Leidarendi Lava Tube | Cave Adventure from Reykjavik

Leidarendi Lava Tube | Cave Adventure from Reykjavik
Visitors should bring their sense of adventure while exploring Leiðarendi Cave in Iceland, as sometimes the ceilings drop and you have to crawl on all fours.
Volcanic activity and eruption created the cave of Leiðarendi and its many features, typical for a lava tube in Iceland.
Exploring a lava tube in Iceland is a sure way to experience its volcanic activity.
The bright world above awaits once you have explored the depths of the Icelandic lava tube Leiðarendi Cave.
The lava tube Leiðarendi is the perfect Iceland adventure.
Safety comes first when exploring a lava tube in a volcanic field in Iceland.
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Visit one of the country's most famous caves, the lava tube Leiðarendi in the Blue Mountains just outside of Reyjavík. This caving adventure is the perfect choice for anyone looking to have an authentic Iceland experience during their stay in the land of ice and fire.

Your excursion begins with a pickup in the capital of Reykjavík, from where you will be driven through the scenic and rugged lava field of Tvíbollahraun before arriving at your destination.

Once there, your local guide will provide you with all the safety equipment necessary to explore the dark world beneath the ground. After strapping on your helmet and turning on your headlights, prepare to get down on all fours and crawl through the narrow mouth of the cave.

Once inside, you will be greeted with an otherworldly display of striking colours and ethereal rock formations. The circular lava tube, which stretches for 900 metres beneath the ground, was formed in a volcanic eruption over 2000 years ago.

Over the ages, different lava-streams have flowed through these natural tunnels, creating visible layers of magma. Your guide will keep you informed about the cave's fascinating geological history and lead you safely past its glistening walls.

The formations you should expect to see within include stalagmites rising from the cave floor; stalactites dripping from the roof, and come the winter season, glistening sculptures of ice.

Everywhere you look, you'll see different shapes and colours, where flakes of lava rock lie scattered throughout the tube because of frost and erosion over the centuries, creating the cave's distinct features and undeniable allure. As you ascend back into the world above, know that you've just experienced first-hand the great powers that continuously form our Earth.

Book your adventure now and explore an authentic lava tube in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Reykjanes, Leiðarendi Cave, Bláfjöll
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • English speaking guide

    • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavik

    • Helmet

    • Light

    • Refreshments

    What to bring:
    • Good shoes

    • Warm clothes

    Good to know:

    Please dress properly, it is always colder inside the cave. We recommend good hiking shoes and gloves.

    We only operate in small groups of maximum 8 people to make the best out of your experience.

    Please note that this tour is weather dependent, and might be altered or cancelled in the case of extreme weather.

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    Loved our tour of the cave. It was just us and the tour guide but we had a phenomenal time. Very sweet and knowledgeable.
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    We really enjoyed this tour. It was just us and one other couple and Rut did a great job of making us feel safe while still keeping it adventurous and interesting. She seemed really well informed about the caves history and contents. We especially liked that she gave us the choice of continuing through the narrower parts of the tube or not. We chose to do it and I would say it was definitely worth it although we did all work up a bit of a sweat by the end. Would definitely book through this company again!
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    Rut gave us a great lava tube tour. It was just us unto a couple of other groups showed up near the end. Definitely worth the trip, and worth the cost. I know this may sound strange, but I found the sheep remains near the end of the tube as fascinating as the rest of the tour, LOL! I want to go back and do the tour with the elevator that descends into the volcano cauldron.
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    The tour was wonderful! We went early in the morning so the group was small and it wasn't crowded in the caves at all. I think we were the only ones in there and saw another group coming just as we were leaving. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful along the way. She definitely made the experience even better! The caves themselves were amazing and there was a bit of crawling but not bad at all. I would recommend booking a tour though this company for sure.
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    Had so much fun on this tour, with a small group this tour became very interesting and personal and we got to know the other people on the tour. The lava formations are interesting and the cave keeps surprising you, be prepare to crawl a bit! Loved the surroundings as well, beautiful lava landscapes. The guide was very friendly and enthusiastic.
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    Take this tour if you are in Iceland. We had a great time with a small group of only 6 people. The guide was very friendly and informative and we were the first group to arrive in the morning so we had the cave for ourselves and got to experience the darkness!
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    This tour just wasn't active but very interesting as well! I'd definitely recommend. Great value for money.
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    I loved the tour! The experience felt really local. Beautiful area. It was really not one of those touristy caves. The guide was great and answered all of our questions! Highly recommended.
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