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Iceland from Below including Lava Caves

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Key Highlights

  • Visit one of Iceland’s most spectacular geological wonders, the lava tube caves
  • Behold the sparkling stalactites on the ceilings of the caves
  • See the caves in all their natural glory, untouched by human intervention
  • An expert guide leads you through these incredible caves and unveils the natural treasures within
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for this tour
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Saturdays and Sundays


    3 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Go spelunking in the wondrous lava tube caves and craters of Iceland.

    As you make your way through the caves, behold fearsome stalactites that sparkle on the ceiling and many-colored rock formations sculpted by the dual artists of time and pressure.

    The caves are unsullied by handrails or installations, allowing you to explore them in all their harsh and exacting beauty.

    A knowledgeable guide and first-class equipment make for a safe and illuminating adventure.

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered


    You will be picked up by bus from your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik by an English-speaking guide that will lead you through the otherworldly caves and craters of Iceland.

    Drive one hour outside Reykjavik to some of Iceland’s most spectacular lava tube caves, among geology’s most peculiar and magical masterworks.

    When a red river of lava spews out of a live volcano and begins to harden into rock, there remains beneath the surface a tubular flow of lava. These underlying lava tubes leave in their wake a cave that can endure for millions of years.

    Enter these incredible caves, where natural stalactites hang from the ceiling, and evocative rock formations of unusual colors wait around every corner.

    Respect for nature and safety are of paramount importance on this tour. There are no handrails, lights or pre-installed tools in these caves; you will see them as they have stood for millennia, with the help of equipment provided by your guide.

    Sometimes the cave floor is even, the walls are wide, and the ceiling is high. At other times, you will have to navigate irregular surfaces and proceed through low-ceilinged passages that require you to be on all fours.

    Through it all, this tour will challenge the body and excite the imagination.

    You will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik at tour’s end.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel/guesthouse pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a bus
    • Caving gear (helmet, headlight, coverall and gloves)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time.

    There are no handrails, lights or any pre-installed tools in or around the caves, however a guide accompanies you and takes you through. The tour is only suitable for those who can walk on uneven surfaces and stoop to all fours.

    Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveFor your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi. Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms. Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
  • Reviews
    • Good fun!

      I had low expectations of this tour so I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be great fun! Sliding on our bums to enter the cave, crawling on our bellies to enter...

      Ian Attard
    • Excellent tour

      Really enjoyed the trip...

      Miss Deborah Pitt
    • Great workout!

      Icelandic Excursions the best tour company - we had Dee Dee as our tour guide - awesome tour guide - so much energy and great stories! The caves were amazing - you are given all...

      Miss Claire Tolman
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