Lava Tunnel - Raufarholshellir

A caving tour lets you explore Iceland’s hidden secrets!  

Raufarhólshellir is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. The cave was formed as a lava tube during an eruption which occurred about 5200 years ago. 

Very accessible by paths and footbridge, which makes the descent into the cave suitable for everyone. The tunnel is also impressively lighted up, so you can clearly see the tunnel's colorful walls.

Only a 30 min. drive from Reykjavik and is easily accessed year-round. The tour takes 50-60 min with an expert guide, giving you the best information on the tunnel. This is a family-friendly tour.

Meeting point: Driving from Reykjavík east on Route 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto Route 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. The parking area will be on your left-hand side. The GPS coordinates are: N.63º 56.407 / W. 021º 23.742

Duration: 50-60 min.

Operation: Daily, all year

Included: Guided caving tour, flashlight and helmet

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

Minimum age: 3 years

Tour ID: LT

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6.400 ISK