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The Cave

| Fljotstunga, Reykholt 320, Iceland
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Fljotstunga, Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This trip was a Plan B, when Plan A got cancelled from weather. We are so glad it worked out for us! It was a smallish group of international people, we appreciated that from the start. The guide, Emilia, was 5*! She had great spunk,...More

Thank h2ochild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our holiday in Iceland. The cave itself is amazing but hearing how it formed it’s actually mind blowing. Our guide Egill was incredibly knowledgeable and also gave us a lot of facts about Iceland, not necessarily related to...More

Thank Miklink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great guides, sturdy stairs and cavernous caves: the Cave delivers. Even if you’re not the most athletic, there are only about three flights of stairs to climb down and then up again. The guides provided plenty of great stories and photo ops to make sure...More

Thank Alisha H
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

The lava cave tour is really worth a visit with our tour guide Emilia making it super interesting with her enthusiasm. Plan enough to get there from Húsafell especially if it has been snowing as the track is not cleared.

Thank lulu1172
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We loved this excursion. It was amazing and not overly expensive. It was a very long lava tube and we really enjoyed he geology of it.

Thank jackoftrades5
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The Cave is off the beaten path - need to travel down dirt roads to reach - but it is well worth the visit. There is a small welcome area with a few restrooms to use. The entrance is a short walk - maybe about...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Víðgelmir lava cave is worth visiting. Emilia, our guide, had an upbeat sense of humour and also showed us different types of lava rocks. Scenic view in winter surrounded by snow. Inside the cave ice stalagmites had formed. An enchanting winter wonderland experience!

Thank Sunny L
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to this lava cave. The guide knew her stuff about the geology of volcanoes and lava and the cave was amazing. Great experience.

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A nice tour to a lava tube and cave was informative, fun and memorable. Emilia, our tour guide was superb- kind and helpful beyond expectations (helped my 82 year old mother all the way through), knowledgable, fun and entertaining.

Thank NatasaPK
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Our guide Maria was delightful and the experience was unique--heading deep down into a worm-like cave in the Icelandic lava fields formed 1100 years ago. Very cool. Our one suggestion would be to have a few more signs along the route indicating YES, you are...More

Thank Anne W
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Christian B
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Philip G | 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.