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Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave

Route 39, Hveragerdi, Iceland
+354 519 1616
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Route 39, Hveragerdi, Iceland
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+354 519 1616
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US$118 per adult
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"ice formations"
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"total darkness"
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"hard hats"
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"great tour"
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"standard tour"
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"interesting geology"
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"cancelled due"
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"extreme tour"
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"amazing colours"
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"hour tour"
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"hiking shoes"
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"rainy day"
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"our tour guide"
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"small group"
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"take photos"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did the tour with Reykjavik Excursions and everything worked out well. I was picked up at the right time and the busdriver was really nice. The lava tunnel was super interesting and their guide was good at explaining the geology of the mountain on...More

Thank Annika D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the first things we did after arriving in Iceland - it was fascinating- very cold in February lol but we loved it. So many interesting facts and just plain beautiful.

Thank WorldTravelingJW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This track is a very easy one of about 1-he walk on the bridges. For explorers, they should join the advanced tour. But this one is also amazing with all the nice Lava Cave formation. There’s even a mum carrying a baby and a kid...More

1  Thank Vivian L
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Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Vivian for the review. You are spot on, this is a very accessible way to get into a lava cave. A one hour tour on platforms and with stairs. The Extreme tour is a 3-4 hour tour for adventurous and physically fit people,...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I took the standard tour via Reykjavik Excursions. RE was just the transport option. The actual tour itself was done by another company at the Lava Tunnel itself. We were given helmets with headlamps-mandatory equipment. Our tour guide, forgot her name, was excellent. She guided...More

Thank bigwawao
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Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. There are three main options to visit us. The first one is the "standard tour" where you drive your self to the caves and then get the standard 45 minutes tour. The second is with a transport, provided by...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It was a cool tour (and the temperature too). Anna, our guide, was great and informative! We brought our little (8 month) daughter with us in a back carrier (and rain hat) and that worked out fine.

Thank fridanordwall
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Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review! I'ts good to hear for us how it is taking smaller children into the tunnel, a rain hat is a great idea.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. Went with my family of kids 13& 16. The trip is about 45 mins. The cave, the formations, the total darkness, the history of the lava flow - really good. Remember it’s wet and cold down there. Dress well. Also it’s expensive....More

1  Thank PorkyMartin
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Booked this the night before after checking out a few places on our route from Reykjavík to Hella and looking at the website. Very pleased we decided to visit. Very unique experience to go into a lava tube, especially at this time of year when...More

1  Thank Ben I
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Interesting first taste of a lava tunnel. Our driver, Peter, was engaging, down-to-earth and helpful. Our tunnel tour guide, Anna (I believe), was great ... informative, great attitude and customer-focused. While the walk in the tunnel was interesting it was surprising short, both in duration...More

1  Thank UsaBusinessTraveler
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Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you for the review, I will get the message to Peter and Anna. You make a good point about the time spent in the lava tube. After exploring caving and other similar tours we came to the conclusion that it should be under an...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went on the morning of 29th April and had a really lovely tour guide. She gave us facts that were easy to remember and with a bit of humour! The total darkness is unbelievable (you think your eyes will adjust but they won't). We...More

Thank Trish R
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour only the night before. It ended up being our first stop on our drive to Vik. We were able to get the first time slot so it didn’t really change our plans for the day. Can’t believe this was a last...More

Thank thomas a
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patricia b
28 March 2018|
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Response from Bárður Örn G | Property representative |
yes of course! we are open every day all year round. just book the tour on our website, you can see the availability there.
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Derek S
25 January 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the place in July '17 and the only way to visit was with a guide. The entrance to the cave is blocked (unless you have a guide to unlock the entrance).
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Victoria L
12 June 2017|
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Response from Dragonkillers |
For safety the tunnel/cave this year became regulated. For years, although on private property, the cave was routinely explored by tourists. After a few injuries and tons of garbage the land owner contracted with a firm to... More
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