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Small Group Lava Caving Experience From Reykjavik

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  • Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personal experience
  • Lava caving adventure in a typical Icelandic lava cave
  • Specialized caving gear such as helmets and headlight torches
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Small Group Lava Caving Experience From Reykjavik
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Overview
Wonder what’s hidden beneath Iceland’s lava landscapes? Take a caving trip under a lava field to a typical Icelandic lava tube cave on this 3 hour adventure tour available directly from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to a lava plateau, put on caving gear, and explore an ancient lava ‘tube’ tunnel, with an expert guide. Absorb the age-old stillness as you explore, and view the fascinating lava formations, flakes and multicolored layers as you learn how they indicate different eruptions through the centuries. Great for adventure seekers and geology enthusiasts.
What to Expect
Depart your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned minivan and travel to the volcanic Blue Mountains, home to a large lava field that covers a network of extraordinary lava tunnels and caves.

On route, listen as your guide describes how these lava tubes were formed when lava solidified above ground while magna flowed and moved beneath it, eventually forming twisted corridors and chambers.

On arrival at the plateau, put on your provided specialist caving equipment, including a helmet with a flashlight. Then, after a safety briefing, follow your guide into the Leiðarendi, one of the region’s best-known caves.

Leiðarendi translates as ‘end-of-the-journey’ in Icelandic, and the tunnel more than befits its name — a long, pitch-dark tube that opens into wide and high hallways.

With your way illuminated by your helmet torch, head through the tunnel behind your guide. Be prepared to crawl over uneven terrain along some sections as you progress.

While you explore, soak in the silent and eerie beauty around you — nature at its rawest. See the beginnings of new stalactites and stalagmites, and ogle the multicolored lava formations and streams evident in the walls and ceiling as your guide explains how the different types of lava indicate different eruptions through the ages.

After discovering the cave, emerge back into the daylight and change out of your caving gear. Then, relax on your minivan journey back to Reykjavik, where your trip ends at your hotel.
Reviews (54)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great guide for the Leidarendi cave

Hofstead (sorry if that's incorrectly spelled) was an amazing guide for our trip through the cave. Mind you, we did have a personal experience as my wife and I were the only ones on this excursion ... That, in itself, says a lot, as the...More

Thank TerryStratford
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TerryStratford, We care about each of our customers, so our guide took the time to share with you the best that Iceland has to offer. Your safety is our priority, therefore, our guides make sure the trip goes smoothly. We are happy to receive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Our group of 12; Lava cave tour with Chris and Emily

We had a private tour since our group of 12 was large enough for us to be exclusive. Chris and Emily picked us up promptly at our hotel and drove us out to the lava fields. They were very knowledgeable about the region and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank CLangNJ
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Black and Blue tour

My friend and I chose to do a combo tour that involved the Lava Caving in the AM and the swim in Silfra in the afternoon. Thomas was an awesome guide who was both helpful and informative during the lava cave experience. I enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trek17192557473
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Fun experience

I had a great time walking and crawling through the cave! The tour guide was funny and talked about Icelandic folklore. The cave becomes pitch dark soon after you enter the cave. The tour provides a helmet and headlamp. You should bring your own gloves....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric F
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Lava Cave Experience

This lava cave experience is not for the faint of heart-or for those with bad knees. Our guide was Andrea, who was excellent. However, I think a few of us on the tour were more or less expecting a cave that was more open. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank JacksBee
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