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The Lava Tunnel

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.

Experience something completely new on your trip to Iceland and walk through an actual lava cave to witness forces of nature like you've never seen before.

Located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík, the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir is one of the biggest in Iceland and reaches up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high.

Near the entrance, the ceiling has caved in creating beautiful columns of light and the different colours you'll see as you pass through are caused by the different minerals within the rock.

This lava tunnel is the inner workings of a volcanic eruption. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. Scenes from the Hollywood movie, Noah, starring Anthony Hopkins were shot in this cave.

This is an unmissable tour for anyone visiting Iceland!

Experience Includes

  • Incredible Lava Tunnel experience
  • 1-hour guided cave tour
  • See the tunnel's fantastic range of colours caused by different minerals in the rocks
  • Hire of flashlight and protective helmet
  • Bus transportation

Experience Excludes

  • Meals, snacks or refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


Varies - please see calendar.

Departure location

Picks up from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik

Start times

9.00am, with hotel pick-ups from approximately 30 minutes prior to that time.


3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact your hotel pick-up, you will be advised of the nearest collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location in order to be collected.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time. You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
  • Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the pick-up point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.
  • Children MUST be aged 1 year old and weigh a minimum of 9kg to participate on this tour. Babies younger than 1 year old (under 9 kg) are only safe in babie car seats that require 3-point seat belts, which cannot be provided. and you can not bring your own car seat. Child´s car seats for children 9 – 18 kg approx. (1 – 3 or 4 years old) will be provided. Children aged 3 or 4 years and older (over 18 kg) can use the normal seat belts on the bus.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours