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Address: 14 km from Husafell, Husafell, Iceland
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Easy Fun and Scenic drive!

Easy family fun. Their were families with young kids and nobody had any issues. It was snowing outside but still easy to get to. Very Fun. Some reviews say you need 4wd to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sdtraveller2014
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy family fun. Their were families with young kids and nobody had any issues. It was snowing outside but still easy to get to. Very Fun. Some reviews say you need 4wd to get there but i only used 2wd drive and had no issues in the snow or mud. I will say it was only a few inches of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to use a 4x4 vehicle to get to the cave and wear a helmet and have a flashlight. The cave is very long and should be explored very carefully. Watch your step!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour in lava caves Brian excellent guide. Great for a the family or a group visit. Wear warm clothing.🙂

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Nederweert, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite be quite far and hidden location it was really cool, it is a adventure inside the earth and history about the volcano and all elements that create the cave, the guide was also very explicit about everything and answer all questions, there is a moment that everybody stays in total darkness and despite you have been in a dark... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

He is a geologist and a perfect view of life for his age. The tour is about 90 minutes with the knowledge and stories of lava, Iceland history and life experience all combined into it. We drove from the capital for about two hours with a stop by "children's waterfall" along the way. A perfect combination for a day trip.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A visit to the Surtshellir Lava Tube/Cave was an interesting inclusion on a day tour we took from Reykjavik with Icelandic Mountain Guides. I would not take the considerable time required to reach this destination as a stand alone visit...unless of course you are an avid spelunker, but is was a most interesting experience never the less. I had read... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When planning this trip to Iceland, I was trying to find a few more obscure and less visited sites. Surtshellir certainly qualified for that, so I was eager to see it! It is quite a ways off the main road (Rt 1) and down an F road, so does require a four wheel drive vehicle. The road wasn't bad, but... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

These lava tubes are amazing. I would highly recommend taking the drive out to them and going down exploring in them. Make sure you take a head lamp if you plan on doing any exploring as it can get pretty dark in there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I like this kind of thing and it was a good walk through the lava tube; not too busy either as some of the Icelandic tourist spots are.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

and you go down down down the stairs to get there, and then across the floor of this cave, where lava flowed 1000 years ago, and down to a cavern where you turn out the lights and it is just plain dark. We enjoyed our tour here very much. A short walk down a path (5 minutes?) after a 20... More 

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