Exciting 10-Hour Lava Cave and Geothermal Pool Tour with Reykjavik Transfer
Explore some of Iceland's most unique attractions with this guided day tour from Reykjavik to the Vidgelmir lava cave and the Husafell geothermal pool. Travelers looking for a spectacular day learning about the largest lava cave in Iceland should book this tour now.
This 10-hour round-trip tour begins with meeting your group in Reykjavik City and heading towards the Borgarfjordur area in West Iceland.
You'll make several stops during the two-hour drive, including Deildartunguhver, the highest-flowing hot spring in Europe, and the magnificent Hraunfossar lava waterfalls, where you'll see the waters streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field.
You'll also visit the mysterious Barnafoss waterfall, just above the Hraunfossar lava waterfalls. Legend has it that the waterfall's name originated from two children who fell into the waterfall one Christmas day. The story is quite horrifying, but the Barnafoss waterfall is a beautiful site to see.
After a lunch stop in Husafell, it's time to head to the Vidgelmir lava cave, the largest lava tube in Iceland and one of the biggest in the world.
The Vidgelmir lava cave was formed long ago, around 900 AD, during a large lava flow in the region. Channels like this occur when a river of flowing lava cools on the outside, creating a hard shell. The interior keeps flowing until all the lava flows out, leaving a tube behind.
Vidgelmir is one of the caves in Iceland where people lived in the past. It is even thought that during medieval times in Iceland, the outlawed criminals moved into caves like Vidgelmir. Some artifacts proving this can be found in the National Museum of Iceland.
Stepping into this cave will leave you speechless, with walls 54 feet (16.5 meters) wide and 52 feet (15.8 meters) tall. Large stalactites and stalagmites, created from lava drippings, are found throughout the cave.
Due to the immense scale of the Vidgelmir cave, it's easy for groups to walk through it without the need to crawl or squeeze through small spaces. Moreover, this tour is also safe for children since the walkways are paved and lit.
Finally, after your fantastic experience in the Vidgelmir lava cave, it's time to explore the beautiful Husafell area.
Some great walking trails will take you around the sprawling estate. There's also a bathing area in Husafell that offers two large pools, a waterslide, and two hot tubs, all geothermally heated for a relaxing experience.
However, due to renovations, the swimming pool is closed until January 2023, so you may only take a dip after that time. Just be sure to bring your swimsuit and towel or rent them on-site.
Also, please note that the ISK 1,500 entrance fee for the swimming pool is not included in your tour price.
After an unforgettable day, your driver will take you back to Reykjavik.
Travelers who wish to see Iceland's most magnificent lava cave and soak in the warm Husafell geothermal pool should book this tour today. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Pick-up begins 30 minutes before departure.
The Husafell geothermal pool is closed for renovation until January 2023.