The Lava Tunnel

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round.

Prices starting from
ISK 4,900 per person

All seasons
1+ people
1 hour
Guided tour

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

Our standard tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel.

The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 50 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day. We have a special grand opening price available at kr. 4.900 per adult. Please note that this tour is available as of June 2017.

For most people although we do not recommend to those that have difficulties walking up/down stairs or on snow.

Departures: every hour on the hour (from 10 am to 5 pm)
Bring with you: warm clothes and sturdy shoes!
Minimum age: 3 years old

What's included in the The Lava Tunnel tour?

Included in this tour

  • Guided caving tour
  • Flashlight
  • Helmet

Not included in this tour

  • Lunch

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  1. Day 1 The Lava Tunnel

    Our standard tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel.

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The Lava Tunnel
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Please note that the route can change due to weather and/or road conditions.

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