• Tour code: 2970AH15
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Discover the lava ‘tube’ tunnels and caves below Iceland’s volcanic plateaus on this 3-hour caving trip from Reykjavik. Hop inside an air-conditioned coach and travel into Iceland’s stark countryside to a lava field. Don specialist caving clothing, including a helmet with headlight, and follow an expert guide into the narrow lava caves. Walk and crawl past multicolored lava rocks, flakes and formations; see stalactites and stalagmites; and hear how and when they were formed. Ideal for adventure-lovers, this tour involves experiencing Iceland’s secret underground in tight quarters and crawling for periods of time, and may not be suitable for those uncomfortable in small spaces.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Reykjavik to Iceland's underground caves and craters
  • See the lava formations and amazing colors as you enter the caves
  • Marvel at the stalactites and rock formations
  • Caving gear (helmet, headlight, coveralls and gloves) included
  • Tour involves crossing uneven terrain and passing through narrow tunnels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Iceland Lava Tunnels and Caves Tour from Reykjavik

Caves and Craters of Iceland Tour

After pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel, travel by air-conditioned coach into Iceland’s countryside.

Admire the craggy mountains and volcanic plains, and listen as your guide explains how Iceland’s landscapes hide a subterranean network of caves and craters. These were formed when the surface lava hardened and the hot, fluid magma underneath continued to flow, eventually forming tubes and caves.

After roughly an hour on the road, arrive at a lava system of tubes and chambers. Don your coveralls, gloves and helmet with a flashlight, and after a safety briefing, follow your experienced guide into the narrow caves.

Make your way into the cave and be struck by the extraordinary variety of colors and formations of lava around you. Hear how the different lava streams are the result of different eruptions through the centuries.

Be ready to scramble over uneven terrain and crawl along some stretches, and stop to admire incredible rock formations, and stalactites and stalagmites.

There are no handrails or cave lights — just your helmet beams and your guide to lead the way — so the tour is only suitable for those who are confident walking on rough ground and maneuvering in tight spaces.

After exploring underground, return to the surface and end your tour back in Reykjavik.

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