Scenic 8 Hour Horse Ride & Lava Cave Tour of Raufarholshellir with Transfer from Reykjavik

Explore the hidden world under the lava landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula with a lava caving excursion.
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8 hours
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10 years old


Discover the hidden depths of Iceland on this incredible excursion into an actual lava tube.

You’ll be picked up at your hotel or a prearranged location and driven through the picturesque Icelandic countryside to the entrance of this extraordinary natural feature.

Our tour really takes off as we enter the velvet darkness of the Raufarhólshellir lava tube. You’ll be led by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide as you explore and discover the marvels that the Leitahraun eruption created more than 5200 years ago.

Raufarhólshellir lava tube, situated in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world, is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube. We will climb, crawl and walk our way through the underground passage, where the main tunnel is 900 m (3000 ft) long.

This uniquely daring adventure will exhibit the Icelandic lava fields from two very different angles, giving you a deep understanding of how Iceland was created and how the primeval forces of nature continue to shape it every day!

After the caving tour, you are driven to downtown Reykjavík before immersing yourselves in the horse riding tour. You will experience the magic of riding an Icelandic horse, surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.

Throughout the day, you’ll be provided with all of the necessary safety equipment for both caving and riding. Just be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking boots so you can make the most of your experience in comfort.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the lava landscape, both above and below. Check availability by choosing a date and reserve your spot today.

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Horse riding tour
Riding equipment (helmet)
Outerwear as needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm clothing)
English-speaking guide
Helmet and lights for caving


Horse Riding

What to bring

Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
Warm, waterproof clothing.

Good to know

Children must be 10 years old and up to ride. The weight limit for all horseback riding tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).

If you are traveling on your own to Íshestar Horse Riding Center, please be there at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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