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Surtshellir Lava Cave

14 km from Husafell, Husafell, Iceland
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Great excursion

I visited the cave with my daughter. It is a great experience. Amazing formation of the cave from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve C
Port Jefferson, New York
via mobile
Well organised tour, spectacular feature

We visited with our four year old who loved it although if you have children of this age or younger... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Hampshire, UK
via mobile
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14 km from Husafell, Husafell, Iceland

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the cave with my daughter. It is a great experience. Amazing formation of the cave from 1,100 years ago. Our tour guide Maria is wonderful. Well explaining the geological formation of the lava cave. She’s funny and lovely! I wish I could have...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We visited with our four year old who loved it although if you have children of this age or younger they need to be ok with small spaces and darkness! Note also that access is on a gravel road, albeit very passable with a two...More

Thank examino
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was a wonderful experience. We had a great guide (Maria) and amazing and uinique site! Loved it and highly recommend! I'll definitely come back!

Thank Mcerika
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The drive up to the lava cave is out of this world beautiful. Our children loved going down into the cave with our wonderful, informative guide. Part of the cave had ice formations coming out of the ground that looked like they were from a...More

Thank acstarr
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Well organised, with a well prepared guide who was not a geologist but knew all we needed about the lava tube. Gritty but fascinating as you can see how the lava created the tube and where it left its deposits along the way. Well worth...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Easy family fun. Their were families with young kids and nobody had any issues. It was snowing outside but still easy to get to. Very Fun. Some reviews say you need 4wd to get there but i only used 2wd drive and had no issues...More

Thank Sdtraveller2014
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Make sure to use a 4x4 vehicle to get to the cave and wear a helmet and have a flashlight. The cave is very long and should be explored very carefully. Watch your step!

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour in lava caves Brian excellent guide. Great for a the family or a group visit. Wear warm clothing.🙂

Thank angela b
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Despite be quite far and hidden location it was really cool, it is a adventure inside the earth and history about the volcano and all elements that create the cave, the guide was also very explicit about everything and answer all questions, there is a...More

Thank Russa0
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

He is a geologist and a perfect view of life for his age. The tour is about 90 minutes with the knowledge and stories of lava, Iceland history and life experience all combined into it. We drove from the capital for about two hours with...More

Thank sunjoe075
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7 January 2017|
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Response from Stef4115 | Reviewed this property |
We visited without a guide in September. You would do much better with a strong headlamp than a torch, however, as you will want to use your hands to help climb the rocks. And at the first entrance past the parking lot I... More