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Lava Cave Exploration - Lofthellir in North Iceland - ST24

Explore an underground world of ice wonders


Lofthellir Lava Caving
Lofthellir Lava tubes ice
Lofthellir Lava Caving
Lofthellir Lava Tube Mývatn Akureyri
Lofthellir Cave Mývatn Akureyri

Lofthellir, a 3500 year old lava cave, is a world of ice and darkness, located in the northeastern part of Iceland near Lake Myvatn. It is about 370 metres long. You can choose whether you want to start the tour from Akureyri or the Lake Myvatn area.

From Akureyri

26 500 ISK pp

Duration: 7-8 hours

Pick up: 7:45

From Myvatn

19 500 ISK pp

Duration: 4-5 hours

Meet: 9:15

Children (0 - 12):
50% discount

Myvatn Meeting Point: Tourist Information Center. There's an extra tour during the high season (15 Jul - 31 Aug), meet at 9:15 or 14:15.

Minimum: 2 adults

Operated daily:
May 1st - Oct 31st

Bring with you: warm clothes, gloves, water bottle

Included: fully guided tour, transportation and cave exploration, equipment (helmet, headlight and rubber boots)

For more information, send us an email:

Not suitable for: young children, people with claustrophobia or people who are not in reasonable physical condition.

Cave conditions: there is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C


Tour Description

Here we visit the Lofthellir Lava Cave, entering the weird world of ice and darkness which will be explored underground. Our destination is a cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave.

We drive straight to Lake Myvatn and from there alongside the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Ludentarborgir to the root of Mt. Hvannfell.

After a 30 minute walk across a lava field adorned by endless ropey lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this remarkable and some say unbelievable natural phenomenon.

We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlið by Lake Myvatn before returning to Akureyri.

An optional stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths can be included.

Note! Hotel pick up in Myvatn is upon request and for free - just send us an email.



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