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The Cave

257 reviews
Reykholt, Iceland
About The Cave
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.
Opens in 21 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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30 reviews
No matter what the weather, every day is a perfect day for caving. Explore Iceland's subterranean side and witness the majesty of its unique geology from below. Well-lit, and level, this family-friendly tour is suitable for all ages, and available year round.
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$59.29 per adult
Lava Cave and Geothermal Adventure Tour from Reykjavik
4 reviews
This tour allows you to explore Iceland's largest natural lava cave, as well as the most powerful hot spring in Europe and the Hraunfossar lava waterfalls in a single 10-hour tour. Take a guided walk through the Víðgelmir cave and relax in the Húsafell geothermal pool.
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$196.00 per adult
5 reviews
Feel the power of the volcanic energy that has shaped Iceland’s epic landscapes on this small-group door-to-door day tour. See Snorralaug hot spring and Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, marvel at Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, soak in the Krauma natural spa, and descend into The Cave (Viðgelmir), one of Iceland’s largest lava caves. Besides skipping the expense of self-drive, enjoy onboard Wi-Fi along the journey.
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$185.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the tour the morning of Sunday April 28th, 2019 with Hlynur. The end of April is a lower tourist season for all activities, so we were able to get a private tour and it was great. Hlynur showed us all sorts of different...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family booked a tour of the Cave and are very glad we did. It was the last sight we saw in Iceland and it was a great way to finish our stay on the island. Driving to the Cave gives you a nice experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William H
Reviewed April 12, 2019

The tour was very interesting, the guide was knowledgeable and informative. The only comment I would have is that the wooden path was a bit too man-made for this natural cave. I would rather have some kind of pathway that fits more to it's nature....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Well not sure what I was expecting to see, we planned a day out from Reykavik. I chose Krauma and my Husband chose the cave. On arriving we were greeted by Megan. Who gave us a detailed and very enthusiastic tour of the ice cave....More

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Reviewed March 21, 2019

Nice experience walking through a lava cave with a great knowledgeable and entertaining guide. They provide helmets and you need to climb up and down about 3 flights of steps at the beginning and at the end. Once you are in the cave it is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vicki C
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Visited The Cave @ Vidgelmir and learned so much about lava caves formation. Thanks to Marja, our tour guide for explaining how the cave was formed in lay man's term for newbie like me. It makes alot of sense and really love the tour. Highly...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

We took a day drive to explore the area and decided to check out The Cave — not something we had planned to do. We arrived 5 minutes before a tour was about to start — perfect timing! We were able to join a group...More

Thank 694seana
Reviewed March 17, 2019

We had only been in limestone caves before this. If you have never been in a lava cave, this experience is worth it! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to experience 100% darkness in the middle of the tour (he asked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hanna H
Reviewed February 28, 2019

We went here as part of a tour, and I'm so glad we did. I've been in limestone caves (I love them), but a lava cave is a different animal. Our tour guide was very informative & invited questions. There were some amazing colors. There's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kbochick
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

A lovely day out! Set at the base of a glacier with breathtaking panoramic 360 views all around. The tour is good value, lasts for around 2 hours and ia very interesting! our guide was friendly, welcoming, funny and knowledgeable! All in all a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark C
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Christian B
May 1, 2017|
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Response from philipgD8503MB | Reviewed this property |
Last tour is at 3 pm and it is literally in the midst dele of nowhere.
Jo B
April 16, 2017|
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Response from elsad561 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's closed off and only available with a tour guide
June 14, 2016|
Response from yes-Rvk | Reviewed this property |
Their website is quoted in this listing, as well as their phone number and even a map, as usual, in TripAdvisor listings. Anyway, it's: thecave dot is.