Lofthellir Ice-Cave Adventure

Winter & Summer 3x a week About 5 hours North Iceland - Meet on location Challenging Min 8 years old

Lofthellir Ice Cave is a permafrost, lava tube-Ice-Cave, housing incredible ice formations, some hundreds of years old.

The tour starts from Lake Mývatn area, the journey to the cave leads you through rugged tracks along incredible geology. The driver leads you past the volcano Mt. Hverfjall and along Lúdentarborgir crater row.

Once we reach the roots of Mt.Hvannfell there is a 30 min guided hike across the lava fields to the entrance of Lofthellir cave. There you will be provided with a helmet, headlamp and studded boots.

This is a real adventure, be prepared to crawl and squeeze through tight spaces, this isn’t for the faint of heart. But no worries, we’ll travel slowly and safely into the cave in a single line, guided by your cave guide, whom will help you to safely move through the cave.

A lost world of ice and magic awaits, frozen in time, frozen in place.

Tour highlights

  • Exciting ice cave adventure
  • Once in a lifetime experience


  • Fully guided tour.
  • Transportation.
  • Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and rubber boots.

Not included

  • Food and drinks.

Good to know

  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition.
  • To reach the cave is a 30-minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field.
  • The short entry (approx. 1,5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter.
  • There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C. Please dress accordingly. 
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.

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