Unleash Iceland

The perfect after dinner tour! Hunt for the northern lights, explore Raufarholshellir lava tunnel and enjoy a delicious skyr drink at the Skyr Factory.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:15 September - 15 April
Duration:5 hours
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Unleash Iceland

 

Visit Raufarholshellir – Lava Tunnel, Skyrgerðin Factory and go on a northern lights hunt - all in one evening.

Driving from Reykjavik in the early evening, we go through the lava fields in Hellisheidi to Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel where we'll explore the incredible colours of underworld Iceland. Our next stop will be the Skyr Factory in Hveragerdi where we will get an introduction on the history of Skyr and how Icelanders manufactured this delicious yogurt-like dairy product. At the Skyr Factory we will also get to taste the brand-new TripAdvisor Skyr drink (Which is of course getting five star reviews from the TripAdvisor team). After an evening of experiences it's time to head out to hunt for the Northern Lights before returning to Reykjavik.

Tour Highlights

Raufarholshellir. Formed over 5000 years ago the lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland. Due to the different oxidisation of the various types of minerals in the lava, the walls are spectacularly colourful.

The Skyr Factory. A family run restaurant where the main focus is on the protain rich milk produce; Skyr. 

Northern lights. The lights are caused by cosmic rays, solar wind and magnetospheric plasma interacting with the upper atmosphere. Their charged particles, mainly electrons and protons, enter the atmosphere from above, causing ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents — generating the stunning light emissions we know as the Aurora Borealis. The experience of seeing these magnificent lights can be truly life-changing.
Please note that as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee sightings.

What to bring:

  • We recommend wearing warm, layerable clothing and good outdoor shoes
  • Your camera is a must

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guided tour 1 hour guided cave tour with flashlight and protective helmet
  • Admission to the Lava Tunnel
  • Skyr factory TripAdvisor cocktail
 
 

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