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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

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
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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour
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Standard Tour - 11 AMMost Popular
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Standard Tour - 3 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Standard Tour - 12 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Overview
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide, and kitted out with provided equipment, you'll marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, you'll discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
What to Expect
At your confirmed time, you'll meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, 30 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. 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.

Your tour ends after about one hour of exploring the tunnel. Make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
Reviews (80)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
late october visit

this is exactly as described, get a hard hat and walk along a lava tunnel. dripping water, interesting rock colours, clambering up and down. not a hard walk but does suit fairly active people. the guide was informative and interesting. nice to have a short...More

Thank pault11_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun Tour with a GREAT GUIDE!

We did the one hour group tour, and it was so fun! Our tour guide was amazing and hysterical. We had a group of kids in the groups who kept asking questions which provided him even MORE great materials. Seriously I wanted to keep him...More

1  Thank pluierouge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great guide!!

We loved our guide! She was funny and so knowledgable! The tour itself was a bit slower and shorter than expected. Our teenagers could have moved at a faster pace and gone a big further in an hour. But we did know it was listed...More

Thank Swannsway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing and then some!

This was the first thing we did after getting our rental car and getting on the road. What an amazing place to start to grasp something so central to Iceland. It really got us started on the right foot. The website states that the difficulty...More

1  Thank Climber49783261076
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stunning!

We went on the one hour standard tour, and it was well worth it! The cave is beautiful and amazing, and our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the geology, but also Iceland in general. Definitely not for people with...More

Thank Ali D
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