Vatnshellir Lava Caving Tour

Season: All year Operates: Daily Duration: About 45 minutes Departs from: Near Hellnar on Snæfellsnes Difficulty level: EASY Minimum age: 3 years old

Tour description
€28 per person

In this guided Vatnshellir Lava Caving Tour you get to see the beautiful colors and lava formations in the cave. You will also experience the total darkness and silence found in the cave.

Vatnshellir lava tube cave is 35 meters below the surface and was created as a result of an volcanic eruption, nearly 8000 years ago.

This tour allows you to experience one of the most accessible cave in Iceland and is suitable for most people. Even so, you need to be reasonably fit to walk down the spiral staircase into the dark cave. The lava floor in the cave can also be uneven and slippery at times, especially in winter.

Tour highlights

  • Vatnshellir Lava Cave, created from an 8000 year old volcanic eruption
  • Beautiful rock formations and colors
  • 35 meters below the surface

Did you know?

The rocks in Vatnshellir cave can be pretty sharp, a bit like myself! So please mind your step.


  • Admission into Vatnshellir cave.
  • 45 minutes guided tour inside the cave.

Good to know

We recommend that you dress warmly for the Vatnshellir Lava Caving Tour, since the temperature can be very cold inside the cave.

Hiking shoes or boots are recommended, however sneakers are acceptable.  Gloves are also recommended for your safety and comfort.