Delve into a volcanic lava tube on this tour of the caves of Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, on this tour from Reykjavik.
Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour
After meeting at your chosen time at the BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik, we'll set off from the Icelandic capital towards the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, located just half an hour's drive away.
Once we reach the cave, we'll get kitted out with safety helmets with flashlights to embark on a guided tour of the lava tube. The one-hour visit will take us on a route around the caves and underground galleries created by volcanic activity over 5000 years ago.
The tunnel is almost 4,500 feet (1,360 metres) long, making it the fourth-longest lava tube in Iceland, and our low-difficulty walk will cover around 1,150 feet (350 metres) of it, allowing us to see an amazing array of colours created by the different volcanic minerals embedded in the rock. What's more, we'll learn all about the natural phenomena that shaped this geological gem. The Scandinavian country has several lava tunnels, but Raufarhólshellir is one of the most spectacular.
The Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel has several wooden staircases and walkways that allow us to visit different areas of the cave in complete safety. Among them is a very special cave: perhaps you'll recognise it from the movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, that was filmed here.
At the end of our visit to the lava tunnel, we'll make the return journey to our original departure point by bus, where you'll be dropped off around 30 minutes later.
Who can participate in this tour?
The minimum age to participate in this activity is 3 years old.
|Adults||Children between 12 and 15 years old||Children between 3 and 12 years old|
Children between 12 and 15 years oldUS$ 42.80
Children between 3 and 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Transport by bus with WiFi on board.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel.
Helmet, flashlight and all necessary equipment to explore the tunnel.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Reykjavík).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).
Vatnsmýrarvegur, 10 (BSI Bus Terminal).