Lava Caves - Djupihellir, Langihellir, Tanngardshellir and Rotahellir
Wonder world both above and below surface
The main ski resort in south Iceland is located in the Blafjoll mountain range near the outskirts of Reykjavik and its neighboring towns. We invite you to take a look at the beauty of the underworld in this already stunning location.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Available: On request
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided caving tour, flash light, gloves and helmet.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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This area is great for every kind of outdoor activity, hiking and exploring caves whether it is summer or winter. And the greatest fact of all, it’s only half to one hour drive away from Reykjavik. Just west of Blafjoll mountains lies Strompahraun lava field and within it an abundance of lava tubes are to be found. The largest of them and best known are Djupihellir, Langihellir, Tanngardshellir and Rotahellir.
• Cave Langihellir is around 660 metres long with several openings. The main chamber is over 300 metres long. In here we can see a plethora of lava formations that clearly show the flow of the lava and the solidified results of that flow.
• Cave Djúpihellir is around 260 metres in length and is a labyrinth of a lava tube. It has several entrances and skylights, there are two chimneys. Djupihellir is partially on 4 levels with spacious chambers on all sides.
On the top level are 2 main chambers with a narrow tunnel between them and from both chambers there are openings to the level below.
• Cave Tanngarðshellir is 160 metres long. It’s an interesting lava tube that is mostly free of breakdown and with amazing and peculiar lava formations of all sizes and colours. An ancient lava passage, unusual patterns on the floor, amazing colour variations and the row of teeth itself.
The English translation of the name Tanngardshellir is “Cave Dental Arch”.
• Cave Rótahellir is around 380 metres long and is quite deep below the hardened lava. Multitudes of roots hang from the ceiling of the lava tube. The longest of the roots have been measured at almost 2 metres in length. The cave gets its name from those roots.
This lava tube tour through the lava fields of the Blafjoll Mountains takes from 4-5 hours.
Extreme Iceland offers this tour at every day of the year.