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Raufarhólshellir: Lava Falls Adventure Tour

Activity provider: The Lava Tunnel

Raufarhólshellir: Lava Falls Adventure Tour

Activity provider: The Lava Tunnel

From US$ 155.75 per person

Travel deep into one of Iceland's largest lava tubes. Go off the beaten path on an underground adventure and explore the source of the cave, the magnificent lava falls.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Trek through a 5,000-year-old lava tube
  • See amazing lava formations, including the lava falls at the very end of the cave
  • Enjoy an authentic underground adventure as you hike over large boulders in the dark
Full description
Your Lava Falls adventure tour takes you off the beaten path into the depths of one of Iceland's largest lava tubes, known as Raufarholshellir. Throughout your tour, discover the many wonders of the underground and witness evidence of how the lava flowed through there over 5,000 years ago. The tour goes over difficult terrain, including big rocks and boulders. It takes on average 3-4 hours to complete, relying on an experienced guide and head torches to navigate through this underground wonder. Once you reach the end of the cave and the source of the underground flow, you are rewarded with views of the amazing lava falls - a rare lava formation that can be seen in only a few places in the world. This tour is designed for those that want adventure, and sees you traveling a total distance over 1.3 kilometers inside the lava tube to witness it's incredible colors. The tour is conducted in small groups of a maximum of 8 people, and is led by an expert caving guide.
  • Guided tour in English
  • Helmet and headlamp
  • Crampons (in winter)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please make sure to arrive at the Lava Tunnel 15 minutes before the departure time. When you arrive, enter the service building and check in to the reception.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that while no prior caving experience is required, it is a more extreme activity that requires traversing over difficult terrain, including large boulders and up and down hills
  • A good sense of balance and overall good fitness level is required to complete this tour
  • The average time spent underground is between 3-4 hours depending on the speed of the group
  •  Although the cave is quite large this tour is not recommended for those that may suffer from claustrophobia
  • The minimum age limit for this tour is 12
  • Participants must wear hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Please note that eating or smoking/vaping is not allowed inside the cave
  •  Bathrooms are available in the service building before and after the tour
Customer reviews

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Excelente guia, vale la pena la experiencia

October 8, 2022


Such a fun and different experience! We had an amazing tour guide, Soley. She was very knowledgeable about the area and really made the experience one to never forget. 10/10 would recommend for anyone looking for adventure but needs to be physically capable.

October 11, 2022

Product ID: 370211