Volcano and Lava Cave Tours


The Lofthellir lava cave brings along a magical feeling. The colors and the ice formations are incredible. Listening to absolute silence in the perfect darkness is an experience not to be missed. Visit Lofthellir lava cave with the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland.



Tour Description Lofthellir lava cave:

Lofthellir is 370 meters long cave with many different chambers of ice formations that will amaze you from the beginning. Lofthellir has the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave. The tour is appropriate for everyone who is ready to crawl, squeeze, climb up, slide down and walk on the ice and in the darkness.

You don’t have to be in great physical condition for this excursion, but rather agile. There are a few obstacles within the cave that will be a small challenge for taller adults or those with balance issues. The floor of the cave is covered with ice and water and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C. This is definitely a tour for more adventurous people but at the end you will definitely not regret that you made it!

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Book your Lofthellir lava cave tour here:

Season: May to October
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Approximately 4-5 hours (longest hiking time is 2x 20 min)
Included: Fully guided tour, transfer from the meeting place to the lava cave, helmet, headlights, rubber boots
Requirements of the tour: We recommend to bring waterproof clothes, gloves, good walking shoes, water bottle, children under 8 years old and those with claustrophobia are not suitable for this tour
Start of the tour: Mývatn Information Centre (it is also possible to get a hotel pick up in the Myvatn area)

Please note that this tour is also available with transfer from Akureyri. Furthermore there is also a special winter version available. Please contact us for further details via email. Please include the tour code (VT-04). This lava cave tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.