Caving Tour and the Blue Lagoon - EI61
Volcanic Veins with options - Cave Leidarendi
We go caving and then afterwards you can relax in the famous Blue Lagoon, this caving tour is highly recommended for speleologists as well as amateurs. Join us on this adventure exploring the rare world of lava tubes, formed when boiling hot magma continued flowing into tunnels of already petrified lava.
From 13 100 ISK per adult
Children (6-12): 50% off
Minimum age: 6 years old
Total duration: Your choice
In the cave:1.5 - 2 hours
In the lagoon: Flexible
Pick up: 09:00 - 09:30
Available: All year
Switching point: After the caving tour we drop you off at a switching point in Reykjavik. You will some time to have lunch, there is a bakery and a supermarket at the switching point. Then at 13:00 we depart for the Blue Lagoon.
*Difficulty: Able to crawl and walk on uneven surface.
Included: Reykjavik pickup & drop-off, guided caving tour, torch, gloves, helmet, separate transfer to either the Blue Lagoon (and back).
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes/boots, bathing suit and towel.
Not included: Lunch
Note: Entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is not included.
For further information:
Blue Lagoon - Flexible duration
Just inform the bus driver of your transfer of which return departure suits your needs. You can even have dinner at the restaurant or at the café, or you can go to the Lagoon Bar.
Departure times from the Blue Lagoon (back to Reykjavik):
15:00 ~ 17:15 ~ 19:00 ~ 21:00
We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and colors. You will also see natural stalactites and many different rock formations making this a majestic and almost indescribable experience. The caves become wide and high in places with an even floor, however, the trip can also be rather difficult in places. We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces.
Lava Tube Cave Leidarendi
Cave Leidarendi is about 900 meters long and situated in a lava field near a volcanic crater southeast of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992. The cave's name translates as "End of the Journey" and was so named because of the carcass of a dead sheep which lies at the far end of the cave, where it reached its End of the Journey. It obviously fell into the cave through a shakehole and was not able to climb out.
Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns. There are no handrails, lights or any tools installed in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and it is important that people respect our guidelines. This tour is suitable for all who can walk on uneven surfaces and at times, on all fours.
Stori-Bolli is a rather handsome crater (about 150 metres in diameter) south-south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. From Stori-Bolli crater came the namesake lava field, Stora-Bollahraun and in it was the lava tube Leidarendi created. It only takes 25-30 minutes to drive to the cave from Reykjavik and the cave's entrance is just a short distance from the road.
The entrance to cave Leidarendi is a small pit that leads down into the cave; the cave itself runs in two directions and connects in two parts so it runs in a circle. The cave's ceiling and walls are broken or collapsed in very few places and it is therefore easy to navigate. Although sometimes the cave’s ceiling gets a bit low and at times you might have to crawl for a short distance.
After we have finished exploring the cave we will head back to Reykjavik.
The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
After the caving experience we drop you off at a switching point downtown Reykjavik. You will have some time to have lunch, before a separate transfer to the famous geothermal spa of the Blue Lagoon.
The warm waters are rich in minerals such as silica and sulfur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. Indeed, the attached Blue Lagoon Clinic is an internationally recognized psoriasis treatment centre. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C.
The Blue Lagoon is fed by the water output from the nearby Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant and is completely renewed every 2 days. The water in the lagoon is used for both recreational and medicinal bathing.
Please note that the fee into the bathing area in NOT included in the tour price.
If you have already been to the Blue Lagoon and only want to visit this cave, here's our 4-hour Volcanic Veins - Caving Tour
Caving Tour with the Blue Lagoon - Book here...
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
The bathing admission to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price.
As the bathing facility is often fully booked, you have to buy an admission ticket to the Blue Lagoon before booking this tour. Otherwise you may have to wait or even not be able to enter the bathing facility. Please go to www.bluelagoon.com and book your admission ticket.