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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$59.16
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Standard Tour - 3 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$59.16
Standard Tour - 2 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$59.16
Standard Tour - 11 AM
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$59.16
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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 yesterday via mobile
Perfect guide!

Kalli að á VERY enthusiastic guide! Informative and funny.... Not to miss! We took the one hour tour....

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hard to find in a Fog

Our group decided on this activity because the weather was not good and this is essentially "indoor" rather "underground". Pay attention on the entry road, We passed the entrance 2 times with the GPS blaring "we had arrived". The fog was so thick we could...More

Thank Carolynn V
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are currently working on how to make the entry more visible without disturbing the fragile nature. Hopefully we will have better road signs this fall. I'm especially happy to hear about you felling good despite your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Completely different sight!

Though the scenery in Iceland is beautiful, one can get bored easily. But, going underground and seeing the inside of a lava cave is a completely different point of view! Our tour guide was really informative and had us do interesting actions like turning off...More

Thank alice01pd2019
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, thanks for the great review! I love the darkness part as well, you cant see your hands! It tends to be quite cold so dress appropriately, on the other hand it is warmer than the outside in winter ;) All the best, Bardur

Reviewed 1 week ago
cave tour

This was an great experience. All the guides and staff are excellent ! We were a group of 6 Adults and 4 Kids (8-13). The guide was very informative and entertaining. We were lucky to still see the icicles that normally melts in "summer". Advice...More

1  Thank Krieke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Another one-of-a-kind experience in Iceland

On our last day of our self-drive tour of Iceland via The Ring Road (Route 1) we detoured off the main road, down both paved and unsurfaced roads to locate this hidden gem. Having made reservations the previous day, we took the 1 hour tour...More

Thank Gramps2
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