Vidgelmir Cave Master | Lava Tube Adventure

Vidgelmir Cave Master | Lava Tube Adventure
Víðgelmir is a large and stunning lava tube located in Borgarfjörður Fjord in West Iceland.
Stalactites over-head inside the lava tube Víðgelmir in West Iceland.
The colourful rock formations inside Víðgelmir Cave underneath the lava field Hallmundarhraun.
The north-end opening of lava tube Víðgelmir Cave, located in West Iceland's Borgarfjörður.
Opening of Víðgelmir Cave in the stretching lava fields of Hallmundarhraun in West Iceland.
Hallmundarhraun lava field and surrounding area in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland.
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Explore the internal wonders of the Earth on this deep-caving adventure into the lava tube Víðgelmir, the largest one of its kind in Iceland. If you want to witness first-hand the effects of a volcanic eruption in the land of ice and fire, this is the tour to top your travel experience. 

You’ll meet up with your local guide at the Víðgelmir Parking Lot, but the cave is located in the scenic Borgarfjörður Fjord in West Iceland. Víðgelmir is part of the lava field Hallmundarhraun, a vast and rugged landscape formed in a volcanic eruption around the year 900 AD. 

Your guide will inform you all about the history of the natural wonder you are about to visit and provide you with all the proper safety instructions and caving equipment, including a helmet and headlamp. The temperature inside the cave stays at a constant 4.5°C (40°F) throughout the year, so remember to dress warmly and wear appropriate hiking shoes. 

Once you are ready to begin, you will enter through the cave’s north-end opening and start your excursion through the largest lava tube in Iceland. The newly-installed walkway enables cavers to tread the cave with greater ease than before, and the expertly installed lighting system allows you to enjoy the full impact of the cave’s colourful walls. 

After having followed the walkway of the cave, your guide will lead you even further into its rarely seen depths. Through boulder fields and rugged terrain, you’ll seek out a hidden underworld, where you'll be rewarded with a pristine environment frozen in time; dotted with glistening ice-formations and drooping stalactites.

This wondrous netherworld is delicate, so remember to tread lightly to preserve the unique beauty of this subterranean landscape. Having a local guide lead you so deep into the midst of Víðgelmir is a true privilege, guaranteeing you a memorable holiday experience. 

Don’t hesitate in booking your lava tube excursion now, to discover a whole new world beneath the surface of West Iceland’s lava fields. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
    Víðgelmir cave parking lot
    • English guide

    • Helmet and headlamp

    • Warm drink & refreshments

    • Pickup (meet on location)

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing

    • Good hiking shoes

    • Hat to wear under your helmet

    • Backpack

    • Camera

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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees
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