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The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir
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Tour snapshot
Prebooking ensures your preferred time slot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide and provided equipment, marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
  • Ideal for travelers with limited time 
What to expect
  • At your confirmed time, meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. 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. After your tour ends you are free to make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
  • Ideal for travelers with limited time 
What to expect
  • At your confirmed time, meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. 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. After your tour ends you are free to make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44266P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Helmets
  • Lights
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Raufarhólshellir, Iceland The tunnel is very easily accessed about 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Head east on road no. 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto road no. 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. You will see our service building and parking lot on the left (if coming from Reykjavik).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommend for children under the age of 3
  • Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues
  • Sturdy shoes are important and it is recommend that you bring rain coat / jacket.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bathrooms are available on location.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Helmets
  • Lights
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Raufarhólshellir, Iceland The tunnel is very easily accessed about 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Head east on road no. 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto road no. 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. You will see our service building and parking lot on the left (if coming from Reykjavik).
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommend for children under the age of 3
  • Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues
  • Sturdy shoes are important and it is recommend that you bring rain coat / jacket.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bathrooms are available on location.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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Resort784201
United Kingdom4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
So interesting to able to see what lava left behind and the so many different colours of the rocks! Our guide was amazing! She explained everything in detail and made the walking your something to remember!
Written 24 January 2022
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK413 contributions
Sep 2021
The Lava Tunnel is a very impressive place to visit. The knowledgeable and friendly guide (I think he was named Dimitris) explained to us more about the geology of Iceland and then we entered the cave to look at its colourful interior. Our overall time within the cave wasn't that much and the overall experience was less than an hour.
Written 12 January 2022
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Andrew H
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Very personal and immersive experience with a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend. Not too strenuous, be sure to upgrade your tour if you want to do some climbing.
Written 10 January 2022
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Bangwizzzz
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2022
We had a wonderful tour guide who gave a very informative lecture. Unfortunately the tour was much shorter than we expected (length down the cave not time) and the colours are not as bright as in the pictures. It is an interesting and very worthwhile excursion but price is a little steep and please keep your expectations under control.
Written 8 January 2022
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Derek O
2 contributions
Very accessible and otherworldly experience. There are some stairs involved, that an elderly person could not do near the end. There are ice sculptures that grow upwards, interesting colors and textures on the cave walls. The skylights and colored lights make for some pretty good photo opportunities too! It's also very informative.
Written 7 January 2022
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Jure P
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Vvery good learning experience. You get a great knowledge about lava and vulcanos. And tunel is also amazingly beautiful.
Written 5 January 2022
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Dave J
4 contributions
Dec 2021
Great experience staff are so friendly and helpful and the guide was very good, thoroughly recommend it.
Written 3 January 2022
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Glen C
1 contribution
Dec 2021
The Lava Tunnel team did a great job on all accounts. Everything was well run and the staff exceptionally friendly. A must do if you visit Iceland. If you drive yourself, take time to explore the southern coast. Exceptional sights and experiences!
Written 1 January 2022
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Nicole M
Kansas City, MO70 contributions
Oct 2021
This was a shorter but fun tour. You got a lot of educational tid bits about the colors in the tunnel and what minerals caused it. It was gorgeous. The guide, Frodi Snarrason or Frodo for short, was very energetic and seemed to genuinely love educating and exposing the intricacies of lava tunnels. He was very personable and passionate. There were plenty of opportunities to take pictures and ask questions. The path was fairly easy. We did not have children with us but it would not be difficult if you did have children.
Written 29 December 2021
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Rahul M
Ilfracombe, UK1 contribution
It was an amazing experience visiting the lava tunnel. Another wonder of nature in this wonderful country. Dimitry our guide was quite funny and informed.
Written 29 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: The Lava Tunnel
564marib
564marib
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Coolest adventure on our trip!
Easily one of the coolest things we've ever gotten to see -- and a super easy, fun, half-day activity close to Reyk
riccardosL5527UC
riccardosL5527UC
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Great option for a very easy, half day activity...
Easy and short visit just outside Reykjavik... but as it often happens, Iceland exceeded expectations, and even suc
Julieta D
Julieta D
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Perfect tour!
So happy for take the tour! Everything was so interesting. I highly recommend it. It is very easy to arrive to the
560lilliem
560lilliem
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Beautiful
The tunnel was very beautiful. Only wished we had more time to explore and enjoy it. The tour guide was very friend
TheLemonator0115
TheLemonator0115
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We lava'ed this tunnel
Fantastic tour with a great guide. We scheduled the tour the night before and had no issues with our hotel transfer
2skidivers
2skidivers
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A Natural Wonder
When we arrived at our hotel about 8:15, our room was not ready (we did not expect it to be ready) so we had recept
AlexY532
AlexY532
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Fantastic Tour
Fantastic Tour and the guide was brilliant, I learnt more about Volcanos then I ever did at school. Highly recommen
David B
David B
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Great to see the lava waterfalls
Great trip, you get to see everything you would on the standard trip, but then you get to go a lot further and see
Z6635MAelenac
Z6635MAelenac
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Super cool experience
Very interesting experience, the lava tunnel is really suggestive and our guide was super prepared and funny! I rea
megazettai
megazettai
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Great workout in a dark beautiful cave
Fascinating cave. Great workout (no kidding when they say guests must be in good/moderate fit level, no back/knee p
Brian_Galway
Brian_Galway
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Interesting but expensive
The lava tunnel is a very interesting and colourful place to visit and our guide was full of fun and enthusiasm as
Barry N
Barry N
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You will not be disappointed
Thanks for Dimitri for a fun tour! We have seen many groups taking the one-hour tour, we are glad we took it a step
Vic1238
Vic1238
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Lava Tunnel Tour!
We were picked up from our hotel and then taken to the main bus station to join the tour. - note; be ready 30 minut
dmyhai
dmyhai
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nobody picked me up
I don't know if I can give any points to The Lava Tunnel tour because I don't know who is to blame. I booked on Wed
pappasjim
pappasjim
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Great Half Day Tour
This was an amazing tour. The tunnel is much larger than I expected which was awe inspiring. The walk through the t
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