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1-Hour Small-Group Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel Tour

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  • 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
From US$57.66
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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.
US$57.66
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.
US$57.66
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.
US$57.66
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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Neat to check out

We did this on our last day in Iceland as we had to be at the airport late afternoon. This was the perfect way to spend our last couple of hours in Iceland. Definitely something worth checking out if you have a spare hour and...More

Thank SD7372
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fascinating, beautiful....don't miss it

We arrived and checked in (reservations needed)...they supplied us with helmets and lights and proceeded down a path into the lava tube. The colors of the rock, the remains of dripping lava, ice formations and sky lights in the ceiling created an errie feeling like...More

Thank tcinbirmans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Another under rated natural wonder

This guided tour is ashort 45 minute drive from Rejkyavic. My wife had serious trepidations before going underground however the expert guide and his wealth of knowledge soon had her at ease.The 1 hour tour offers something different than most and should be onevery ones...More

Thank Peter K
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at The Lava Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the kind words! We totally agree. It means a lot to us to hear about your wife's experience. We are constantly working on improving this side of the service.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative

Amazing that this place has only been going for 18 months. The guides are very knowledgeable. It's an easy walk unless you need aids on the basic tour but wrap up warm as it's only 3C underground.

Thank Fen_Scorpion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Would recommend

Did this tour vis Reykjavik Excursions. Friendly bus driver out. Very informative tour leader in the cave. Regretting not doing the extreme version. The 1 hour tour is great for the whole family.

Thank Brendan492
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