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The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir
4.5
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from ₹ 4,658.87 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide and provided equipment, marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Ideal for travelers with limited time 
What to expect
At your confirmed time, meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. 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. After your tour ends you are free to make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44266P2
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Helmets • Lights • Professional guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
Raufarhólshellir, Iceland The tunnel is very easily accessed about 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Head east on road no. 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto road no. 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. You will see our service building and parking lot on the left (if coming from Reykjavik).
Inclusions
Helmets • Lights • Professional guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Raufarhólshellir, Iceland The tunnel is very easily accessed about 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Head east on road no. 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto road no. 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. You will see our service building and parking lot on the left (if coming from Reykjavik).
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommend for children under the age of 3
Not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues
Sturdy shoes are important and it is recommend that you bring rain coat / jacket.
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
Bathrooms are available on location.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
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GalFromIsrael
1 contribution
Great tour
Jun 2021 • Friends
Our lava cave tour was great!
The instructor was was informative, light and humorous, very good.
The lava cave was beautiful.
Written 9 June 2021
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Anahita G
New York City, NY7 contributions
Wonderful experience!
May 2021 • Couples
Great one hour experience. The guide was patient, friendly and very informative. He answered a lot of questions and took pictures for the entire group. We bought our tickets in advance online on their website and had a group of about 20 people, but did not feel overcrowded. As others mentioned the 1 hour tour doesn’t go that deep into the cave, but the parts you do see are very beautiful. There is a 3 hour tour offered that goes deeper into the cave if you want a more in-depth experience. Over the week we spent in Iceland my husband and I did a lot of hiking so the terrain of the cave wasn’t shockingly unique, but it was still very nice to see. I’m not sure about the regular season as we went off season soon after some of the covid restrictions were lifted for vaccinated visitors, but at that time tours were only offered on saturdays at limited times. I would recommend buying tickets online in this case as our group was completely booked.
Written 28 May 2021
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Sara
8 contributions
Awesome Tour
May 2021 • Couples
The guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. The ice stalagmites were beautiful! The guide was very fun.
Written 16 May 2021
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Erla Þ
Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions
Nice afternoon
May 2021 • Family
Great activity for families. My kids loved this tour, especially the icicle and the color of the lava walls A really easy and educational walk. Friendly quide.
Written 10 May 2021
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VikkiBee
Houghton-le-Spring, UK644 contributions
Incredible Beauty, A Must Do Tour
Feb 2020
I actually visited back at the end of January 2020 just before the start of the pandemic and with all the drama of Covid, I never actually got round to posting a review. I 100% recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in geography or natural landforms. I studied geography up to A Level and I always dreamed of visiting all the amazing volcanoes and hidden treasures Iceland had to offer. The beauty in the tunnel walls is incredible! Our guide was fantastic, she really knew her stuff and the ice forms created in the cave are like nothing I’ve ever seen before! We did the standard tour and booked through Reykjavik Excursions who picked us up right outside our hotel, organised the tickets for the tour and picked us up when it was over. This is definitely a must for your visit to Iceland!
Written 28 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
lavatunnel
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review, it really means a lot to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour :)
Written 29 January 2021
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Christiane Luis... M
Selfoss7 contributions
Especially magnificent in the winter
Jan 2021 • Couples
The tour was great. The British guide was very funny and told all the interesting things there are to know about this cave/tunnel. It was below zero degrees and we had the honor to see thousands of icicles and cones in the tunnel which made the experience very special. Everybody got anti-slip chains to put underneath their shoes since it was very icy due to the low temperatures the previous days. The tour is one hour and you really get the chance to take pictures and explore the tunnel by yourself. I recommend it very much!
Written 24 January 2021
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lavatunnel
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience :)
Written 25 January 2021
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Tina
1 contribution
Great place and experience that you should not miss
Oct 2020
The tour was incredible and worth every króna. We can warmly recommend it to everyone else. We have been there during covid times and had the cave to ourselves. Of course, there is a great difference between having it for oneself or together with additional groups. Nevertheless, I would also go there in busy times since we found that it was a must.
Written 31 October 2020
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Kevin B.
2 contributions
Very interesting!
Oct 2020
We had booked the one hour tour. The tour guide passionately explained to us the peculiarities of the cave and the exploration. It was very interesting!
One should dress well as there are only 4 ° in the cave.

If we go to Iceland again, we will definitely book the longer tour.
Written 11 October 2020
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sikaliasa
Reykjavik, Iceland19 contributions
Awesome guide !
Aug 2020 • Friends
Did this tour middle of August and our guide Dimitris is by far the best . He took us pictures ,told us about all the nice spots and was really friendly and funny ! We loved every moment of it ! Highly recommend this tour and our guide ! Whatever you do ,keep this guy !
Written 14 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your kind review, we appreciate it and will make sure that Dimitris receives an alcoholic beverage on the house thanks to your wonderful comments :)
Written 15 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diana
2 contributions
Really cool tour
Sep 2020 • Couples
We liked the tour very much. Our guide gave super interesting explanations and the views are magnificent. My only regret is that I didn't book the longer tour :)
Written 13 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hi Diana and thanks for taking the time to review us :) There is always a possibility to come back !! ;)
Written 15 September 2020
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Passport236716
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Great tour
The tour was really great, as many others have said, the tunnel is an unique experience. Especially our guide Iri
gudrunsvala
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Great experience!
We went for an hour trip 17 persons in a family together, age from 4 to 67. It was exciting, fun and very educating
CCB_not_to_be_found
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Fascinating exploration of a solidified lava stream!
We decided to take the longer "Lava Falls Adventure Tour" (3-4 hours, must be booked in advance), as we were not on
anettee865
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Very interesting guided tour
This trip is highly recommended- the guide was super cool and had deep knowledge about Iceland and especially the l
501inges
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Amazing beautiful tour!
Great tour! Our guide Gunnar (“G”) was amazing and super friendly, knew a lot; we had a splendid tour, just fun! An
Geert T
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Amazing walk and climb through lavatunnel
We loved it. Our guide Soley took us on an almost 5 hour tour through the tunnel. With a lot of enthousiasm she pro
Paulvw39
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One hour tour
Great tour. High level of expertise from our guide. But best part was her sense of humor. Very funny. But pay atten
codename373
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A unique experience
We travelled with 2 kids under 3, and it was a really great experience. There was a path prepared making it easy to
852theresed
852theresed
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Loved it
I'm so happy I did this tour. The tunnel was so cool and beautiful. The girls I met working there was so cool. I wi
Q5421UZtatianad
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Great time!
We had so much fun doing this lava tour! The bus driver was super friendly and the guides were very informative. We
brubbyg
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Amazing
Our trip to the Lava Tunnel was awesome, they supplied was with everything, the guide was great and friendly. i was
Jodi L
Jodi L
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You MUST do this tour while in Iceland!
We booked the evening tour as a last minute thing when our plans fell through for another activity. I am SO GLAD we
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Amazing Experience
We did this tour with Reykjavik Excusions. The bus driver was very friendly and did a few photo stops going to and
petermY9435CO
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Simply Stunning
Simply breath taking. The tunnel was absolutely magical with the ice formations unbelievable. The guide was knowled
Cruiser541922
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So Much Better Than Expected!
I read the brochure for the tour and it looked interesting but was totally unprepared for how phenomenal the tour a
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