1. Iceland
  2. Norðurland eystra (North-East Region)
  3. Akureyri
  4. Mývatn

From Akureyri: Full-Day Lofthellir Ice Cave Exploration

Product ID: 102617
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This Cave Exploration Lofthellir Tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up available in Akureyri.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the fascinating natural ice sculptures inside Lofthellir Cave
  • Walk across a lava field on your way to the cave
  • Visit the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn
Full description
Discover the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland. 

The tour will start with a drive straight to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri and from there, along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell. Continue on through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the base of Mount Hvannfell.

After a 20 minute walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless ropey lava, you will reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. Spend at least 1 hour inside the cave, taking in this unbelievable natural phenomenon. Make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn before returning to Akureyri.
Includes
  • Fully guided tour
  • Transportation
  • Cave exploration equipment (helmet, headlights and studded boots)
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
• Reach the cave in a 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field
• The short entry (approximately 1.5 meters) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter
• There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C
• Due to weather and/or road conditions, you might have a longer journey time or cancellation of the tour