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Leidarendi Cave: Lava Tunnel Caving from Reykjavik

1. Leidarendi Cave: Lava Tunnel Caving from Reykjavik

Go caving in Iceland's Leidarendi Cave. You should definitely go on this tour if you want to see what’s underneath all the lava in Iceland. You will will explore the hidden world of the lava fields as you're taken down to The End of the Road (I. Leiðarendi). Leiðarendi is about 900 meters long, and you will walk around 150 meters towards it. The cave lies in a circle and is pitch black without light, but you will get a helmet and headlight, so you will easily see the wonders the cave has to offer. You will see magnificent lava formations such as stalactites and drip stalagmites, and have an underground adventure. You might need to hunch and crawl a bit, but all in all the cave gives an easy access to the underworld of the Icelandic lava fields. The lava above the cave was formed more than 2,000 years ago.

Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

2. Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

Combining snorkeling and caving gives you the ultra experience of Icelandic nature. You will explore the hidden world of the lava fields on foot and underwater. The cave we will visit is called Leiðarendi. The 900-meter-long lava tube offers unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has a rather easy access to the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields. You will snorkel under the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir national park  at the freshwater fissure Silfra, one of the best diving site in the world. Silfra is about 60-63 meters at its deepest. Silfra is a freshwater fissure and you can almost see end to end as the water is so clear. No diving experience is needed as you will snorkel at the surface of the canyon. We provide all the gear that you need and offer snorkeling in wetsuit and drysuit all dependant on your interest. Adventure Vikings is the only company in Iceland offering wetsuit snorkeling and we really recommend you to do that as you will get more freedom in your snorkeling experience.

Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

3. Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

Combining caving and the Golden Circle tour in Iceland gives you a unique experience of the Icelandic nature. See the wonders of the Icelandic nature while driving through the countryside and exploring the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields by visiting the cave, Leiðarendi.  Leiðarendi is a 900-meter long lava tube offering unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has rather easy access to the underworld of Iceland. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start your tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing, was established around 930 and at Þingvellir the two continents, Europe and America, meet. Also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are and check out the waterfall Gullfoss.

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What people are saying about Leidarendi Cave

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 149 reviews

ENG / ITA Lovely day at Leidarendi and Silfra whit our guide Adam! We saw wonderful landscapes and Adam gave us a lot of interesting informations about Iceland and its geological and geographical conformation. We had also a lot of fun and we laughed plenty. Super recommended. Adam number one. Special day in Leidarendi and Silfra with our guide Adam! We saw beautiful landscapes and Adam gave us a lot of interesting information about Iceland's geography and geological knowledge about lava rocks. We had a lot of fun and laughed just as much. Adam number one.

Very special experience. The cave is a lot of fun. After the snorkel tour you will feel really well refreshed. Wetsuit is recommended, the extra bit of cold is well worth it to be able to dive into the depths.

Great guide, as a geologist he has a clue what he is talking about. The tour even took place just for the two of us. Highly recommended and more adventurous than you think.

Excellent and very interesting. Our guides knew these caves very well. I just advise against people who have back or knee problems

A great guide and nice tour. The cave is little, but you see the lava rocks and have a nice exploration adventure.