Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube

Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube
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Join this easy but rewarding caving excursion from Reykjaví­k to Leiðarendi, the most famous lava tube in Iceland. This short but exciting tour is the ideal choice for any travellers looking for an authentic Icelandic adventure without having to travel far from the capital or commit an entire day to a single experience.

Your journey begins as you get picked up in the bustling city centre of Reykjavík and whisked away to the landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where vast lava fields stretch out in all directions, dotted with patches of moss and surrounded by majestic mountains, all of which characterises the island's young and volcanic terrain.

Once you arrive at your destination, you will find yourself at the entrance of cave Leiðarendi, a circular lava tube with the impressive length of 900 metres (3,000 feet). The cave nests in the midst of the Tvíbollahraun lava field, last eruption dating back to around 950 AC.

In fact, several different streams of lava have flowed through this natural underground tunnel over the course of the centuries, visible on the inside of the cave due to lava flakes having fallen from its walls and roof due to years of frost and erosion.

Once your knowledgeable and friendly local guide has provided you with all the necessary caving equipment, including a helmet and head light, you will be ready to step inside the cave's narrow opening to discover the stunningly colourful underworld within.

The distinctive features of the cave include glistening lava walls, stalagmites, stalactites, varied rock formations and, sometimes, natural ice sculptures. All the while, be prepared to learn firsthand the history of Iceland's fascinating geology, which might not be any more visibly evident than in this fantastic location.

Don't forget to bring your camera to take some of this otherworldly scenery home with you. Go ahead and book your lava tube adventure in South Iceland now. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 13:00, 15:00,

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. The pick up for for this tour starts at 09:00/13:00 o'clock so you need to be ready for pick up at that time.

Included:
  • Transfer from and back to Reykjavík, specialized cave guide, caving helmet and head torch.

  • Food & drinks


What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing (especially in winter), waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended, you can rent shoes from us if you do it online beforehand.


Good to know:

Good hiking shoes are highly recommended, you can rent shoes from the operator if you let them know in an advance.

Warning: Jeans and other cotton fabricated clothing are not accepted. When cotton gets wet it looses its insulation capabilities, gets cold and dries slowly.



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