The Lava Tunnel

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Visit the lava tunnel, Raufarhólshellir, and walk where lava had flowed thousands of years previously. A truly magnificent tour, see the variation of colours of the tunnel caused by the different mineral types of rock.

Our guide to The Lava Tunnel

Visit the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík. During your tour, you will get to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption while walking along the path where lava had flowed thousands of years previously. 

This lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high.  The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light and the different colours you will see as you pass through the tunnel is caused by the different minerals within the rock.

Experience a something completely new, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature as you have never done before.  Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone.  Scenes from the Hollywood movie, Noah, starring Anthony Hopkins were shot in this lave cave.

This is an unmissable tour for anyone visiting Iceland.


Why not combine your lava tunnel tour with a relaxing visit to the geothermal pool at Húsafell by choosing our Lava Cave & Geothermal Adventure ticket option!

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