Day Tours/Activities

Raufarhólshellir lava cave experience

The Lava Tunnel is also know to Icelanders as Raufarhólshellir, a cave created by volcanic eruption about 5.200 years ago. Take a tour through this extraordinary natural phenomenon under a guidance from experienced guide.

  • Trees planted 1
  • Available all year
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Location Raufarhólshellir, lava tunnel
  • Difficulty

What you'll experience.

A great lava cave experience located just a few minutes from Reykjavík city.

Explore the magnificent Raufarhólshellir in this lava cave experience. The Raufarhólshellir lava cave is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. The lava tunnel was created by volcanic eruption about 5.200 years ago. The cave is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round.

The lava cave is covered in large rocks and is difficult to pass. That is why paths and a footbridge have been constructed so it is easily accessible when doing the Lava Tunnel Tour. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel.

Please note: The tour should fit most people, but if you have trouble with balance, walking on uneven surfaces, or difficulties with walking up or down steep stairs.

Included in final tour price.


  • Guide
  • Helmet
  • Light
  • Crampons

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothing
    • Sturdy shoes


    • Raufarhólshellir lava cave


    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Raufarhóll ehf. The aim of Raufarhóll is to protect the nature of Iceland so that future generations may enjoy it.

    6.400 ISK
    Per person

    6.400 ISK