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Cave Vatnshellir

Snaefellsbaer, Iceland
+354 665 2818
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Follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface to see amazing colors and lava formations. The 8000 years old cave is located in Snaefellsjokull National Park, about 10 minute drive from Hellnar.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava tube” (50 reviews)
“total darkness” (13 reviews)
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Snaefellsbaer, Iceland
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"lava tube"
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"spiral staircase"
in 18 reviews
"total darkness"
in 13 reviews
"great guide"
in 10 reviews
"guided tour"
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"every hour"
in 8 reviews
"national park"
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"cool experience"
in 7 reviews
"minute tour"
in 6 reviews
"fun tour"
in 4 reviews
"hard hats"
in 7 reviews
"experience complete"
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"scared of heights"
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"lava formations"
in 10 reviews
"two weeks"
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"large group"
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"worth seeing"
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Reviewed today

It is work in progress, the parking lot and other facilities will be larger soon. We were circumnavigating Iceland and enjoyed the excursions into the interior. If you are in the area it is a must see in order to learn about lava tubes.

Thank Dogrose17
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps I've been spoiled by some truly amazing caves, but I wasn't too impressed with this one. It was neat to experience the cave interiors that were formed by lava flows but it was pitch dark inside so you couldn't really see much unless the...More

Thank erin464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned about lava tubes, the only way to see the lava caves at the National Park is to take the tour.

Thank JFSD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the only tours we booked on week long Iceland adventure - teens loved it - interesting, short (40 minutes) tour - need to be ok climbing stairs and being in the pitch dark - highly recommend this lava cave tour if...More

Thank kerriganmom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this lava tube, it's just three sections so not massive and only takes about 45 minutes to see everything. Our guide was very funny and thoughtful. It's hard hats and torches as there are NO lights in the cave at all, not good...More

Thank greenpanther30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pretty basic cave visit. We thought it was an ok value but I wouldn’t do it again. For the heft price of entry it would be great if they had better lighting in the cave.

Thank Ted B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have done some caving so this was not a new experience for me, but thrilled anytime I go into a cave/lava tube. Our guide was informative, let us ask questions and funny. The tube is interesting....there are three levels to descend. The two spiral...More

Thank OregonDoglady
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more, nothing less. Not one of the best caves I have been in. Quiet small, actually. Freezing cold (literally). Not a lot of rock formations. I would not go again.

Thank alrubio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If Luray caverns is a 3 and inside the volcano is a 5, this is a 4. I enjoyed it and would recommend it, but it was neither particularly long nor exciting. It would be great for someone who likes geology, spelunking, or safe thibgs...More

Thank Erich K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour lasted 45 mins. The only light in the cave were the flashlights that everyone were carrying. We wore hiking boots as we walked on uneven, wet rocks and everyone had to wear hard hats. Some of the highlights - We walked down...More

Thank Linda H
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OregonDoglady
22 May 2018|
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Response from sherylselivanoff | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t schedule our tour in advance. We arrived later afternoon and drove to the tour location and they put us on the next tour. We waited about an hour for that tour. We were there beginning of August last year.
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7 February 2017|
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Response from Chiucheong | Reviewed this property |
We actually did a walk-in, no hassle just pay and get your receipt and wait for the next tour to start. We went during winter time so I was wondering if the crowd would be different when you are there. I did find a number... More
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Response from jonesemi | Reviewed this property |
I would say no concern for asthma, but the stairs are steep and winding - it was a bit hard to get inside (we went when the entrance was covered with snow in January). We had to crawl a bit, but I think in the summer - you... More
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