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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

From US$59,70
Highlights
  • Prebooking ensures your preferred time slot
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour
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Standard Tour - 10 AM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
From US$59,65
Standard Tour - 11 AM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Standard Tour - 12 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Overview
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide, and kitted out with provided equipment, you'll marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, you'll discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
What to Expect
At your confirmed time, you'll meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, 30 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and warm, waterproof clothing.

Your guide provides you with a helmet and light before leading you into the tunnel. Listen as they point out some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations as you walk. Large rocks make the tunnel difficult to traverse in some places, but a footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain. Lights have also been incorporated in order to highlight the changing colors and clearly show the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred around 5,200 years ago.

Your tour ends after about one hour of exploring the tunnel. Make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Something Amazing & Very interesting

An amazing experience. The guide added the spice to an interesting journey. The inner workings of a volcanic eruption and the path it left behind. We witnessed the path of the lava that flowed thousands of years ago. From a country know as Ice &...More

Thank Chithalka_Ambrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very interesting and beautiful site.

The tunnel a very iinteresting. The guide made it a pleasant and informative experience, It is a beautiful site, with a wide variety of evidence of lava, streaming below the surface. Absolutely worth visiting. Nice small group.

Thank Dick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
True gem!

The beauty of Raufarhólshellir cave, is absolutely outstanding! I honestly don't have any words for the ice stalagmites, the lava formation and the colourful ceiling. Since the cave has been litten up, you can really enjoy this to the fullest. Our guide Anna did the...More

Thank PerlaMagg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing ice stalagmites

Visited yesterday and got a private tour as we were the only people who had booked for 13:00 - woo hoo! We booked last minute after heavy rain cancelled other plans, and I'm glad we did. This was on our way to Grindavik for some...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 17 April 2018
A great half-day trip to a fascinating location

Pickup and drop off was arranged by Reykjavik Excursions, and went smoothly. The cave tour itself was done by a young lady with an encyclopedic knowledge of the local geography and the tunnel itself. The sights and sounds of the tunnel are nothing short of...More

Thank Ronald W
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