Raufarholshellir Caving Tour From Reykjavik

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Leave behind Reykjavk and journey to Raufarhlshellir Lava Tunnel, just 30 minutes away. Walk through the lava's path and learn about the tunnel's history. The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and scenes from the film Noah were shot in the cave. This tour includes pickup and drop-off in Reykjavk, a driver/guide, and safety equipment.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Leave Reykjavk with pickup at about 10am and begin the 30-minute journey to Raufarhlshellir. Witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as you walk in the path of lava that flowed thousands of years ago.

The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 98 feet (30 meters) wide and 32 feet (10 meters) high. The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light. The fantastic range of colors of the tunnel wall is caused by the different mineral types of the rock.

Experience a new world, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature like you have never done before. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. You will return back to select Reykjavk locations around 1pm.

Inclusions for Raufarholshellir Caving Tour From Reykjavik

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected location only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Use of helmet
  • Use of flashlight
  • Bus fare
  • All activities

Exclusions for Raufarholshellir Caving Tour From Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks
  • Airbnb pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Remember to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear

Minimum age is 2 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Please note that drop-off locations may not be directly in front of your hotel/guesthouse dictated by actual conditions (ie. narrow streets, coach size, roadworks, etc.)

A maximum of 25 people per booking

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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4 Traveler Reviews

  • This was a fun, informative tour. The guide was great in explaining how the lava cave was formed and what each groove, color, structure meant. The tour itself took about an hour only out of the 3 hour trip. It took about 45 minutes to get there, 15 minutes for gear and safety instruction and the about an hour of the actual tour. Got back to Reykjavik around 12:30 from a 9am start time. We went in mid Jan so there was ice and snow in the beginning of the cave. Was a bit slippery with the ice but that just adds the the adventure! There is a built walkway path soon after you get down into the cave.

  • Our guide was great and this was a super experience. Much more color than I expected with all the lichen, moss, and bacteria on the walls of the caves. It was a fun experience, though would be challenging for those unsteady on their feet.

  • My fiance and I had a lot of fun on this tour. Our guide walked us through the tunnel providing descriptions of how the lava shapes the rocks and tunnel. We would recommend this tour to everyone.

  • The tour itself is very cool and worth taking. However, the voucher I received from viator gave me the wrong tour time. It gave me the time of 11am when in reality the tour actually left at 10am. Thankfully I got to the bus stop early and asked the desk about exactly where I was supposed to meet which is when they told me about the mistake and I thankfully made it to my bus with about five mins to spare. Would have been very upset if I missed this tour due to the time being incorrect.

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