Cave Exploration - Lofthellir | Caving in North Iceland

Lava Cave Exploration - Lofthellir in North Iceland - ST24

Explore an underground world of ice wonders

Lofthellir Lava Caving

Explore caverns filled with gem like treasure

Lofthellir, a 3500 year old lava cave, is a world of ice and darkness, located in the northeastern part of Iceland near Lake Myvatn. It is about 370 metres long. You can choose whether you want to start the tour from Akureyri or the Lake Myvatn area.

From

Akureyri

27 500 ISK

From

Myvatn

21 900 ISK

Duration: 7-8 hours

Pickup: 07:45

Duration: 4-5 hours

Pickup: 07:45 / 09:15 / 14:45

Children (8-12): 50% discount

Myvatn meeting point: Tourist Information Center. There's an extra tour during the high season (15 Jul - 31 Aug), meet at 07:45, 9:15 or 14:45. Free hotel pick up possible

Akureyri Meeting point: Saga Travel Information Centre or free hotel pick up

Minimum: 2 adults

Operated daily: May 1st - Oct 31st

Included: Fully guided tour, transportation, cave exploration and equipment (helmet, headlight and rubber boots)

Bring with you: warm clothes, gloves, water bottle.

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Not suitable for: young children, people with claustrophobia or people who are not in reasonable physical condition.

Cave conditions: there is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C

Tour Description

Here we visit the Lofthellir Lava Cave, entering the weird world of ice and darkness which will be explored underground. Our destination is a cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave.

Lofthellir Lava tubes ice

The cave is full of ice structures

We drive straight to Lake Myvatn and from there alongside the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Ludentarborgir to the root of Mt. Hvannfell.

Lofthellir Lava Caving

Floor to ceiling icicles

After a 30 minute walk across a lava field adorned by endless ropey lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this remarkable and some say unbelievable natural phenomenon.

Lofthellir Cave Mývatn Akureyri

The cave entrance

We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlið by Lake Myvatn before returning to Akureyri.

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Note! Hotel pick up in Myvatn is upon request and for free - just send us an email.

Lofthellir Lava Caving

Explore caverns filled with gem like treasure

Lofthellir Lava tubes ice

The cave is full of ice structures

Lofthellir Lava Caving

Floor to ceiling icicles

Lofthellir Lava Tube Mývatn Akureyri

Some figure like shapes in the ice

Lofthellir Cave Mývatn Akureyri

The cave entrance

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