Floki Cave - Near Hafnarfjordur
One of Iceland's longest lava tubes
The eruption that created Tvibollahraun lava field was probably the first volcanic activity that occurred after the island was settled in the year 874 A.D.
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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A great number of caves are in the Tvibollahraun lava field, but the largest of them is the one named Floki. It only takes about a half an hour to drive from Reykjavik to a parking lot near the cave. From the parking lot it takes you around 30 minutes to walk to the cave’s entrance.
The cave is 1096 metres long and it forks in several directions and can be difficult to navigate. Preparations should be made before entering the cave and people need to be well equipped with flashlights and lanterns. The length of the cave at 1096 metres makes it the 10th longest lava tube in Iceland.
Knee pads should be included in your traveling kit whilst trekking through the cave Floki. Though there are places inside the lava tube where you can stand upright, you will have to duck your head or even crawl in most parts of the cave and you may need to slide on your belly in various places. Due to the many forked ways and small chambers of the cave, you are advised to take a guided tour through the cave. It is very easy to get lost in this cave for a great many hours.
There’s a lot of peculiar and amazing lava flow formations inside Floki lava tube. Some of them have unique forms and hues of colour. If you are open-minded enough and have a vivid imagination, you may be able to mark out “crocodiles” and “dinosaurs” in the unique lava flow formations that are all over the cave.
Extreme Iceland offers guided tours to the Floki lava tube every single day of the year (upon request for groups).