Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
161 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. With a local guide, you'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your schedule and make your way to Jökulsárlón Café, beside the famous glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. You can make a day of it, and enjoy the glacier lagoon area, taking pictures of the floating icebergs. Reserve early as this tour is very popular and is likely to sell out.At the start of the tour, you will drive with your group to the cave which has been specially chosen for its dazzling structure. The drive itself is exciting, as you will be traveling in a modified monster truck.When you get there, you'll have a short walk through the landscape to the cave where you can learn about the mighty Vatnajokull glacier from your knowledgeable guide. Thick socks and warm layers will come in handy today.Ice caves are rare phenomena that form naturally. The ice caves are a long time in the making. Each fall, after the meltwater of spring has begun to freeze, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. This is why the location of the caves change every year and every ice cave is unique and newly formed. The structure and condition of the caves can vary greatly each year. Our guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions. There is extremely limited availability for this popular tour. Reserve now you if you want to see this incredible natural attraction. Check availability now by choosing a date.
4.5
631 reviews
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. These stunning formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by.You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík at the local N1 gas station. The Super Jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip.From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.Katla is a beautiful volcano, and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window.Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle, and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice. When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty.Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures, and simply marvel over your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in and around the ice cave. Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for the drive back to Vík. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey.Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
42 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible.You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow.The passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly.You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. So put your crampons on and head into the blue and white world inside the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing and how these incredible tunnels were created.Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions. The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away.Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey to Húsafell center.Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice-tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
36 reviews
Duration:
3,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Cave Explorer | Family Friendly Tour of Vidgelmir Lava Cave

Enjoy all the wonders of the spectacular Víðgelmir lava cave on this guided tour into one of Iceland’s largest and grandest caves. Take a guided stroll and admire a colourful underground world on an unforgettable trip the whole family can enjoy.Caves can often be dark and tight, but this is not the case with Víðgelmir lava cave. After descending into the cave, you’ll walk through a narrow tunnel, which is the only tight space you’ll encounter on this cave tour. The cave then opens into a wide space with countless of icicles, amazing colour display and rock formations. In winter you can see some beautiful ice formation as well.Leading from one great hall to the next, the access walkway is lit with fixed lights at selected locations so when the light hits the icicles they sparkle, and the colours of the walls become rainbow-like. The tour guide will at one point turn off all the lights in the cave, so you’ll be able to experience the striking contrast between the light and the darkness.Víðgelmir cave is a short drive from Húsafell, a popular destination for travellers in western Iceland. For those travelling by bus or those who would prefer not to drive themselves, pickup for this tour is available from Hótel Húsafell.  Just shy of 1600 metres long and around 150,000 cubic metres (m³), Víðgelmir is one of the biggest caves in Iceland and one of the largest lava caves in the world. It is located in Hallmundarhraun lava field in Iceland’s highlands.The lava field was formed over 1100 years ago, during the Viking age, when volcanic craters from under Langjökull glacier erupted. Formed by flowing lava moving under a hardened surface, Víðgelmir lava cave is one of Iceland’s hidden treasures that is well worth seeing.Don’t miss out on exploring the stunning beauty of this magical underworld on this family-friendly trip. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
39 reviews
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour | Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days.On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see popular sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which are world famous for a reason. You will also see all of the attractions on the south coast of Iceland, like the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. Ice caves only form throughout the winter months, so only a few people are fortunate enough to be able to witness their beauty first hand.By reserving this tour, your three days in Iceland will be fully organized for you. You need not worry about negotiating the winter road conditions or arranging your accommodation, everything will be taken care of! During your trip, you will stay at the best accommodation available, providing a comfortable and relaxing end to each day.All equipment will be provided for the glacier hike and ice cave exploration. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure.Book this action-packed and great value three-day, two-night, trip in a winter wonderland as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.9
638 reviews
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist.This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included.Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like.At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa.Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour.Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
43 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Lava Tunnel at Raufarholshellir Cave | Departure From Reykjavik

Descend into another world on this fascinating tour into Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, one of the longest and best-known caves in Iceland. Walk the path the smouldering hot lava created thousands of years ago. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone with a sense of adventure and a passion for the gems of the natural world.You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and driven south, in the direction of the town of Hveragerði where you’ll find the cave. Raufarhólshellir is estimated to be around 1360 metres, making it the fourth longest cave in Iceland.Once there, you’ll be equipped with a protective helmet and a flashlight. Your professional guide will lead you down into the tunnel and to its unique rock formations. As you traverse the tunnel, your guide will tell you everything about the cave’s geology and Iceland’s volcanism.You’ll navigate the cave’s halls in comfort on the recently constructed footbridge which will lead you to various viewing platforms. That way, you’ll be able to marvel over the unreal range of colours of the cave’s walls caused by minerals churned up in the eruption that created the cave.If you visit the tunnel in the winter, when frost engulfs the land, you’ll find the cave decked with dazzling ice formations that hang from the ceiling and rise up from the ground. As the light hits them, they sparkle and become iridescent when the colours of the lava rocks appear from under the ice.The cave was formed in an eruption east of the mountain range Bláfjöll some 5,000 years ago. Flowing hot lava moved beneath the surface until the stream ceased and the rock cooled. What was left was this long cave which gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high. You'll spend around an hour inside the cave itself.Don’t miss this fascinating opportunity to explore the secret world under your feet. Lace up your boots and join this family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
16 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice caving tour from Vik in South Iceland

Join this brilliant "Fast Track" Ice Cave tour, hands down the fastest way to experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers a little pressed for time, but still hoping to fit a spot of ice caving into their schedule.  This tour will begin from the meeting point in the village of Vík, from where you will embark on a beautiful and exciting Super Jeep ride to one of thirteen glaciers in Iceland, taking no more than an hour's travel. Throughout your transfer to the ice cave, you will be privy to a wealth of gorgeous scenery, ranging from distant mountainscapes to the rugged coastlines of the South Coast. Once at the glacier area, you will borrow gear (i.e. helmet, headlamp, and crampons, etc.) and listen as your local guide provides an educational brief on safety and what to expect in the ice cave.   You’ll then take a super fun walk to the glacier ice cave (5-10 minutes) and go inside to explore it.Inside of the ice cave, you will have your mind blown by the stunning shades of blue. Skidding, scooting and shuffling your way through this fantastical, subterranean world, you'll pass intricate, naturally formed ice sculptures and glittering tunnels, proving once and for all that ice caving takes any holiday experience to the next level. You will have a total of 45-60 minutes in the glacier area for photos and exploration.  Your local guide will give you a little more insight into how the ice cave was formed and answer any questions you may have.  After ample time for your photos and selfies, you'll hike back out and take the gear off.  Then it’s time to get you back to the village of Vík so you can continue with your plan for discovering Iceland!So what are you waiting for? Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
18 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
161 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. With a local guide, you'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your schedule and make your way to Jökulsárlón Café, beside the famous glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. You can make a day of it, and enjoy the glacier lagoon area, taking pictures of the floating icebergs. Reserve early as this tour is very popular and is likely to sell out.At the start of the tour, you will drive with your group to the cave which has been specially chosen for its dazzling structure. The drive itself is exciting, as you will be traveling in a modified monster truck.When you get there, you'll have a short walk through the landscape to the cave where you can learn about the mighty Vatnajokull glacier from your knowledgeable guide. Thick socks and warm layers will come in handy today.Ice caves are rare phenomena that form naturally. The ice caves are a long time in the making. Each fall, after the meltwater of spring has begun to freeze, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. This is why the location of the caves change every year and every ice cave is unique and newly formed. The structure and condition of the caves can vary greatly each year. Our guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions. There is extremely limited availability for this popular tour. Reserve now you if you want to see this incredible natural attraction. Check availability now by choosing a date.
4.5
631 reviews
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. These stunning formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by.You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík at the local N1 gas station. The Super Jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip.From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.Katla is a beautiful volcano, and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window.Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle, and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice. When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty.Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures, and simply marvel over your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in and around the ice cave. Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for the drive back to Vík. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey.Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
42 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible.You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow.The passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly.You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. So put your crampons on and head into the blue and white world inside the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing and how these incredible tunnels were created.Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions. The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away.Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey to Húsafell center.Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice-tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
36 reviews
Duration:
3,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Cave Explorer | Family Friendly Tour of Vidgelmir Lava Cave

Enjoy all the wonders of the spectacular Víðgelmir lava cave on this guided tour into one of Iceland’s largest and grandest caves. Take a guided stroll and admire a colourful underground world on an unforgettable trip the whole family can enjoy.Caves can often be dark and tight, but this is not the case with Víðgelmir lava cave. After descending into the cave, you’ll walk through a narrow tunnel, which is the only tight space you’ll encounter on this cave tour. The cave then opens into a wide space with countless of icicles, amazing colour display and rock formations. In winter you can see some beautiful ice formation as well.Leading from one great hall to the next, the access walkway is lit with fixed lights at selected locations so when the light hits the icicles they sparkle, and the colours of the walls become rainbow-like. The tour guide will at one point turn off all the lights in the cave, so you’ll be able to experience the striking contrast between the light and the darkness.Víðgelmir cave is a short drive from Húsafell, a popular destination for travellers in western Iceland. For those travelling by bus or those who would prefer not to drive themselves, pickup for this tour is available from Hótel Húsafell.  Just shy of 1600 metres long and around 150,000 cubic metres (m³), Víðgelmir is one of the biggest caves in Iceland and one of the largest lava caves in the world. It is located in Hallmundarhraun lava field in Iceland’s highlands.The lava field was formed over 1100 years ago, during the Viking age, when volcanic craters from under Langjökull glacier erupted. Formed by flowing lava moving under a hardened surface, Víðgelmir lava cave is one of Iceland’s hidden treasures that is well worth seeing.Don’t miss out on exploring the stunning beauty of this magical underworld on this family-friendly trip. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
39 reviews
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour | Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days.On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see popular sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which are world famous for a reason. You will also see all of the attractions on the south coast of Iceland, like the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. Ice caves only form throughout the winter months, so only a few people are fortunate enough to be able to witness their beauty first hand.By reserving this tour, your three days in Iceland will be fully organized for you. You need not worry about negotiating the winter road conditions or arranging your accommodation, everything will be taken care of! During your trip, you will stay at the best accommodation available, providing a comfortable and relaxing end to each day.All equipment will be provided for the glacier hike and ice cave exploration. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure.Book this action-packed and great value three-day, two-night, trip in a winter wonderland as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.9
638 reviews
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist.This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included.Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like.At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa.Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour.Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
43 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Lava Tunnel at Raufarholshellir Cave | Departure From Reykjavik

Descend into another world on this fascinating tour into Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, one of the longest and best-known caves in Iceland. Walk the path the smouldering hot lava created thousands of years ago. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone with a sense of adventure and a passion for the gems of the natural world.You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and driven south, in the direction of the town of Hveragerði where you’ll find the cave. Raufarhólshellir is estimated to be around 1360 metres, making it the fourth longest cave in Iceland.Once there, you’ll be equipped with a protective helmet and a flashlight. Your professional guide will lead you down into the tunnel and to its unique rock formations. As you traverse the tunnel, your guide will tell you everything about the cave’s geology and Iceland’s volcanism.You’ll navigate the cave’s halls in comfort on the recently constructed footbridge which will lead you to various viewing platforms. That way, you’ll be able to marvel over the unreal range of colours of the cave’s walls caused by minerals churned up in the eruption that created the cave.If you visit the tunnel in the winter, when frost engulfs the land, you’ll find the cave decked with dazzling ice formations that hang from the ceiling and rise up from the ground. As the light hits them, they sparkle and become iridescent when the colours of the lava rocks appear from under the ice.The cave was formed in an eruption east of the mountain range Bláfjöll some 5,000 years ago. Flowing hot lava moved beneath the surface until the stream ceased and the rock cooled. What was left was this long cave which gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high. You'll spend around an hour inside the cave itself.Don’t miss this fascinating opportunity to explore the secret world under your feet. Lace up your boots and join this family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
16 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice caving tour from Vik in South Iceland

Join this brilliant "Fast Track" Ice Cave tour, hands down the fastest way to experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers a little pressed for time, but still hoping to fit a spot of ice caving into their schedule.  This tour will begin from the meeting point in the village of Vík, from where you will embark on a beautiful and exciting Super Jeep ride to one of thirteen glaciers in Iceland, taking no more than an hour's travel. Throughout your transfer to the ice cave, you will be privy to a wealth of gorgeous scenery, ranging from distant mountainscapes to the rugged coastlines of the South Coast. Once at the glacier area, you will borrow gear (i.e. helmet, headlamp, and crampons, etc.) and listen as your local guide provides an educational brief on safety and what to expect in the ice cave.   You’ll then take a super fun walk to the glacier ice cave (5-10 minutes) and go inside to explore it.Inside of the ice cave, you will have your mind blown by the stunning shades of blue. Skidding, scooting and shuffling your way through this fantastical, subterranean world, you'll pass intricate, naturally formed ice sculptures and glittering tunnels, proving once and for all that ice caving takes any holiday experience to the next level. You will have a total of 45-60 minutes in the glacier area for photos and exploration.  Your local guide will give you a little more insight into how the ice cave was formed and answer any questions you may have.  After ample time for your photos and selfies, you'll hike back out and take the gear off.  Then it’s time to get you back to the village of Vík so you can continue with your plan for discovering Iceland!So what are you waiting for? Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
18 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Ice Cave Tours & Lava Trips

Whether you choose to explore the empty magma chamber of a dormant volcano or venture into the crystal blue ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, ice cave tours and lava trips allow you to see for yourself why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group.You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss.Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach.A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing.So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
161 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. With a local guide, you'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your schedule and make your way to Jökulsárlón Café, beside the famous glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. You can make a day of it, and enjoy the glacier lagoon area, taking pictures of the floating icebergs. Reserve early as this tour is very popular and is likely to sell out.At the start of the tour, you will drive with your group to the cave which has been specially chosen for its dazzling structure. The drive itself is exciting, as you will be traveling in a modified monster truck.When you get there, you'll have a short walk through the landscape to the cave where you can learn about the mighty Vatnajokull glacier from your knowledgeable guide. Thick socks and warm layers will come in handy today.Ice caves are rare phenomena that form naturally. The ice caves are a long time in the making. Each fall, after the meltwater of spring has begun to freeze, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. This is why the location of the caves change every year and every ice cave is unique and newly formed. The structure and condition of the caves can vary greatly each year. Our guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions. There is extremely limited availability for this popular tour. Reserve now you if you want to see this incredible natural attraction. Check availability now by choosing a date.
4.5
631 reviews
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. These stunning formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by.You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík at the local N1 gas station. The Super Jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip.From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.Katla is a beautiful volcano, and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window.Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle, and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice. When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty.Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures, and simply marvel over your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in and around the ice cave. Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for the drive back to Vík. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey.Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
42 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible.You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow.The passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly.You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. So put your crampons on and head into the blue and white world inside the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing and how these incredible tunnels were created.Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions. The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away.Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey to Húsafell center.Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice-tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
36 reviews
Duration:
3,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland!Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld. You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted!At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave. Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula.So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
24 reviews
Duration:
50 minutes
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Cave Explorer | Family Friendly Tour of Vidgelmir Lava Cave

Enjoy all the wonders of the spectacular Víðgelmir lava cave on this guided tour into one of Iceland’s largest and grandest caves. Take a guided stroll and admire a colourful underground world on an unforgettable trip the whole family can enjoy.Caves can often be dark and tight, but this is not the case with Víðgelmir lava cave. After descending into the cave, you’ll walk through a narrow tunnel, which is the only tight space you’ll encounter on this cave tour. The cave then opens into a wide space with countless of icicles, amazing colour display and rock formations. In winter you can see some beautiful ice formation as well.Leading from one great hall to the next, the access walkway is lit with fixed lights at selected locations so when the light hits the icicles they sparkle, and the colours of the walls become rainbow-like. The tour guide will at one point turn off all the lights in the cave, so you’ll be able to experience the striking contrast between the light and the darkness.Víðgelmir cave is a short drive from Húsafell, a popular destination for travellers in western Iceland. For those travelling by bus or those who would prefer not to drive themselves, pickup for this tour is available from Hótel Húsafell.  Just shy of 1600 metres long and around 150,000 cubic metres (m³), Víðgelmir is one of the biggest caves in Iceland and one of the largest lava caves in the world. It is located in Hallmundarhraun lava field in Iceland’s highlands.The lava field was formed over 1100 years ago, during the Viking age, when volcanic craters from under Langjökull glacier erupted. Formed by flowing lava moving under a hardened surface, Víðgelmir lava cave is one of Iceland’s hidden treasures that is well worth seeing.Don’t miss out on exploring the stunning beauty of this magical underworld on this family-friendly trip. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
39 reviews
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour | Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days.On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see popular sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which are world famous for a reason. You will also see all of the attractions on the south coast of Iceland, like the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. Ice caves only form throughout the winter months, so only a few people are fortunate enough to be able to witness their beauty first hand.By reserving this tour, your three days in Iceland will be fully organized for you. You need not worry about negotiating the winter road conditions or arranging your accommodation, everything will be taken care of! During your trip, you will stay at the best accommodation available, providing a comfortable and relaxing end to each day.All equipment will be provided for the glacier hike and ice cave exploration. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure.Book this action-packed and great value three-day, two-night, trip in a winter wonderland as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.9
638 reviews
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist.This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included.Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like.At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice