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Vatnshellir Lava Cave Iceland Tour on Snaefellsnes

Visit an impressive lava cave on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and go on a journey 35 meters below the surface. The lower section of the 6,000 to 8,000 year old cave was hidden from the outside world for thousands of years and can now be reached by a long and narrow staircase.

In 1864 Jule Verne wrote the classic science fiction novel about the journey to the center of the Earth that started from the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull. Do not miss your chance to go on your own adventurous tour to the interior of the Earth under the glacier Snæfellsjökull! This adventurous lava cave tour takes you 35 meters underground and about 200 meters into the lava cube Vatnshellir.

During the tour, you reach two different sections of the cave by staircases. The upper section has great features and unique formations of lava statues curved on the sides of the lava tube. In the lower part of the lava cave, you will experience total quietness and even total darkness when your guide switches off the light. The total duration of the lava cave tour is approximately 1 hour and can be easily integrated into your tour around the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland.

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Meeting point: Snæfellsnes peninsula, 7km West of Hellnar

Tour Code

Tour Code




All Year



45 Minutes



Snæfellsnes Peninsula




Age Limit

Age Limit

5 Years Old


  • Guided lava cave tour
  • Helmet and head light

Not included:

  • Anything that is not stated in the included list

What to bring?

  • Warm clothes
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Gloves (recommended)

Meeting Point:

Snæfellsnes peninsula, 7km West of Hellnar


You need to be reasonably fit to participate – if you can walk up 2-3 story building without stopping and if you don‘t have trouble walking on uneven surfaces, you should be fine.

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