Lava Caving At Leidarendi With Transport From Reykjavik

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Explore Icelands ancient underground lava tunnels at Leiarendi on a 2-hour caving experience with transport from Reykjavik! Hidden deep beneath the stunning Blue Mountains (Blhnjkur), Leiarendi cave is home to a volcanic wonderland of rock formations, ice and craters. Using specialist caving equipment, follow a local guide and hike through the tunnels to the cave, discovering Icelands otherworldly sights at their finest.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Depart from your central Reykjavik pick up point by an air-conditioned minivan and travel to a typical Icelandic lava cave.

En route, listen as your certified guide describes how the lava tube was formed in an eruption, when lava solidified above the ground while magma flowed and moved beneath it, eventually forming twisted corridors and chambers.

On arrival at the plateau, put on your provided specialist caving equipment, including a helmet with a flashlight. Then, after a safety briefing, follow your guide into the cave.

With your way illuminated by your helmet torch, head through the tunnel behind your guide. Be prepared to crawl over uneven terrain along some sections as you progress.

While you explore, soak in the silent and eerie beauty around you nature at its rawest. See the beginnings of new stalactites and stalagmites, and ogle the multicolored lava formations and streams evident in the walls and ceiling as your guide explains how the different types of lava indicate different eruptions through the ages.

After discovering the cave, emerge back into the daylight and change out of your caving gear. Then, relax on your minivan journey back to Reykjavik, where your trip ends.

Inclusions for Lava Caving At Leidarendi With Transport From Reykjavik

  • Small group guarantee
  • Reykjavik pick up & return
  • Certified guide
  • All necessary caving gear

Exclusions for Lava Caving At Leidarendi With Transport From Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age: 10 years old

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and hiking shoes.

Please note that during the summer time this tour takes you to Gjabakkahellir lava cave. During the winter months it will take you to Leidarendi lava cave.

Caving equipment will be provided, however you are advised to wear good hiking shoes and gloves

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Extremely friendly guide who explained and guided us very well. However, I would definitely not recommend this tour if you are older, have back or knee problems, or of course are claustrophobic. Otherwise, great tour. Helmets were helpful! Lol.

  • I enjoyed the caving but I would not recommend this if you are unfit or elderly. You need to be able to crawl thought certain areas. Majority of the time you are hunched over. Our guide was great.

  • Absolutely awesome, breath taking and personally challenging experience. A fantastic way to learn of and to appreciate the sheer size, power and magnitude of this natural phenomena. A good pair of hiking boots and knee pads recommended, there is an element of rambling involved but completely worth doing!

  • Very nice guide and was well informed

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, it was not something we experienced before. We knew we have to go through some narrow area but when we actually started to walk in the lava cave, we got the real taste of the caving and crawling experience in a pitch dark place. It was really thrilling and exhilarating as we walked, crawled up and down the lava tube. Our guide Paulina from Extreme Adventures was super nice and knowledgeable and really made this tour a fun ride. Not recommended for people with back and joint problems.

  • This was a great experience. Our guide was great, knowledgeable, and just gave you a great sense of confidence. Underground was amazing, but you spend a fair amount of time stooped, and a couple of times you're flat to the ground. I'm over 50, 5'10 and not great with confined spaces but I had no issues whatsoever with this adventure.

  • Our family of 5 enjoyed learning about the formation of this cave and walking through it. Most of the walk required only minor crouching. Towards the end, you had a choice of 2 ways to go- the way u came in, or a 2nd way that required getting on your stomach for a few spots. We enjoyed that option.

  • Fantastic experience! Was raining a bit but it was fine. Very knowledgeable guide!

  • Morris was fantastic! What a great tour. It does require some crawling and tight spaces, a fantastic way to see the lava field.

  • Such an amazing experience. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and created a very fun atmosphere for us while exploring the lava cave.

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