Guided tour

Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 59.80 per person

Explore the hidden world of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel on a caving tour. Discover the subterranean world of a lava tube and see the results of volcanic activity as you walk through the tunnel.

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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pick-up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick-up points. Contact the tour operator to arrange a hotel pick-up.
Small group available


  • Explore the subterranean world of a typical Icelandic lava tube
  • Crawl and walk through the curious rock formations
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to the cave
  • Discover recent volcanic activity in the lava caves
Full description

Explore the fascinating world beneath the lava fields on this caving tour. Located near Reykjavik, it’s a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube, providing a truly unique experience as you explore the dark and mysterious underworld. During your adventure, see curious rock formations left behind by the last volcanic eruption. In winter the cave is often filled with glistening icicles of all shapes and sizes, a sight not soon forgotten.

After you have been equipped with all necessary caving gear, crawl beneath the surface of the earth to explore the fairytale passages and crevasses of the cave. With guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every day of the year, put on a pair of good shoes and gloves, and bring a sense of adventure for this unorthodox trip. It helps if you are not afraid of the dark.

  • Pickup from Reykjavik with Wi-Fi onboard (if option selected)
  • Caving and caving gear
  • Certified guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

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  • It is recommended that you bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves, good hiking shoes and lunch
  • Available extras for a small fee: Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and waterproof pants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 150 reviews

Review summary

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It was a very nice, but also very short trip. This is an approx. 1 hour tour through a lava tunnel. Our guide Dimi took a lot of time to explain everything well, clearly and in detail. However, you should be sure-footed as the path leads over relatively loose rocks and there is little lighting in the cave (apart from the headlamps).

October 17, 2022

We really enjoyed this tour. The cave guide was so informative and funny. It was wonderful to see the lava tunnel and learn its history. We would recommend this tour. Once you keep your eye on where you're walking and watch your step, it's very safe. Not too strenuous to walk. Peter, our bus guide was very nice and friendly. Pick up was on time. All very well organised.

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April 6, 2022

Definitely a very special experience for us that we will remember for a long time. I recommend doing the tour in a group that is as small as possible, as there is not that much space. Our guide Harry was awesome, very easy going and with some funny stories. He gave us enough time for questions and photos. All in all a great tour that should not be missed on an Iceland vacation!

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March 2, 2020

Product ID: 26044