Evening Lava Tunnel Tour

Navigate through the wonderous lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. This evening version is ideal to combine with evening activity such as Northern light hunt or dinner along the south coast.
Available: Oct - April
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-hour
Minimum Age: 3 years old
Pick Up: Not available
Price From: ISK 7.200

Tour Highlights

✅ Guided lava tunnel tour during the evening
✅ Navigate through the wonderous lava tunnel Raufarholshellir
✅ One of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland
✅ One of the best Northern Lights spots around Reykjavik
✅ An informative guide will take you through the cave and tell you all about the geological formations, as well as sharing wonderous tales of Hollywood adventures and other fascinating tidbits.

Tour Details

Minimum age: 3 years old
Duration: 1 hour
Departures: 21:00
Included: Guided caving tour, flashlight, and helmet, crampons and hot chocolate.
Not included: Transfer to and from the cave.
Difficulty: Easy
Bring with you: Warm clothes and hiking shoes

The tunnel is located less than 30 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 view the exact location on google maps. The GPS coordinates are: N.63º 56.407 / W. 021º 23.742

 

Navigate through the wonderous lava tunnel Raufarholshellir, one of the longest and best-
known lava tubes in Iceland. Just a short 30-minute drive from Reykjavik, this natural wonder is
easily accessible all year round.

5.200 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption forced tons of molten lava through the earth,
forming a 1.300-metre long lava tube. This tube is known as Raufarholshellir and is the longest
lava tunnel in Iceland. Exploring this natural phenomenon is a unique experience and a great
opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption, as one gets to follow the path
of the lava that flowed all those centuries ago.

In the forefront of the cave, a collapse in the cave-ceiling has formed three natural skylights that send rays of sunlight shooting through the cave and onto the rock bed below. As winter sets in and frost and snow grip the landscape, huge ice sculptures from inside the cave making the visit a truly wondrous and unique experience.

Tour Description

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!

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