Lava Tunnel

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£95.00

Experience a new world, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature like you have never done before. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. This is a tour for the senses!

The lava tunnel of Raufarhólshellir, located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík, is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 30m wide and 10m high. The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light. The fantastic range of colors of the tunnel wall is caused by the different mineral types of the rock.

You will witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption while walking in the path of a lava that flowed thousands of years ago.

BUS STOP UPDATE

Bus stop 9. Snorrabraut is temporarily closed from 1 October through 30 November 2018 due to constructions. Guests staying at Skuggi Hotel will be picked up from Bus stop 10. Hlemmur during that time period. 

See Iceland above and underground.

Begin the day with witnessing the inner workings of a volcanic eruption while we walk in the path of a lava that flowed thousands of years ago. The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high. The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light. The fantastic range of colours of the tunnel wall is caused by the different mineral types of the rock.

This is a tour for the senses. Experience a new world, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature like you have never done before. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. Scenes from the Hollywood movie Noah, with Anthony Hopkins, were shot in this lava cave.

After the tour we drive back to Reykjavík where you have one and a half hour before the next tour departs. This gives you time to take a stroll downtown or have a picnic by the pond, which is only a short walk away from BSÍ Bus Terminal.

The next tour takes you to three of Iceland’s most stunning sights; Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park.

The Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. All geysers in the world get their name from the now mostly dormant Geysir hot spring, from which the area also gets its name. At Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge.

Whether you take the morning or the afternoon tour, you will spend your time encountering a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and the famous Þingvellir National Park.

IMPORTANT: HOTEL PICK-UP CHANGES WHICH MAY AFFECT YOU

Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. You will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead.

To view pick-up points, please click here

Visit the link that you'll find in your voucher to download and print off a voucher for Reykjavik Rost.

Located right by the old Harbor, Reykjavik Rost offers a selection of freshly made & grilled sandwiches with a delicious selection of soups. With our exclusive meal deal voucher you can save up to 25% off of your combo meal (Soup + Sandwich + Filter coffee). Delicious! 

Ticket Information:

Tour availability: Daily

Departure Information: 09:00am

Duration: 12 hours

Additional information:
Remember to dress according to the weather.

What's included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure
  • Pick up starts 30 minutes before your selected departure time, the bus can arrive anytime during that time unless stated otherwise.
  • You are responsible for being ready and visible in time for your pick up at your designated bus stop or outside your hotel/guesthouse.
  • If you miss your pick up, you need to arrive at BSÍ Bus Terminal in time for your departure, at your own cost.
  • Drop off is limited due to streets´ closures and restriction on operation of buses in the city centre made by the city of Reykjavík. Therefore drop off may not be directly in front of your hotel / guesthouse but at designated bus stops close by.