Information about Víðgelmir

Viðgelmir, deep withinPhoto from: Into the Lava | Audio Tour of Víðgelmir Lava Cave and Borgarfjörður

Viðgelmir is the largest lava tube in Iceland at 1585 metres (5200 ft) long, located in the country’s west.

One of the most popular places in Iceland for lava tubing, Viðgelmir is one of the few that boasts a walkway and lights within, making it accessible for those who may be put off by the uneven ground of other caves. It contains fascinating lava formations and vivid rock colours.

Viðgelmir is located to the east of the famous town of Reykholt, once the home of legendary writer Snorri Sturluson, on top of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It was formed in an eruption just over a thousand years ago. 

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