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Lava Tunnel Tour
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8 reviews | 49 travellers
Very good the tour, impressive the tunnel, the different colors of the stones, the incredible stalactites and stalagmites. I fell before entering the tunnel, because there was a lot of snow, I was scared, but when I entered, it reminded me of the Alibaba cave !!!
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US$ 99.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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.

Exploring the Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel
Volcanic caves of Raufarhólshellir
Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube
Inside the lava tunnel
Appreciating the geology of Raufarhólshellir
Raufarhólshellir is a famous Icelandic lava tunnel

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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children between 12 and 15 years old Children between 3 and 12 years old Children under 3
US$ 99.60
US$ 49.80
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 99.60
  • Children between 12 and 15 years old

    US$ 49.80
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

  • Children under 3

    not permitted

More Information


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.


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 until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.



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.

US$ 99.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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).