About the Lava tunnel near Reykjavik: Classic tour
Our classic tour allows you to explore the lava tunnel in Iceland in a simple and pleasant way. The tunnel consists of many places of large lava stones which are fun to pass. A footbridge and several trails have been built where there is roughest terrain, which makes the trip accessible for everyone. Impressive lighting in the tunnel highlights the variety of colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic forces that formed the tunnel.
The lava tunnel at Raufarhólshellir in Iceland was created by the volcanic eruption Leitahraun about 5200 years ago. The tunnel is the longest and most famous lava tunnel in Iceland. The lava tunnel is impressive 1360 meters long. The main tunnel, which we use, is 900 meters long. On our classic tour we walk about 300 meters into the tunnel where the width is 10-30 meters and the height up to 10 meters. For a more challenging tour, se our "Lava tunnel in Iceland: extreme tour".
- Tour type: Caving
- Season: All year
- Tour duration: 1 hour
- Total duration (incl. transfer from/to Reykjavik): approx. 2 hours
- Guided in: English
- Minimum age: 3 years
- Requirements: No requirements, but the trail can be slippery a few places.
Tour ID: 1010 - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour
What is included in this tour? Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Guided tour in the lava tunnel (approx. 1 hour)
What is not included in this tour? Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavik
- Food and beverage (if desired you can bring light snack or drink in a small back pack)
There is not floating lava in the cave, otherwise it wouldn´t be possible to enter it. However, you will clearly see the path were the lava once floated, about 5.200 years ago. Fun fact: On average, fresh lava can be between 1,300° F and 2,200° F (700° and 1,200° C).
Please dress warmly! We reccommend: 1. Thermal underwear 2. Warm sweater 3. Windproof jacket 4. Sturdy shoes 5. Ski wear or an overall 7 Beanie, gloves and a scarf See the whole packing list here: https://icetour.is/what-to-pack-when-going-to-iceland/