Volcanic Veins & Keflavik Airport

Season: All year Operates: Daily Duration: About 5 hours Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: VERY_EASY Minimum age: 6 years old

Tour description
€117 per person

Leidarendi lava tube is considered to be a subterranean wonder world. The entrance is a small pit that leads down into the cave.

The cave itself runs in both directions and connects in two parts so it runs as a line with a circle in the middle. There you will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this a beautiful experience. The cave’s name translates to “End of the Journey”.  Cave Leidarendi is about 900 metres long and it is situated near a volcanic crater south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992.

The cave’s ceiling and walls are broken or collapsed in very few places and it is therefore easy to navigate. Sometimes the cave’s ceiling gets a bit low so you might have to crawl for a short distance. You don´t have to be afraid of caving in Iceland, Cave Leidarendi hasn´t changed in over 2000 years!

After exploring the cave we will devote some time on our way back to Reykjavik to visit wooden racks where fish has been hanged up. This is a traditional method of fish preservation, simply allowing the cold wind and sun to dry it. Dry fish, or stockfish (in Icelandic, “harðfiskur”), has been a popular food in Iceland throughout the centuries. This stop is also a great photo opportunity.

After the caving experience we drive back to Reykjavik for a separate transfer to Keflavik airport. We arrive at the airport at around 14:30 (2:30 pm).

Tour highlights

  • Leidarendi Lava Tube
  • Bus ride to Keflavik Airport

Did you know?

This is a great use of your last day in Iceland!

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Guided caving tour.
  • Flash light, gloves and helmet for caving tour.

Good to know

There are no handrails, lights or any tools installed in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and it is important that people respect our guidelines. This tour is suitable for all who can walk on uneven surfaces and at times, on all fours.

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

We recommend warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

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