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Lava Tunnel Tour

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.

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 3 years old.

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.

Price

Adults Children between 12 and 15 years old Children between 3 and 12 years old
US$ 89.40
US$ 44.70
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 89.40
  • Children between 12 and 15 years old

    US$ 44.70
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively 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?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Reykjavík).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

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

US$ 89.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Vatnsmýrarvegur, 10 (BSI Bus Terminal).

Cancellations

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.