Unforgettable Full-Day Private Lava Tunnel and Caving Eco Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
All year
Minimum age
10 years old


Experience some of Iceland’s most unique scenery on this private lava tunnel and caving eco-tour with luxury transportation from Reykjavik. Travelers seeking an unforgettable adventure exploring the Borgarhellir natural lava tunnel should book this tour today.

Today’s tour starts with a pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be transported in a luxury electric Mercedes, providing total comfort while being eco-friendly. 

The drive to your destination takes around two hours, during which you can enjoy the otherworldly landscapes out your window. Get to know your friendly guide, who is highly experienced with caving and will ensure your day is fun and safe. 

A stop can be made en route to the cave for snacks, coffee, and a packaged lunch. This flexibility in schedule is one of the many benefits of opting for a private tour!

Once you arrive at the site, you will take a short hike to reach the cave. The walk takes around 45 minutes through rough terrain, but the stunning views make up for the challenging trek!

Upon reaching Borgarhellir cave, it is time to put on your safety equipment, such as a helmet and headlamp, and then begin your adventure. You will spend around two hours exploring the unique lava tube and learning about this natural feature’s geology. 

Lava tubes are formed during volcanic eruptions when hot lava flows in channels or rivers. As the top layer of lava cools, and the hot lava continues flowing out of the tunnel, a lava tube is left behind. 

Your guide will point out unique features and give interesting information on the cave and the volcanic history of Iceland. Children aged ten and older are welcome to join this tour and will be thoroughly intrigued by the unique experience. 

Today’s sights include lava fields, lava tubes and caves, volcanic rock formations, stalagmites, and stalactites. You might even come across rare lava hair, also called Pele’s hair, which are long, delicate glass strands formed during the eruption.

During the tour, you will climb over large boulders and volcanic rocks as you make your way through the cave. A moderate fitness level is required to navigate the cave and the hike comfortably.

Choosing a private tour allows you to have a flexible and enjoyable day with your friends and family. This experience is perfect for those looking escape crowds and do something unique.

You can feel good about choosing this eco-friendly tour knowing that your booking has benefited the nature of Iceland. The operator has a comprehensive sustainability policy, including their zero-emission vehicles and commitment to plant a tree for every tour booked. 

Adventurous travelers seeking an unforgettable experience exploring one of Iceland’s magnificent lava tubes should book this private, eco-friendly tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Experienced guide and driver
Return transportation in luxury electric vehicle
Volcanic field hike
Lava caving
Caving equipment
Walking poles (optional)
Crampons (if needed)
Water and snacks
Wi-Fi in vehicle
One tree planted for every tour



What to bring

Warm, waterproof layers
Sturdy hiking boots
Hat and gloves
Rain coat

Good to know

Icelandic weather is unpredictable and can change quickly. It is essential that you dress appropriately in warm layers and prepare for all weather conditions.

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