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. Navigate through the wonderous lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. Just a short 30 minute drive from Reykjavík, this natural wonder is easily accessible all year round. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the Standard Tour accessible for most people. An award winning lighting highlights the changing colors manifesting the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel. The Lava Tunnel is located at one of the best Northern lights sightseeing sport around Reykjavik and is therefore an ideal combination with your evening program outside Reykjavik. Seeing the Northern lights is never a guarantee but our caving adventure is guaranteed fun!
This winter (´til 15th of April) we will have an evening tour (Thursday through Monday) and we can therefore offer access to our standard tour after regular working hours. Evening reservations are open to the public but reservations must be done at least 8 hours in advance. The tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. It is necessary to pre-book an evening tour as our reception/ticket sale is not open during the evening times.
Helmets and lights provided as well as crampons (anti-slip shoe grips) if needed. Warm clothes and hiking shoes are needed and bear in mind that there is usually some water dripping from the ceiling so wearing a water resistant or water proof jacket/clothes is recommended. A cup of hot chocolate is included in the evening tours.
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.
The tunnel is located around 30-35 minutes drive (approximately 30 km) from Reykjavík and accessible by all vehicles. Driving from Reykjavík east on Route 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto Route 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. The parking area will be on your left hand side. You can also find us on google maps (under the name "Raufarholshellir" or "The Lava Tunnel"). The GPS coordinates are: N.63º 56.407 / W. 021º 23.742