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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$59.00
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Standard Tour - 10 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.
From US$59.03
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.
From US$59.03
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.
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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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1 - 5 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun and Interesting

Definitely touristy, and it’s expensive (like everything in Iceland!), but it is really fun. It was so interesting to see the various types of lava, and the cave still had icicles left over from the winter which was cool to see too. The tour guide,...More

Thank GlobeRoamer005
Reviewed 5 days ago
Stunning Natural Beauty, Appeals to Your Inner Adventurer

This one-hour tour of the Rafarholshellir Lava Tunnel will likely be one of the highlights of your trip. The beauty of this cave can't be described. Our knowledgeable guide gave us insight into the formation of the cave and pointed out its highlights. At one...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 days ago
Walk where the lava once flowed.

This is a great walking tour of an underground tunnel formed by lava flow hundreds or thousands of years ago. Appropriate hiking shoes are a good idea, along with jackets and such. A helmet with cave lighting is provided to each hiker. Your guide will...More

Thank TommyC1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brilliant

We really enjoyed it here. It was one of the best things we did in our week in Iceland. Ok, it wasn’t cheap but it’s Iceland - nothing’s cheap ! We did the shorter trip which was fine for us. I wouldn’t want to do...More

1  Thank smith1265
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Experience doing this tour

This tour was worth every penny and provided a unique and magnificent experience of what all mystery's goes inside earth . Our tour guide Kaasha was very good and explained us in details about the Tunnel as well as all the questions we asked .

Thank Shaliza G
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