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    Very positive experience, at first I was a little skeptical due to some negative reviews but I have to say that in the end it was an interesting and fun experience. The guide was a very nice guy, he explained in a simple way many details about Icelandic geology and the creation of the lava tunnels. The excursion inside lasted almost an hour. On the way back the bus driver dropped us off near the hotel so great!
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  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 3 hours
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Delve into a volcanic lava tube on this tour of the caves of Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, on this tour from Reykjavik.

Delve into a volcanic lava tube on this tour of the caves of Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, on this tour from Reykjavik.

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

After meeting at your chosen time at the BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik, we'll set off from the Icelandic capital towards the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, located just half an hour's drive away.

Once we reach the cave, we'll get kitted out with safety helmets with flashlights to embark on a guided tour of the lava tube. The one-hour visit will take us on a route around the caves and underground galleries created by volcanic activity over 5000 years ago.

The tunnel is almost 4,500 feet (1,360 metres) long, making it the fourth-longest lava tube in Iceland, and our low-difficulty walk will cover around 1,150 feet (350 metres) of it, allowing us to see an amazing array of colours created by the different volcanic minerals embedded in the rock. What's more, we'll learn all about the natural phenomena that shaped this geological gem. The Scandinavian country has several lava tunnels, but Raufarhólshellir is one of the most spectacular.

The Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel has several wooden staircases and walkways that allow us to visit different areas of the cave in complete safety. Among them is a very special cave: perhaps you'll recognise it from the movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, that was filmed here.

At the end of our visit to the lava tunnel, we'll make the return journey to our original departure point by bus, where you'll be dropped off around 30 minutes later.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 15 Children between 3 and 5 Children under 3
US$ 96.70
US$ 48.30
Free
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 96.70
  • Children between 6 and 15

    US$ 48.30
  • Children between 3 and 5

    Free
  • Children under 3

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Transport by bus with WiFi on board

English–speaking guide

Entry to Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel

Helmet, flashlight and all necessary equipment to explore the tunnel

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Vatnsmýrarvegur, 10 (BSI Bus Terminal).

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