Small Group Lava Caving Tour

Based on 7 traveller reviews

On this easy and enjoyable half day tour available directly from Reykjavik, you will see the fascinating underground lava formations of a typical Icelandic lava tube cave.

The cave has a diverse and colourful scenery, including stalagmites, stalactites and various other lava formations. Here you will get a good sense of geological history as well as enjoying incredible sights. This tour offers a truly memorable underworld adventure. Don't miss it!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland , Leiðarendi Cave , Gjábakkahellir
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00 13:00,

  • A small group lava caving experience

  • Reykjavik pick up & return service

  • Certified guide

  • All necessary caving gear such as a helmet and head torch

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Good hiking shoes are highly recommended

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.


Great experience in the lava tube with professional guide. The tour is short - only 3 hours, which was great for our plans on the last day in Iceland. Highly recommend. If you are claustrophobic, keep in mind that you will be in a dark and relatively closed space for one hour.

The caving trip was really great! I learnt a lot about how lava caves are created and how they change over time, and also that sometimes sheep go in them...but can't get out! It was a great to have our guide show us some extra cave areas as well, very fun, and informative as well. I absolutely recommend the tour!

exceeded my expectations, all went smooth and i enjoyed this adventure and a professional guide

Amazing!! Special shoutout to our tour guide, viktor!! He was so great, very knowledgeable and fun. Never made us feel like we were on a "tour". The caves are absolutely amazing, definitely a must see! When asked to keep going or go back the same way you came, keep going! That's where the real adventure is :)

Pálmi was hands down one of the most amazing tour guides! We were having trouble getting the parking meters to work in Reykjavik and Pálmi not only waited for us to figure it out, he helped us get it to work! As far as the tour goes, he was knowledgeable and entertaining and overall fun to talk to and learn from. The lava tube was amazing and although you did have to bend over to fit in some places, it was still a pretty easy tour. And I think that should mean a lot coming from me as I'm a 200 pound young woman. At the end of the cave, Pálmi gave everyone the option to head back to the car or to venture down the more difficult part of the cave so as to exit from the hole opposite where we entered. I was nervous about if I could make it through, but I was too excited not to try!! It was a little difficult and I definitely got a little winded, but it was absolutely worth every moment! This was an excellent tour, especially for the price, and Pálmi made it one hundred times better!! - Alexis & Kyle

it was a amazing trip. the tour is so cool, nice and knowledgable!!! I was very surprise that I could that much in this tour!! takk :))

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You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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