The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour (Raufarhólshellir) - Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Details :
    Raufarhólshellir, Iceland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhlshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. Located just 30-40 minutes from Reykjavk, the tunnel is easily accessible year round. Discover the inner workings of a volcanic eruption and walk along the path where lava flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred approximately 5200 years ago. Our approximately one hour whereas platforms and lights have been incorporated - making the experience of visiting the cave simply breathtaking. The tour includes all necessary equipment. Choose your preferred departure time upon booking. Please note that this tour does not include pick up and is for self driving passengers only.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Small-group tour

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

Explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner in a small-group tour. The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass; however, a footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain, making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel.

The tour is offered every hour from 10am to 5pm and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. By pre-booking your time slot, you'll guarantee your place for the hour of your preference. Helmets and lights provided. Warm clothes and sturdy shoes are recommended, and bear in mind that there is usually some water dripping from the ceiling, so wearing a water resistant or waterproof jacket and clothes is recommended. It can also make a difference to bring a smile along the way.




Professional guide


Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommend for children under the age of 3

Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues

Sturdy shoes are important and it is recommend that you bring rain coat / jacket.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Great guide, funny, informative. I only wished it were longer! If you have trouble walking on uneven surfaces please heed their advice and don’t go! If you have trouble seeing in low light conditions please heed their advice and don’t go. They state it for a reason! Otherwise, a very safe tour.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    Love every minute. Only wish that we had known about the extreme tour to do that as it is more active and longer. Anna made the experience great. Sadly we were her last tour. Highly recommend though.

  • 12-Jan-2018

    Fitted this tour in on our trip visited the lava tunnel with my 2 kids 15 and 7 both really enjoyed it. Staff are really friendly and loads of opportunities for amazing photos.