Guided tour

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From Reykjavik: Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel by Bus

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 92.08 per person

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Explore the inner workings of a volcanic eruption on a bus trip to the Raufarhólshellir lava tube. Walk in the path of lava flow from the eruption of Leitahraun about 5,200 years ago. Experience a sensory adventure as you marvel at the colors and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore the magnificent Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel
  • Feel the force of nature like never before
  • Marvel at the range of colors in the lava tube
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Feel the thrill of discovering the unique rock formations in the Raufarhólshellir lava tube on a guided tour. Venture into the cave with a high-quality flashlight and helmet. Stay connected during your trip with complimentary WiFi on the climate-controlled bus from Reykjavik to the cave.

Journey by bus from Reykjavik to the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel about 30 minutes from the capital. Upon arrival, explore one of the largest lava tubes in Iceland, where the ceiling has caved in near the entrance to create beautiful columns of light. 

Marvel at the fantastic range of colors in the tunnel wall caused by different mineral types in the rock. Go on a sensory journey as you hear the cave "talk" and feel the forces of nature like never before.

Step out of your comfort zone at a site so extraordinary it was selected as a filming location for the Hollywood movie "Noah" starring Anthony Hopkins.

  • Bus fare
  • Guided 1-hour cave tour
  • Flashlight
  • Protective helmet
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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  • Please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 192 reviews

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Absolutely fascinating tour inside a beautiful cave! The guide shared lots of fascinating insights into the history and formation of the cave with plenty of stops along the route for information and photos. All the instructions and directions were clear to follow. The path was very uneven underfoot at times but well worth navigating to see the spectacular cave. The transfers from Reykjavik BSI were very easy to locate too,

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November 18, 2022

Pickup location is easy to get to, make sure you go to the back of the bus station as that's where our bus was waiting. The tour was AMAZING! So informative and our guide was so nice and knowledgeable. Fairly easy tour, no hills and not too much walking, just mind the volcanic rocks and wear shoes with excellent grip and just about anyone can do this tour.

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October 7, 2022

Apart from the bus driver being completely uncommunicative and the wait at the centre to go on the tour, exploring the lava tunnel was incredible. The explanations given by our guide, the amazing colours and rock formations were well worth the visit. The helmets were heated which was a plus but definitely take gloves and scarf, the tunnel is a cool 4 degrees!

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September 25, 2022

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