Hot Springs and Lava Cave | Easy Difficulty Day Tour

Explore a volcanic underworld on this combo tour of hot springs and lava caving in Iceland.
Caves are cold and dark, so dress warmly and be thankful for your headlamp provisions.
Reykjadalur valley boasts a hot river which visitors can choose the optimal spot between the hot and cold natural flow.
A steaming hot vent in Reykjadalur valley, close to the town of Hveragerði in South Iceland.
Turn on your head lights and venture through a circular lava tube in Iceland.
After a caving exploration, the glaring light of day will seem brighter than ever before.

Explore the incredible forces of the Icelandic nature on this 7-hour day trip from Reykjavík, where you’ll traverse through volcanic areas, venture into one of the island’s largest lava caves and visit a geothermal valley. If hot springs, vistas of volcanism and the ethereal underworld appeal to you, this tour is not to be missed.

Your journey begins as you get picked up by a certified local mountain guide in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík. You’ll then board a comfortable minibus and travel to a 2000-year-old lava field known as Tvíbollahraun, south of Þingvellir National Park. 

Upon arrival, you will find your first destination of the day, the hidden lava tube Leiðarendi. Your guide will help you gear up with the proper caving equipment and brief you about the safety regulations, after which you may switch on your headlamp and enter through the cave’s narrow opening to explore a volcanic underworld. 

Once inside the lava tube, you will be greeted by gorgeous stalagmites and stalactites, smoothed lava walls of various colours and, sometimes, glistening ice sculptures. As you venture through, your guide will inform you of the cave’s fascinating history and geology. 

After your subterranean adventure, you’ll board the bus again and continue to the geothermal area of Hengill volcano for a scenic hike into Reykjadalur valley. Once you have traversed through the incredible landscape, you’ll end your excursion by soaking in a natural hot river. 

Finally, you'll board the bus again to catch your ride back to Reykjavík around dinner time, leaving the rest of your night free to enjoy the bustling capital city.

So what are you waiting for? Secure your spot now on this versatile day-tour from Reykjavík, including a caving adventure and geothermal hot spring bathing. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hengill, Hellisheiði, Leiðarendi Cave, Reykjadalur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 11:30

  • Transport

  • Guiding services

  • Snow shoes (winter)

  • Helmets

  • Headlights

  • Lunch, lunch can be bought on the tour

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Good shoes

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel

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Hot Springs and Lava Cave | Easy Difficulty Day Tour

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