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The Lava Tunnel

from £53

Year round


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

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as you walk in the path of lava that flowed 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.

The total length of the tunnel is an impressive 1360m, up to 30m wide with headroom up to 10m high, making it one of the most expansive lava tunnels in Iceland. Near the entrance of the tunnel the ceiling has caved in creating three beautiful columns of light inside the tunnel. At the end, the tunnel branches into three smaller tunnels where magnificent lava falls and formations are clearly visible.

A guided tour of Raufarhólshellir is a unique opportunity to get a closer look at the impressive forces of nature that emerge from the center of the earth and the wondrous world that can be found just under the surface.


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