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The Cave

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely fantastic experience. The darkness, helmets, head torches and walkways make it fun. I'm no geologist but the cave is visually fascinating, and you learn *so much* (adults too, this definitely isn't just aimed at children!). The whole experience was really topped off by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hwilliams2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the caves on a very cold, foggy day however; this didn't matter as once inside, apart from the odd waterfall it was nice and dry. You need to be relatively well wrapped. You are furnished with a protective helmet as some parts of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool experience in The Cave! This is a guided tour of a lava cave in Iceland where you get to actually descend into the cave. Everything is well organized and it’s an easy walk once you descend using stairs into the cave.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oliapolia
Reviewed December 8, 2018

It is a very cool experience. Ask for tourist guide Maple he makes the tour very interactive and gives a lot of facts not only about the cave but also from icelandic culture and as we were a very tiny group he took us longer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited „The Cave“ and had big luck - our guide María and us two explored the cave all alone, nobody else was booked on this slot. María was supercute and answered every single question. She gave us tons of information, we had a great...More

Thank nordicgirl22
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

The guide did a great job explaining the formations/geology of the cave and he has a great sense of humour. The walk inside the cave was easier than expected due to the wooden walkways and the cave interior is huge. I would visit the cave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendytay33
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I visited the cave with my family and it was truly a memorable experience for everyone. The photos I saw before did not reflect the huge size of the cave and I was very impressed. The guide did a great job and explained the geology...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crisscross101
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Our guide here was full of interesting information, a really enjoyable few hours on the tour. The formations in the lava cave are most unusual and hearing how they formed was interesting. Well worth a half day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sophia27
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This tour was one of the highlights of our Iceland trip, we were not sure we were gonna make it so we booked the last tour of the day and lucky for us there was no one else (guess no one was up for driving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our trip to this cave. It is a family owned business and the the guides are extremely knowledgeable about their subject. They are also really patient and have time for lots of questions about things that are not necessarily to do with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 Elsa D | 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.