In the winter months the lava tube can be filled with icicles and snow at the entry.
The volcanic flows that shaped Iceland have left a unique and haunting landscape. Our one-of-a-kind "overground-underground" Geo-Park tour lets you see the craggy lava formations and geothermal wonders up close - and finishes with an exploration of the eerie lava tube caves. You can't get more Icelandic than that!
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Included: Pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik, open voucher for the Volcano House exhibit, Guided volcano & cave tour, specialized caving gear.
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Bring: Gloves, weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes
Did you know that Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, is surrounded by an otherworldly, 900 year old lava field? This unique tour takes you to the heart of the capital's most feared volcano.
Your guide will take you to, through and even underneath the lava field that surrounds the capital area.
Via Land Rover you’ll drive into the heart of the volcanic system. You’ll pass by the "Black Lake", Kleifarvatn and its unique volcanic rock formations, and stop to enjoy one of Iceland's most colorful geothermal sites, known as Krýsuvík. The day is topped off with a thrilling lava tube exploration in the 2000 year old cave Leiðarendi (End of Journey Cave). The lava tubes are truly a unique experience and it’s easy to imagine the creatures of Icelandic folklore at home in the eerie rock formations.
Leiðarendi is a perfect example of a cave that gives 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.
Into the underground - a different perspective
The physical effort adds a whole new dimension into the experience. As you descend into the lava tubes, you will experience a totally different perspective on the lava field and experience local culture and scenery in a way 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 years and we show our respect by treading 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 rocks that can be unstable. Some crouching and bending/crawling may be required.
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.
Also note: our tours are (virtually) weather-proof! If there's a storm or bad weather on the day - we have you covered with safe and super-fun storm-hiking and SUV touring when things get rough!
Book now for your volcano and caving adventure!