Caving in Iceland | Lava Tube Caving Iceland | Speleology

Caving in Iceland - Speleology in Lava Tube Caves

The underground treasures of Iceland's volcanoes

Extreme Iceland has the most comprehensive selection of caving tours in Iceland. We offer everything from scheduled day tours to private multi-day tours.
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Auroras

    Northern Lights, ocean view and caving tour

    Snaefellsnes peninsula has been given the well deserved nickname "Iceland in miniature". We offer you scenic winter tour with great ocean view, stunning landscape, northern lights searching and an easy cave exploration in Cave Vatnshellir, making this two-day tour great value for money.

    2 days
    Oct - Mar
  • Volcanic Veins - Caving tour

    Minibus tour from Reykjavik

    Available all year long, this speleology tour takes you to unique locations in Iceland’s most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. These beautiful, natural phenomena were created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow in tunnels.

    ~3.5 hours
    All year
  • King of Caves

    Cave Raufarholshellir - Iceland's 3rd largest lava tube cave

    More than just "scratching the surface" during your Icelandic experience, this cave adventure is surely off the beaten path. In the winter time a lot of ice forms in the forward section of the cave and almost every stone is coated with a thin crust of ice, which makes it hazardous to walk around the cave.

    ~5 hours
    All year
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Minibus day tour to Snaefellsnes Peninsula

    Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a world of diversity, comprising many of Iceland's unique features on one peninsula. It is a legendary area of magic and beauty, immortalized in Jules Verne's “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. We will also visit a cave on the way.

    ~12 hours
    Apr - Sep
  • Volcanic Veins and Golden Circle

    A full day tour with stunning natural features

    Lava tube caving might be a completely new experience for you. But that's what Iceland is all about! In cave Leidarendi you get to explore the geological history of the island, from within! In the afternoon you join the Golden Circle Complete - Minibus tour where you'll see the main attractions of Iceland.

    ~11 hours
    June - Sept
  • Volcanic Veins and Whale Watching

    The discovery of wild nature near Reykjavik

    Lava tube caving and whale watching combines your interest in volcanoes and wildlife. Cave Leidarendi reveals the hidden mysteries of our island's recent geological history. In the afternoon you join a whale watching tour from the Reykjavik marina.

    ~7 hours
    All year
  • Quads and Caves - ATV Tour

    Venture into the bright and the dark side of Iceland

    Quad & Caves is our most popular multi activity day tour from Reykjavik and it's great value for money. The lava tunnel exploration is a relatively mild caving experience. Begin the day speeding across the country side, ending up on a mountain top with panoramic view of Reykjavik. Dive into earth itself to explore an ancient lava tube.

    ~7-8 hours
    All year
  • Caving Tour and the Blue Lagoon

    Volcanic Veins with options - Cave Leidarendi

    With the options of either staying in the Blue Lagoon for a few hours, or being dropped off at KEF international airport, this tour is highly recommended for speleologists as well as amateurs in the field. Adventure exploring a rare world of lava tubes. That is truly entering into a volcano's interior.

    All year
  • Combo Madness - 3 amazing tours in one day

    Caving Tour - The Golden Circle Express - Magical Auroras

    The aptly named Combo Madness tour is not for the faint of heart! In one day we squeeze in three day tours that will leave you with unforgettable moments in Iceland: A tour through a lava tube in Journey's End cave, The Golden Circle Express tour and in the evening we search for the northern lights, on the Magical Auroras tour.

    ~15 hours
    Sept 15 - Apr 15
  • Earth and Sky

    Caving and Northern Lights by Minibus

    From the centre of the earth to the sky. Experience the natural wonders in Iceland. First we go caving and then ww search for the northern lights. Operated in a Minibus, small groups for a better experience. Afternoon combo tour.

    ~9 hours
  • Inside the Volcano

    Thrihnukagigur a most remarkable Magma Chamber

    All you need is the willingness to do a moderate 45–50 minute hike (in order to get to the Thrihnukagigur crater) and the guts to descend 120 meters (400 feet) to the bottom of the volcano's magma chamber in an open cable lift. One of the most remarkable natural phenomenons on the planet.

    5-6 hours
    May 15.- Oct 15.
  • Explore Lofthellir Lava Cave

    Explore an underground world of ice wonders

    In this tour you will visit the Lofthellir cave, located in north Iceland, and discover the natural ice wonders it hides. We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlid by Lake Myvatn before returning to Akureyri.

    4-8 hours
    May - Oct
  • Cave Buri in Leitahraun Lava Field

    One of Earth's most spectacular lava tube caves

    Explore inside a unique underground world with ice sculptures, lava tunnels and a 17 metres high vertical pit made from a lava fall. Buri is probably the most prized of all Icelandic lava tube caves. Its size is unrivaled in Iceland, the largest chambers are about 10 metres in height and 10 metres wide.

    Note: The cave is now closed until further notice

    8 hours
  • The Cave Explorer - Underground Private Tour

    Iceland's true heart where darkness is revealed

    Lava tube caves are not something that you see just every day. If you're looking for a unique experience with not a boring moment, this might be the tour for you and your family, friends, or co-workers. You get to be a real spelunker explorer! We provide the outfit of course: helmet, torch and gloves.

    4+ hours
    All year
  • The Cave Explorer on Steroids

    Speleology in Iceland at its best

    This is a unique opportunity to discover the hidden world underneath us by visiting amazing caves in Iceland, as well as many other gems of nature all around the island. On our menu: lava fields, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, deserts, volcanoes, icebergs, rivers, and of course, lava tube caves.

    15 days
    Jun 15 - Sep 15
  • Caving tours for groups of all sizes

    Out-of-the-box or custom caving tours

    Extreme Iceland specializes in group and private tours. We offer caving tours to caves all over Iceland. The tours can be day tours or multiday tours, operated in a super-jeep or a minibus. Contact us if you have any questions.

    For groups of any size.

    Tailor made for your group