Gjabakkahellir in Thingvellir National Park - Caving Tour
Lava tube in the vicinity of the oldest parliament in the world
Thingvellir is a rift valley formed by the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plates. The Thingvellir area has a high concentration of volcanic activity and newly formed lava fields are seen all over. There are a number of lava tube caves in these recently formed lava fields.
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Gjabakkahellir is one of these lava tubes which was formed during an eruption about 9000 years ago. The tube is open in both directions, so it is easy to walk through it. Gjabakkahellir is 364 metres long. Gjabakkahellir has a lot to offer the explorer. The entrances are very close to the main road, during the winter time it offers magnificent ice sculptures. Those who are looking for beautiful lava formations will find Teat Stalactites, shelves and many other amazing formations in here.
A day tour to Gjabakkahellir in Thingvellir offers not only the exploring of a beautiful lava tube, but also an experience of Iceland's most prized jewels of history and geology.
Extreme Iceland offers day tours to Gjabakkahellir and Thingvellir National Park every season of the year.