Cave Exploration Lofthellir

This tour departs from Akureyri.

Cave Exploration Lofthellir tour takes you to Lofthellir Cave, a unique lave cave filled with ice formations, stalagmites and sculptures.  The tour starts with a scenic drive from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn, which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arriving to Lake Mývatn we exit the main road and enter the wilderness. During the winter season the route to the cave can get rough, due to snow and ice, so we bring along the snowshoes along. The track is usually around 40 minutes hike across a rugged lava field. Thus we combine the pristine untouched snow covered lava fields around the cave with an underground exploration. Once at the cave we spend at least one hour inside the cave, exploring the ice formations, darkness and strange atmosphere inside 3000 year old lava tunnel.

On route to and from the cave we explore the lava fields and craters around Lake Mývatn, especially the crater row of Lúdentarborgir. On the way back to Akureyri we stop by Goðafoss Waterfall, a beautiful and powerful waterfall in Skjálfandafljót river.

Duration: 7-8 hours
Pick up:  8:45
Operation: 1. May - 31. Oct. 
Included: Helmets, Headlight, Rubber boots
Bring with you: Warm and waterproof clothes, gloves, good walking shoes, water bottle
Minimum age: 8 years
Note: This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition

Tour ID: STA024
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24.900 ISK