Volcanic Veins and Golden Circle | Combo Tour | Lava Tube Cave Leidarendi | Gullfoss Geysir Thingvellir

Volcanic Veins and Golden Circle - Combo Tour - EI62

A long day tour with stunning natural features

Strokkur geyser Iceland minibus

Strokkur, the geyser erupts every 5-7 minutes

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.

Operated in a minibus
Small groups & personal service

From 20 490 ISK per person

Children (6-12): 50% off

Total duration: 11 - 12 hours

Time in cave: 1.5 - 2 hours

Pick up: 09:00 - 09:30

Available: Daily, Jun - Sep (summer)

Combo tour: This tour is a combination of two tours. First we do the Volcanic Veins caving tour and then we do the Golden Circle tour. We will drop you off at a diner / bakery in Reykjavik between tours, where you can have lunch (there is also a supermarket close by).

Difficulty: Suitable for all who can walk on uneven surfaces and crawl a bit. Age minimum: 6 years old.

Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided caving tour, flash light, gloves and helmet.

Not included: Lunch (We stop at a local restaurant/diner)

Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, packed lunch. Spikes that fit over your shoes for extra grip (in Winter).

Tour highlights:
Lava tubing in cave Leidarendi
Thingvellir national park
Geothermal area & Geysir
Gullfoss waterfall

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Description to the Leidarendi Cave Tour

We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal an extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colours. You will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty.

We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces.

Lava cave Iceland

Lava tunnels were formed by underground
"rivers" of flowing magma

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We'll be using torches and not headlights. There are a few reasons for that, mainly because headlights are weaker than torches and it is difficult to point them in the correct direction.

The cave's name translates to "End of the Journey". It was so named because the carcass of a dead sheep which reached its "End of Journey" and is found at the far end of the cave. It is likely that the sheep fell into the cave through a shakehole and was not able to climb out of it.

Cave Leidarendi is about 900 metres long and it is situated near a volcanic crater south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992.

On All Fours

The cave's ceiling and walls are broken or collapsed in very few places and it is therefore easy to navigate. Sometimes the cave’s ceiling gets a bit low so you might have to crawl for a short distance.

Lava cave Iceland

The cave also has imagination

Leidarendi lava tube is considered to be a subterranean wonder world. The entrance is a small pit that leads down into the cave; the cave itself runs in both directions and connects in two parts so it runs as a line with a circle in the middle.

Lunch Arrangements

After the caving tour we drive you to Reykjavik where you will have about 30 minutes between tours. You can go to the bakery, or the supermarket, both are close by. We will also have lunch stops during the Golden Circle tour, since this is a long tour.

Pickup for The Golden Circle tour is from 13:00 - 13:30 (you will be picked up last), you'll receive detailed information about this on your voucher.

The Golden Circle

This classic tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir. Along the way we will make stops at other interesting places, Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant, Faxi waterfall and crater Kerid, for instance. The Golden Circle tour is also operated in a minibus.

At Thingvellir National Park the Great Atlantic rift which is slowly pulling Iceland apart is clearly visible. The Icelandic Parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930 AD.

From Thingvellir you continue to Gullfoss Waterfall (meaning "Golden Falls"). The longest stop will be here.

Thingvellir Iceland

Thingvellir, site of the world's earliest parliament

We visit the hot spring geothermally active valley of Haukadalur which contains the super or Great Geysir which very rarely spouts now, but when it does it can spew steaming water 200 feet skywards.

The geysir Strokkur spouts about every few minutes and projects hot water and steam about 60-100 feet into the air. In this area there are many walking paths giving you a great view of steaming vents and colourful, mineral-rich mud formations.

Gullfoss Iceland

Gullfoss Falls - "The Golden Waterfall"

You will be visiting some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland.

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Volcanic Veins Tour: click here for the caving tour only.

Golden Circle Complete - Classic Minibus Tour: click here for the Golden Circle tour only.

The Golden Circle Express - available during winter.

Lava cave Iceland

The lava cave has stunning colors and formations

Strokkur geyser Iceland minibus

Strokkur, the geyser erupts every 5-7 minutes

Gullfoss Iceland

Gullfoss Falls - "The Golden Waterfall"

Lava cave Iceland

Lava tunnels were formed by underground
"rivers" of flowing magma

Lava cave Iceland

The cave also has imagination

Thingvellir Iceland

Thingvellir, site of the world's earliest parliament

Kerid crater

Kerid, volcanic crater lake

 

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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