AH15 - Iceland from Below - Caving Tour
See the most famous sites of Iceland in a different light
Available throughout the year, this tour takes you to unique sights of Iceland’s most spectacular lava tube caves and craters.
Adults: 9.500 ISK per person
Child (0-12): 50% discount
Maximum 2 children / youth per full paying adult
Available: all year
Transfer: at 12:30 from your hotel or guesthouse
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum: on Saturdays and Sundays, no minimum is required. On other days, the minimum is 4 persons
Included in package: bus, caving gear & English guidance
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We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they reveal extraordinary scenery of colors and lava formations. These beautiful, natural phenomena were created when the surface lava hardened and the fluid lava continued to flow in tubes underneath. You will also see natural stalactites and many different rock formations making this nearly an indescribable experience. The caves become wide and high and in many places the floor is quite even. However, the trip can become rather difficult so we recommend you bring good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for uneven lava surfaces.
Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns. There are no handrails, lights or any pre-installed tools in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and that people respect our guidelines. This tour is suitable for all who can walk on uneven surfaces and at times, on all four.
Please note: This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Stori-Bolli is a rather handsome crater (about 150 meters in diameter) south-south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. From Stori-Bolli crater came the namesake lava field, Stora-Bollahraun and in it was the lava tube Leidarendi created. It only takes 25-30 minutes to drive to the cave from Reykjavik and the cave's entrance is just a stone-throw from the road.
Leidarendi lava tube is about 900 meters long and is considered to be a subterranean wonder world. The entrance is a small pit that leads down into the cave; the cave itself runs in both directions and connects in two parts so it runs in a circle. The cave's ceiling and walls are in very few places broken or collapsed and is therefore easily navigated, although sometimes the cave’s ceiling gets a bit low and in times you might have to crawl a little bit.