Paradisarhellir CaveCurrently Open
- Address: Fit, Iceland, Selfoss
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Waterfall, Family And Kids
The Paradisarhellir Cave also popularly known as Paradise Cave is a famous attraction in South Iceland just near the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Reaching the cave requires a small hike and a little climbing. The cave is quite well known in Iceland for a 16th century love story that is associated with it. A young man named Hjalti was in love with a well off lady called Anna. Anna’s brother was against the relationship and tried his best to stop it, so Hjalti had to run off and hide for 4 years in the cave. Inside the cave one can find many inscriptions said to be from the 16th century. The cave is an ideal place for tourists who don’t mind getting their clothes dirty and want some hands on adventure.
- The path from parking to the cave may get muddy and swampy so wearing of gum boots with good grip is recommended.
- One has to climb to the cave using a rope so it is not recommended for people having a heart disease or similar ailments.
- Sunset and sunrise timings may drastically vary in Iceland and thus visiting timings should also be altered according to month of visit.
- By renting a car.
- By tour bus.
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83.73% of people who visit Selfoss include Paradisarhellir Cave in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
55.17% of people start their Paradisarhellir Cave visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Paradisarhellir Cave
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paradisarhellir Cave
As people say, the pin is located on the wrong spot. I would say rather small cave but the climbing was exciting! At the time of our visit both a climbing rope and a chain was in place.
I can't get here because whole trail to it was drowned from rain water...
First of all... Understand what you're about to visit. Check out the photos. If you really want to do it - I think its waste of time and its dangerous - the GPS coordinates are: 63.597267,-19.958549 (cave) and 63.596802,-19.969739 (parking) The cave is tiny about 15qm. The 5 star rating of this other guy is ironic. There is nothing interesting. Some names in a stone. You must be in really good physical condition. You must climb 8 meter but there is a iron chain + rope. An experience climber should have no problems.
Phenomenal cave... first climb half-way up a mountain, then enter the cave through a tiny entrance... The cave is enormous. This is the largest cave I have ever seen.
This is not very well marked and wrong on GPS! Follow the sign in Iceland that says "Paradisarhellir" (which is one street west on route 1 of the GPS location) and park in the lot. You hike 15 minutes up and hop a fence to the right of the trail. Don't head west of the trail at the top. The trail was very wet in Sept and our shoes were wet. We were excited to use the chains to get in the cave, but it was very difficult and we were not able to do it. I would say that rock climbers and other expert climbers could do this, but not people who don't have any experience rock climbing. It's straight up the chain at least 15-20 feet. It was still really cool to hike over to it.