1. Iceland
  2. Southern Region, Iceland
  3. Selfoss
  4. Raufarhólshellir

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

Product ID: 106579
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Explore an underground lava tube created by the mighty power of a volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago on a journey through the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. Experience one of the longest lava tubes in Iceland, easily accessible all year round.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magnificent lava tunnel of Raufarhólshellir
  • Explore spellbinding lava formations rarely seen outside Iceland
  • Enjoy the guide's overview of the cave’s geology and history
Full description
Meet us at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and experience one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. Embark on an unforgettable adventure through a natural phenomenon, just 30 minutes drive from the capital.

As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. A footbridge has been built inside the lava tube to make it easier to navigate and lights have been installed to further enhance the experience and highlight the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Cave Raufarhólshellir is one of the most expansive lava tubes in Iceland with its ceiling usually around 10 m (30 ft) high.

Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures, its ties with the ancient Indian tribes and other enjoyable tidbits. The standard tour takes approximately 1 hour and is suitable for anyone comfortable walking on an uneven surface and up and down steep stairs. Please note that this booking is for the standard tour without pick-up.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel
  • Helmets and headlamps
  • Crampons (in winter)
  • Gloves (for the extreme option)

When you get there

Meeting point

Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, Þorlákshafnarvegur.

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