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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

Highlights
  • Prebooking ensures your preferred time slot
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
  • A guide explains geological details you may otherwise have missed
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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour
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Standard Tour - 11 AMMost Popular
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Standard Tour - 3 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Standard Tour - 12 PM
The tour is on the hour every hour and each tour takes approximately 55 - 60 minutes. We recommend you pre-book a tour to guarantee your place on the hour of your preferred time of day.
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Overview
Guarantee your desired time slot by booking a tour of the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel in advance. With a guide, and kitted out with provided equipment, you'll marvel at the changing colors of the lava rock formations while walking in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption. Plus, you'll discover historical info that you may otherwise have missed out on.
What to Expect
At your confirmed time, you'll meet your guide and small group at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, 30 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and warm, waterproof clothing.

Your guide provides you with a helmet and light before leading you into the tunnel. Listen as they point out some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations as you walk. Large rocks make the tunnel difficult to traverse in some places, but a footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain. Lights have also been incorporated in order to highlight the changing colors and clearly show the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred around 5,200 years ago.

Your tour ends after about one hour of exploring the tunnel. Make your own way back to Reykjavik or onto your next destination.
Reviews (74)
1 - 5 of 73 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Definitely worth doing

We prebooked this tour and drove ourselves. Make sure you arrive early to get your hard hat and lamp. Our guide was great - he could answer any question, and has a great sense of humour. The hour seemed to go very quickly, but was...More

Thank Leslie4870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Bad experience

We went on the one hour tour. Our headlamps did not work properly and at times it was difficult to see. The guide did not wait to see if anyone was having difficulty navigating in the tunnel. It was very difficult to walk on the...More

1  Thank GwenDianeG
lavatunnel, Owner at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find the experience enjoyable. Most people do give us great reviews but it is no secret that this is a natural phenomenon and we have made an effort to keep it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Super informative and fun

Our tour guide (Drew) made this a lot of fun. The topic is interesting by itself, but his way of presenting made it much better. A really fun and informative experience.

Thank ZekeMarsh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What a great 1 hour tour!

We booked this tour before arriving in Iceland because of the high reviews. So glad we booked early and went on this tour. It's only an hour but that's the exact time we needed to learn, see and explore. Arrive a few minutes early as...More

Thank sassiebean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lava Tunnel Experience

We had a great time walking inside the lava tunnel. Our guide was great and she spent extra time with us telling us things and showing us the tunnel. We took pictures and experienced complete darkness at one point. Great way to spend an hour...More

Thank WendyB12
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