Iceland from below - The Lava Tunnel

Join us on a half-day lava caving tour just 30 minutes from Reykjavík. We explore Raufarhólshellir lava tube cave, It’s a great option for the whole family! Lava tubing is a fantastic way to explore Iceland from a different point of view and all of the curious shapes in the cave.


Map for Iceland from below - The Lava Tunnel tour
  • Duration:3 hours
  • Season:All year
  • Operates:Daily
  • Departure times:09:00, 13:00
  • Price:Adult:12500 ISK
     Age 12-15:6251 ISK
     Age 3-11:Free
  • Tour ID:DT15


  • A certified caving guide
  • Pick up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Drop off at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • For hotels located in the city center, pick up and drop off is at special bus stops near the hotels.
  • Helmet and head torch

Not Included

  • Lunch and refreshments


Iceland is known for its volcanic activity across the country. This is your chance to explore the fascinating subterranean landscape of one of Iceland’s many lava fields.
Raufarhólshellir is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. This is a great opportunity to see the path of an ancient volcanic eruption. The Leitahraun eruption carved out the landscape around 5200 years ago. Every winter, wondrous icicles appear at the mouth of the cave.
The tunnel stretches about 4500 ft (1360 m), 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high. less multitude of colors and jagged rock formations, this lava caving tour is sure to give you a unique and captivating experience. This is a perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and discover something completely new. In the winter time, you are sure to see some amazing icicles hanging from the cave roof on your underworld adventure. Prepare to get down on all fours on this great half day tour. Your half-day lava caving adventure will end with a drop off to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Please note: This tour is not available for children under the age of 3.

Other Information

Note: This tour is not available for children under the age of 3

Closeout dates:
This tour is not operated on:
24 December - public holiday
25 December - public holiday
31 December - public holiday
01 January - public holiday

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are highly recommended.

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. A warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

Similar day tours:

DT57 – Inside the Volcano

DT60 – Black and Blue

DT75 – Hot Springs and Lava Cave

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