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. Great for those who have rented a car.
This tour departs from Lake Myvatn in North Iceland.
- Cave Lofthellir
- Lava field hike
- Lúdentarborgir crater row
- Natural Ice Sculptures
- The Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn
Lake Myvatn meeting point: Tourist Information Center. Click here for a map. Please show up at least 15 minutes before departure. See available departure times in the booking engine.
Included: Fully guided tour, transportation, cave exploration and equipment (helmet, headlight and studded boots)
Not included: Meals / refreshments
Bring with you: Warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, good walking shoes, water bottle.
This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition.
To reach the cave is a 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field.
The short entry (approx. 1,5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter.
Children (8-12): 8.950 ISK
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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
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.
We pick you up at Lake Myvatn and from there we drive alongside the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Ludentarborgir to the root of Mt. Hvannfell.
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.
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