Winter Caving Tour to Lake Myvatn Ice Cave from Akureyri

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Leave the city lights behind on this tour which takes you deep into the ice cave at Lofthellir, with opportunities to hike and view the countryside from the backseat of a powerful super jeep along the way! This tour is for anyone who wishes to get up close and personal with the volcanic mysteries of Iceland.

You’ll be picked up in the morning at your accommodation in Akureyri in a super jeep, built for handling the rough roads of the interior while keeping its passengers in comfort. On the way, you’ll have a chance to admire the volcano Hverfell, part of the crater row of Lúdentarborgir, all the way to the foothills of Mt. Hvannfell.

The torment of the earth is highly visible in these volcanic features. Hverfell is a tuff ring volcano whose normally round shape was spoiled by another eruption after it was formed, melting part of the crater wall. The crater row of Lúdentarborgir resulted from fissures underneath that erupted, tearing craters into the land.

You’ll take a hike over lava fields for approximately 40 minutes of taking in the unique countryside and breathing the fresh air before arriving at your destination. There may be snow frosting the ground in ice and crystals, and snow shoes will be provided if necessary!

Inside the cave, you’ll find unique ice sculptures which change and grow each year. They are lit by colored lights so that you don’t miss a single detail, filling the cavern with the glow of fairy lights. You’ll spend an hour exploring this enchanting space for natural phenomena.

Note: Visitors to the cave must be mobile enough to descend and ascend a ladder at the cave’s entrance. You may also be required to duck, crouch or crawl to navigate tight spaces within the cave.

Don’t miss your opportunity to find the ice at the heart of Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Hiking, Super Jeep
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Lake Myvatn
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:45

Pickup starts 15 minutes before tour departure
Included:
  • Fully guided tour

  • Transportation

  • Cave exploration equipment: Helmet, headlight and rubber boots

  • Refreshments


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Water bottle



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