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Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Nicetravel

Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Nicetravel

From US$ 170.67 per person

Explore the western side of Iceland by first visiting the Hraunfossar waterfalls and Deildartunguhver. Then discover the inside of the stunning Viðgelmir Lava Cave.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. You will be notified of your exact pick-up location If you do not require hotel pick-up, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 8:20 AM.
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  • Walk through the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Encounter the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Visit the Reykholt historic site
Full description

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will travel west to the historic area of Borgarfjörður, a region that can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, visit the charming Glanni Waterfall and Deildartunguhver Geothermal Area. Afterward, you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls spread at a distance of around 900 meters. The waters flow out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field that was formed around 1,000 years ago during a massive eruption of a volcano lying under a Langjökull glacier. Rivulets streaming from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland, and just a few meters away, you will find another interesting waterfall.  The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Vidgelmir lava cave. Just shy of 1,600 meters in length, the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize just how powerful eruptions of volcanoes can be. Lastly, visit the Reykholt historic site where you can learn about the history of Iceland and see Snorralaug, small hot spring used by local people since the 12th century. This place was first mentioned in medieval writings OF Snorri Sturluson, the famous Icelandic poet, and politician who used to bathe there.

  • Admission fee to the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Pick-up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour takes up to 10 hours
  • Admission fee to the Viðgelmir Lava Cave is included in the ticket price
  • You will get free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Meals are not included, please bring cash as there will be a stop for lunch and a coffee break in the afternoon
  • Pick-up takes place between 8:30AM–9:00AM, so please be ready at your pick up location from 8:30AM
  • The maximum number of passengers on the tour will be 19, allowing for a more personal and enjoyable experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 40 reviews

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Great experience, starts right from the get go with a crazy off road experience in a Mercedes’ sprinter, I didn’t realise I could be lifted off my seat quite so spectacularly! Caves were good, but cold, so do wrap up warm. Information and guides were excellent, although I can’t help but feel that some of the information is wasted on most people, who really just want to wander around and marvel at the amazing geological shapes and formations. A great experience all round, we’d highly recommend it :)

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March 16, 2022

Beautiful views, a volcano and vegetation in its vicinity, a beautiful fjord through which we passed and waterfalls. The guide charmed us with the beautiful weather and the sun actually appeared. Lava cave is an unusual adventure, you have to wear warm temperature close to zero degrees. End of the day in a nice new spa, great relaxation and rest and lots of new impressions

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July 27, 2020

The driver was very friendly and funny, he also looked after our well-being very well and gave us a lot of information. It was our first time in a cave and we loved the lava cave and had a nice guide there too. (Unfortunately I can never remember names) and the spa at the end was also very nice with a view. All in all, I would recommend everyone to have this experience and experience these beautiful moments for themselves. We thank for the very nice driver / guide and also our Lavacave guide!

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March 12, 2020

Product ID: 204121