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Lofthellir Lava Cave

| Lake Myvatn Area, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
+354 558 8888
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Travellers talk about
“ice formations” (17 reviews)
“saga travel” (10 reviews)
“small hole” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
| Lake Myvatn Area, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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+354 558 8888
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"ice formations"
in 17 reviews
"saga travel"
in 10 reviews
"small hole"
in 6 reviews
"waterproof pants"
in 6 reviews
"unique experience"
in 11 reviews
"an adventure"
in 7 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 3 reviews
"rubber boots"
in 4 reviews
"bumpy ride"
in 6 reviews
"whole group"
in 2 reviews
"total darkness"
in 3 reviews
"meeting point"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic trip"
in 2 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 4 reviews
"water proof"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Family holiday to Iceland and my wife booked this trip. I was not entirely sure what to expect - all I knew was that we needed to have waterproof overtrousers as out bottoms may get wet. The trip started from our hotel in a super...More

2  Thank Jeff L
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words. Lofthellir Cave is truly unique and it's one of our favourite places in North Iceland, I'm happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us :)

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We were taken on a private tour to the cave with Saga Travel who organised all of our day trips. These guys went out of there way to be great tour guides the most interesting and fun to be with was Jule - I am...More

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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your review uf us here at Saga Travel! It's good to hear that you had a good time with our local guide Júlli/Júlíus/Jule :)

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We went with a guide from GeoTravel who was fantastic. We drove by the impressive craters and then to a supply depot to get our equipment for entering the cave. It was a short walk through deep snow to this gaping hole with a ladder...More

1  Thank Marty S
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Great to hear that you had a good time on our Cave Exploration Lofthellir tour!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Picked up on time by our guide Byarki. Excellent guide and very informative. The cave is awesome. Make sure you take waterproof pants!!

Thank ilse g
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I booked a half day tour to Lofthellir cave with Saga Travel while I was visiting the North for a few days. Our guide Ingimar picked us up at the information center at Reykjahlíð (also possible from Akureyri) and provided us with a lot of...More

3  Thank Kim T
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Already the drive and walk to the cave were so enjoyable. The lovely weather we had was certainly a bonus. Our guide was Þór who was very knowledgable and entertaining. And also when we arrived at the entrance of the cave and my son, who...More

Thank Kerstin N
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

we were driven to a lava field then walked about 30 minutes to the opening of the cave. they provided us with rubber boots and helmet with a light on it. The opening to the cave is pretty small. You have to pull on a...More

Thank Martha Knight W
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful tour that allows you to experience some of the natural phenomena in this amazing country. The drive there, across lava plains, and rugged stoney outcrops, is all part of the experience. I have driven off road myself on many occasions, and our driver,...More

Thank Peter D
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The cave is located under the lava field and it's like a small and dark underground world. Lofthellir tour is for those who wants to be surprised by unpredictable Iceland nature again. I would like to see cave in wintertime, maybe there are more ice...More

Thank Gintarė N
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was the best tour I've taken. It was the only tour guided event we did on our trip to Iceland. It's the only way to see this cave. You will be amazed by how you enter the cave and the experience and sides you...More

Thank ksburg1969
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Bryndis93, Team Saga Travel at Lofthellir Lava Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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mattovey1000
27 September 2016|
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Response from BaldvinE | Property representative |
Hi Mattovey1000 You can not go to Lofthellir Cave by yourself. The cave is private property. The reason for this is that the cave is very delicate. The stalagmites and ice sculptures inside the dark cave are very fragile and... More
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Schnooky55
27 June 2016|
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Response from Joann T | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing there is not much difference between the tours other than driving time. Lake Myvatn is where the offroad portion to get to the Cave starts. Aukreyi is quite some distance from Laka Myvatn.
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AlanjN
15 July 2015|
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Response from Joann T | Reviewed this property |
The van parks a distance away from the entrance of the cave. You walk about 20 minutes over rough ground to get to the cave. Then you change into cave gear - spiked boots and hard hats. Then you walk to the cave entrance... More
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