Join us into a craggy, volcanically scarred world hidden beneath the earth’s surface – to one of the longest and most famous lava tube caves in Iceland.
Raufarholshellir is a stunning geological paradise formed after a volcanic eruption that happened 5000 years ago. The cave is a magical place, famed for its vivid colors and fascinating rock sculptures that will inspire awe and wonder.
Your adventure begins when you meet your lava cave expert at the entrance to Raufarholshellir, who will provide you with any equipment that you need and give you safety information. The walk is easy in terms of difficulty, with some parts having footbridges and paths to make it easier and other parts being as nature intended.
As you push deeper into the subterranean natural wonder, you will start to see the many majestic sights that have made it so popular, including spectacular rainbow-colored walls that have been dyed various shades of emerald, ruby, turquoise, and lilac by the mineral deposits in Raufarholshellir.
The most spectacular parts are illuminated, ensuring that you can appreciate all the magic that Raufarholshellir has to offer. Your friendly guide will tell how the volcanic activity helped to craft the cave and its tubular structure will give you a great insight into how the lava flows helped to form it.
During the winter glimmering shards of ice hang from the cave’s craggy ceiling, creating a stunning visual effect that all visitors are sure to appreciate. The rest of the year is equally beautiful, thanks to the multi-colored minerals that decorate the cave’s walls and the stunning rock formations that the lava has created.
- Pick-up/Drop off
- Guided Tour with a Certified Caving Guide
- All Necessary Safety Equipment
- Helmet & Head Torch
- Crampons (in winter)
- Meals, refreshments, beverages
- Warm outdoor clothing for cold weather
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Good hiking shoes are highly recommended
- This tour is considered easy and can be done by people of all abilities. However, participants must be comfortable walking on uneven surfaces to be able to take part in the tour.