The Buri cave in the Reykjanes peninsula was discovered in May 2005 in the Leitarhraun lava field. Over a kilometer in length and 10 meters (33 ft) wide, the innermost portion of the cave is the most impressive with a 17 meter (55 ft) long vertical pit created from a lava ‘waterfall.’ The entry chamber during winter is adorned with natural ice sculptures and icicles.

Buri cave is one of the most impressive known lava tube in Iceland. It is about 5000 year old and has everything one can hope to find in these wonders of nature. This cave is the cave explorer’s dream and offer some great photo opportunities.

The cave is almost 1 km long and many champers are enormous, over 10 meters high and wide. The sheer size of these chambers stun many explorers and the variety of the many halls. Each exhibits more awe-inspiring alien subterranean landscape than the next.

Spelunking in Buri cave

While Buri is among the world’s largest known lava tubes, it is narrow in places and a little tricky to traverse. Exploration of this cave is therefore only suitable for those who are both reasonably fit and comfortable in confined spaces. We also recommend waterproof clothes and good shoes.