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Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

4.7 / 5

26 reviews

Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

From £117.66 per person

Explore the western side of Iceland by first visiting the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. You will also experience local hot springs, with the highlight of this tour being a visit inside the stunning Viðgelmir Lava Cave.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Encounter the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Visit the Reykholt historic site
  • Explore the Grábrók volcanic craters area
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be swept off to the 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 Grabrok Volcanic Craters. Just a few meters away from the famous Ring Road there are three craters, Stora (Big) Grabrok, Grabrokarfell, and Litla (Small) Grabrok. These formed approximately 3,400 years ago during massive eruption shaping the landscape around. Solid wooden stairs lead up to the top of Stora Grabrok from where you can admire other colorful craters, lava fields, and lake Hreðavatn. 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. During this 1.5-hour expedition, you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland, complete with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. 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 bath there. Now, Snorralaug is just an archaeological site but you can still take advantage of the minerals in the geothermal waters that boil underneath the ground of Borgarfjordur area.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  • This tour takes up to 11 hours
  • Meals are not included, but 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

4.7 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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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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27 July 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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12 March 2020

The lava tunnel was awe inspiring, with ice forming stalagmites from the overhead drip. The lava formations within the tunnel, were amazing and the guide was extremely informative about the geology of the formation of the tunnel. The waterfalls were breathtaking, with the glacier runoff providing a blue hue to the falls, contrasting the rest of the river they flowed into.

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4 March 2020

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