Lava Tunnel Tour

All year Daily About 3 hours with pick up Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Easy

This Lava Tunnel Tour takes place in Raufarholshellir lava cave which is conveniently located only about 45 minutes drive from the city centre in Reykjavik. The cave is estimated to be about 5.200 years old with a length of staggering 1.360 meters (3000 ft.).

The tour is family friendly and you can explore the lava tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner in the safe company of an expert guide.  The cave has a footbridge and impressive lighting in this part of the lava tunnel where the tour takes place. This highlights the powerful volcanic activity that formed the lava tunnel.  The total tour is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours with one hour in the cave.

Tour highlights

  • This lava tunnel has some amazing colors and rock formations
  • The cave is very accessible with a build in footbridge and lighting


  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik
  • 1 hour guided lave cave tour
  • Flash light and helmet

Good to know

Pick up starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time so please be ready outside your hotel / guesthouse accordingly. 

The pickup is operated by Reykjavík Excursions and the bus is marked “Tour Pick Up”.

Please bring warm clothes and sturdy shoes.


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