This tour starts in Reykjavik Center at the Volcano House Exhibit to set the mood and prepare our small group for the adventure. Your guide will then meet you at the Volcano House at 2 pm for a 4 hour, touch and feel experience in the Volcanic Reykjanes Geo-park.
Please also note: Like all of our small group adventures, this tour is operated in a six passenger Land Rover Discovery for the best combination of all-terrain capability and comfort.
Pickup at The Volcano House at: 14:15.
Duration: Appr. 4-5 hours
Included: Admission fee to the Volcano House, Guided volcano & cave tour, specialized caving gear.
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Bring: Weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes
On this tour your guide takes you to, through and underneath the lava field that surrounds the capital area.
Drive through the otherworldly 900 year old lava field and into the heart of the volcanic system Trölladyngja that threatens the capital area. Pass by the Black Lake Kleifarvatn and it's unique volcanic rock formations to stop and enjoy one of Iceland's most colorful geothermal sites Krýsuvík. Top the day off with a thrilling lava tube exploration in the 2000 year old cave Leiðarendi (End of Journey Cave).
We like our caving tours to be an adventure blended with some physical activity. Leiðarendi is a perfect example of a cave that gives a relatively easy access to the inside of the lava with its pristine and natural forms and colors, this is the one of few accessible caves around Reykjavik that gives an opportunity to fully experience an all natural lava tube with no wooden pathways and no lights except what you have on your helmet.
Gaining a different perspective
The physical effort adds a whole new dimension into the experience and a totally different perspective on the lava field that is filled with both local culture and scenery that is impossible to find anywhere else. All our lava tube caving & Volcano tours are guided by highly qualified guides and you are equipped with top quality caving helmets & headlamps for the best experience.
Leaving nothing behind
The caves in this area are filled with unique colorful lava rock formations that have been frozen in time for 2000 year and we show our respect by threading lightly, leaving nothing behind and taking nothing but pictures and memories.
Please note: The cave entrance and cave floor is, in some parts of the cave, covered with big rocks that can be unstable, some crouching and bending/crawling may be required.
Please also note: Good sneakers or hiking shoes are necessary and gloves or mittens are nice to have. Dress warmly as the average temperature in the cave is 2°C/35°F