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.
This is the tour for the adventure seekers, it takes you beyond the standard tour, all the way to the end of the tunnel where magnificent lava falls and other natural wonders await in the dark. This is truly an unforgettable experience, full of sights and emotions. The Lava Falls tour is the highest rated tour of The Lava Tunnel. It’s done in small groups only, with a designated caving guide. Please note that this tour is more extreme than normal attractions as it traverses over a difficult terrain, including big rocks and boulders so a good balance and good physical health is required.
You will spend 3 – 4 hours in the cave. That being said no prior caving experience is required. We rely solely head torches to navigate through this underground wonderworld so we do not recommend this tour for those that may suffer from some sort of claustrophobia. We also do not recommend this tour for pregnant women or children younger than 12. Passengers must be wearing hiking boots with ankle support. This is extremely important as the terrain is very rocky. Sneakers or low cut shoes will not be allowed due to the risk of an ankle injury. More information about what to wear on the tour can be found on our blog.
Helmets, headlights, gloves and other specialized equipment provided. Hiking boots (with ankle support) and warm clothes are required and we recommend a backpack for water and snack. Bear in mind that there is usually some water dripping from the ceiling so wearing a water resistant or waterproof jacket/clothes is good. Please note that there is a minimum number of two passengers for the Lava Falls Adventure tour. The Lava Tunnel reserves the right to cancel a tour with at least one hour notice if there is insufficient number of passengers. Of course, if The Lava Tunnel cancels your tour you get a full refund. The Lava Tunnel also reserves the right to deny a passenger with insufficient clothing and/or foot wear on the tour.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that the tour will reach the end of the cave in every tour. It really depends on the fitness and overall state of the passengers/group.
This is a difficult tour and only for people in good physical shape. This tour is not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues.
The tunnel is located less than 30 minutes drive (approximately 30 km) from Reykjavík, Iceland 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. The GPS coordinates are: N.63º 56.407 / W. 021º 23.742