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Lava Tunnel Walk and Whale Watching

Begin your day by exploring the amazing Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. This tour starts with complimentary hotel pick-up in Reykjavík, and you will be transported from the city to the lava tunnel (approx. 45 minutes). Join your guide as you explore the lava tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. There is a footbridge and several paths over the roughest part of the terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel.







You will spend 55-60 minutes in the tunnel, and it is recommended to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes with ankle support. Helmets and lights are provided on location. After the tour you will be brought to the Old Harbour for your next part of the adventure, Whale Watching.

Explore the magical Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, followed by an afternoon at sea searching for whales – a full day of fun!

We sail out at 13:00 for a 3-3.5 hour whale watching tour on one of our largest boats, Andrea. Grab a pair of the thermal overalls before heading to the top deck, or choose to grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the on-board cafe. Your guide will share their knowledge about the wildlife you might encounter on Faxaflói bay – not to mention all the spectacular nature that surrounds you when out on the bay. The whales you might encounter in the area are humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. End the tour back in the tour back in the beautiful Old Harbour area. Please note: hotel drop-off is not included after the whale watching, but can be added for an additional fee ahead of time.

21.900 isk
Minimum age:
3 years old
Total duration:
7 hours

For most people although we do not recommend to those that have difficulties with balance, difficulties walking on uneven surface (such as snow) or difficulties walking up or down steep stairs.

09.00 (Pick-up begins 08.30)
The Lava Tunnel: Bus fare, Guided caving tour (English), Flashlight & helmet. Whale Watching: Guided boat tour in English (3-3,5 hours) Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes), Free WI-FI, Cafeteria/Snack bar on-board WCs on-board Free ticket to try again if there are no sightings!
Not Included:
hotel drop-off is not included after the whale watching, but can be added for an additional fee ahead of time.
Bring with you:
Warm clothes, sturdy shoes (preferably hiking shoes)

How to arrive at The Lava Tunnel

The transfer to The Lava Tunnel is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. Please be on the lookout for a Reykjavík Excursions bus for your pick-up.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our guide was both knowledgeable and funny. The cave is remarkable and fascinating. I would recommend this to anyone!

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