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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

Highlights
  • Prebooking ensures your preferred time slot
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour
From US$59.42
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Standard Tour - 11 AMMost Popular
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
US$59.42
Standard Tour - 12 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
US$59.42
Standard Tour - 5 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
US$59.42
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Overview
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide, and kitted out with provided equipment, you'll marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, you'll discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
What to Expect
At your confirmed time, you'll meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, 30 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and warm, waterproof clothing.

Your guide provides you with a helmet and light before leading you into the tunnel. Listen as they point out some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations as you walk. Large rocks make the tunnel difficult to traverse in some places, but a footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain. Lights have also been incorporated in order to highlight the changing colors and clearly show the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred around 5,200 years ago.

Your tour ends after about one hour of exploring the tunnel. Make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
great lava cave tour, knowledgeable guides

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff *we had David) and a relatively small group. the caves were really cool, never seen anything like it before. I have been on a few cave tours and this one is definitely unique and a fairly easy route to do...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful formations, knowledgeable guide

We booked this tour the night before and had no problems with the booking process. Our guide (Kashka, I believe), was knowledgeable and pleasant. She was happy to answer all of our questions. The lava tunnel has beautiful formations and colors, and the path was...More

1  Thank DanielleLKC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BEAUTIFUL BUT PRICEY

This is a very beautiful and interesting walk through an old lava tunnel but it's not even close to being worth the $65/person. however you aren't going to see anything like this anywhere else except Hawaii so you might as well do it. The guides...More

Thank Jackson H
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jackson Thanks for the review, glad you liked the experience. Prizing is a very delicate issue in Iceland as you might have noticed on your trip. We have fluctuating currency, super high labor costs, small home market, cost of goods etc. So comparing us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
You are inside a lava tunnel! Like inside!

We had a great guide, Irish guy named Drew?, excellent anyways! The hour just flew by, we wished we had taken the longer tour. Really spectacular to see the inside, to see back in time 5000 years. We just stumbled upon it going out from...More

1  Thank dorkydva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting 1hr tour with a really nice guide!

This tour was very good. It takes an hour, and you get to walk into a lava tunnel that was formed over 5,000 years ago. Our Irish guide, Drew, was excellent. His style was both informative, engaging and humorous. We got to learn about the...More

1  Thank annie_cw
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Annie Thank you for the kind words. Drew is an amazing guy, a great storyteller! The bacteria story is probably my favorite thing to see in the cave and the similarities to possible life on Mars. It is so valuable to get ideas of...More

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