Cave Trio - Speleology in Iceland
Lava fields and cave tours close to Reykjavik
In the lava field Tvibollahraun, only 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik, you can discover a large number of beautiful and exciting lava caves. You are able to take a stroll through the lava field, enjoying both the scenery of the capital and also the lichen entombed lava formations of this ancient lava field. In this tour 4 different caves will be reviewed.
Duration: 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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Spenastofuhellir lava tube is around 200 metres long and it has some fantastic lava flow formations such as stalactites. Volundarhusid or “the Labyrinth” is only 100 metres south of Spenastofuhellir lava tube. Volundarhusid lava tube is also 200 metres long and has 6 entrances and it forks in every imaginable way just like a labyrinth. It is a colourful lava tube with great lava formations that are very pleasing to the eye.
Nyrdri-Lautarhellir lava tube is nearly 200 metres away from Volundarhúsid. It has 4 entrances and is partially collapsed. Parts of it are high enough for you to stand up without having to duck your head. There is a narrow tunnel in the southern part of the tube that leads to a chimney, which you can climb up. The lava tube is in total around 150 metres long. Sydri-Lautarhellir lava tube is around 170 metres long, in most places it is high enough for you to stand but if you want to see it all, you will sometimes have to crawl around. The lava tube offers some interesting lava formations.
The tour through the 4 caves and the lava passage takes around 4 hours, add to that 1 hour drive to and from Reykjavik and you’ll have a 5 hour trip to a hidden Icelandic volcanic wonderland laden with colourful lichen.
Extreme Iceland offers this 4 cave tour every season of the year.