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The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour

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Iceland, Iceland

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Unleash your inner adventurer and see Iceland’s underground volcanic formations on a Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel caving tour. One of the country’s longest lava ‘tubes,’ the ancient tunnel is filled with lava columns, wintertime icicles, and ice formations. Your hike takes you the length of the tunnel to view the lava falls and other natural monuments at the end.
  • 6-hour Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel hike from Reykjavik
  • 4-hour hike through a tunnel formed by an ancient volcanic eruption
  • Trek to the tunnel end past lava falls, rock formations, and ice monuments
  • Learn how the tunnel and its lava forms were created from a guide
  • Helmets, flashlights, gloves, and specialized equipment provided
  • Small group of no more than eight people
Helmets
Lights
Gloves
Experienced Guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Transportation to the Lava Tunnel

Departure Point

Raufarhólshellir, Iceland

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the tunnel, just south-east of Reykjavik, or receive a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Wear sturdy shoes and be aware that to take the hike, you need to be in good physical shape as you may be walking underground for up to four hours.

On arrival, hear an introduction to the Raufarhólshellir, one of Iceland's longest lava ‘tubes.' Formed by lava streams from a massive volcanic eruption 5,200 years ago, the 4,500-foot (1,360-meter) tunnel is filled with lava formations and other natural monuments. Walking inside lets you view the inner forces of an eruption, and is especially memorable in winter when icicles and ice formations make the tunnel even more beautiful.

At the cave entrance, done the provided helmet, flashlight, and gloves with your small group of no more than eight participants. Then, follow your guide into the tunnel. View the columns of light shining down through the collapsed roof, and set off along the path, taking in the wondrous world around you.

Walk through the lava corridors, admiring the multi-colored rock layers and shapes as your guide explains the forces of nature behind them. Hike over the rough terrain, scrambling over rocks in places, and view the stunning ice pinnacles and formations created by cold air that gets trapped in the interior.

Toward the end of the tunnel, the Raufarholshellir splits into three smaller corridors. Hike to the end and see the magnificent lava falls and structures that have formed here.

Return to ground level after about four hours hiking underground.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Raufarholshellir
We will spend 3-4 hours underground exploring the magnificent Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Lava Tunnel
We will spend 3-4 hours underground exploring the magnificent Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We do not recommend this tour for children under the age of 12
  • Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues
  • Sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support are required and we recommend that you bring along some water (and perhaps a chocolate bar or other snack)
  • Participants should be in good physical shape to take on this adventure
  • Min bookable 2 pax
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Only required for people with good balance that can travel through rough terrain, such as boulders and slopes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Lava Tunnel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Lava Tunnel - Lava Falls Adventure Tour .

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