Caving on the Reykjanes Peninsula | Half-Day Tour from Reykjavik

Caving on the Reykjanes Peninsula | Half-Day Tour from Reykjavik
Leiðarendi cave hides under the mossy lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula in south-west Iceland.
In winter, ice formations hang from the roof of Leiðarendi lava tube on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Fascinating stalagmites and stalactites can be found through the caves of the Reykjanes Peninsula such as Leiðarendi.
Taste the ice in Leiðarendi Cave in winter; it has been filtered through the lava rock of the Reykjanes Peninsula so has been naturally filtered.
Leiðarendi is named after a sheep who wandered into the cave and died. The name translates to 'end of the path'.
An alien-like stalactite in Leiðarendi hangs from the ceiling.

Marvel over the depths of the earth with this exploration of Leiðarendi Cave on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This half-day tour should not be missed by those seeking adventure and a unique experience.

You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and driven half an hour from the city to the cave. The Reykjanes Peninsula is a stretch renowned for its lava landscapes and many iconic volcanoes.

Once you reach the cave, you will be provided with a helmet, torch and crampons if necessary, and be provided with the rules of caving, namely to stay behind your guide and not to touch any of the delicate, irreplaceable features within. Following this, you will be led to the twin entrances, and clamber down into the dark underground depths.

Leiðarendi lava tube is about 900 metres long, consisting of two caves that connect and form a circular path. One of these caves was formed in an eruption two millenniums ago, and the other one millennium ago.

The formations within are many and fascinating. You can expect to see many stalactites hanging from the ceiling, some as small as raindrops and the some huge and bizarre, and stalagmites rising from the jagged earth. In winter, you will see more of both of these in the form of ice sculptures.

Leiðarendi is more adventurous than many other caves. If your group is able to do the full circle, you will need to stoop, crawl, clamber and maybe even roll to navigate the whole course. This means that this tour is only recommended for those who are comfortable on their feet, and not too afraid of small spaces.

After an hour or so within the cave, you will return to Reykjavík, with enough time to make plans for the rest of your day.

Don’t miss this subterranean adventure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Reykjanes, Leiðarendi Cave, Bláfjöll, Hafnarfjörður
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 06:45, 07:45.

1. March – 31. Oct: 7:45

1. Nov - 28. Feb: 8:45

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

  • Pick up and drop off

  • Helmet and light

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera

  • Lunch or Snack

  • Good hiking boots

  • Camera

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

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No credit card fees
No booking fees
Caving on the Reykjanes Peninsula | Half-Day Tour from Reykjavik
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