetic and upbeat and funny and informative. The gentlemen at the front desk were lovely as well. I had a blast doing this tour- it was a birthday gift to myself I won’t soon forget!!!
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bas0921 wrote a review Jul 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina765 contributions203 helpful votes
The Cave is an interesting and educational activity. We booked our tickets in advance (recommend doing that). There is a lot to see and learn in the 1 1/2 tour! The walk is on a board walk and is not overly strenuous. (One tight spot). It is a bit chilly (32F) so bundle up.
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Date of experience: July 2021
Stefanie H wrote a review Jul 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska1173 contributions475 helpful votes
We wanted to visit a lava cave while in Iceland and were happy with our choice to see the cave Vidgelmir near Husafell. Leave a little extra time to arrive, since you will drive down an unpaved road to get to the office. We walked over to the cave with our helmets and descended with our guide. There is a boardwalk, and the cave is accessible, although there is a squeeze part of the way through. This was a very interesting tour, and when you are all the way through into the interior, we got to turn off our headlamps and stand in the complete darkness. We had a great time!
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Date of experience: June 2021
Natalie L wrote a review Jun 2021
Caribbean27 contributions41 helpful votes
We had a fantastic experience on this tour. Our guide, Maple, taught us so much about lava tubes and lave fields and pointed out so many interesting geological facts and discoveries in the cave. He was also a great story teller and has an incredible, dry sense of humor. I am still remembering some of the funny things he said! If you want to visit one lava tube in Iceland, I would go to this one...with Maple!
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Date of experience: May 2021