Can you imagine how it is to live in a cave? Believe it or not, but during the 20th century, a normal Icelandic family actually did! The caves, called Laugarvatnshellar are two man-made caves that are located in unspoiled nature between lake Laugarvatn and Thingvellir National Park. The renovated caves give you insight into how life was like for the Cave People. 

How did they actually manage to survive in the caves? Come and experience it on a short guided tour into the caves and the surroundings with a local guide who will bring the story of the Cave People to life. Hear vivid tales of their struggles and their happiness while living in such primitive conditions.

The origins of these man-made caves are quite mysterious and there are rumors that they were haunted by ghosts. No one really knows how they were originally created or why they were created. Some people even say that the caves have origins older than the settlement of Iceland!

If you have time to spare while in the Golden Circle area, a visit to The Cave People is a great cultural addition to your trip.

Tour Duration: 20 minutes


  • Admission to the caves & surroundings
  • Storytelling with a local guide

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