Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round.
A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.
We offer two kinds of tours to The Lava Tunnel. The Standard tour takes you to the part of the tunnel that is easily accessible for everyone and the journey last approximately 55 - 60 minutes (also available with transfer). The extreme tour is for the true explorers that want to take on adventures tour to the bottom of the cave. The tour is approximately 3-4 hours in the tunnel or total of 5 hours with the possibility of pick up and drop off in the Reykjavik area.
Our standard tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. A footbridge has been built and impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel.
This is a standard tour that includes a bus fare from Reykjavik. Our standard tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. A footbridge has been built and impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel.
The Lava Falls Adventure Tour takes you off the beaten path and into the depths of The Lava Tunnel to explore the source of the cave, the magnificent Lava Falls. The Adventure tour requires good fitness and balance. It takes on average 3-4 hours, relying on an experienced guide and head torches to navigate this wonder.
The standard tour takes approximately 1 hour and this evening version is ideal to combine with evening activity such as Northern light hunt or dinner along the south coast. We will end the tour with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. The evening tour is available Thursday´s through Monday.