Iceland – Discover one of the largest lava caves

Traveling in Iceland? Highly recommended is the excursion to the lava caves Raufarhólshellir just 30 minutes from Reykjavik. Here you witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption. Follow the tunnel where lava flowed thousands of years ago deep underground. A true adventure for young and old.

On arrival you will be offered a helmet with lighting and that is also necessary. The further you walk into the lava tunnel, the darker it gets. Raufarhólshellir is one of the largest lava caves in Iceland. The tunnel is more than one kilometer long, but only the first 400 meters can be visited with an experienced guide. Sturdy shoes and warm clothing are a must, because the temperature in the cave is only just above freezing.

In some places, the top has collapsed, allowing the sun to enter the lava tunnel. This also immediately explains why there is snow in some places. The different mineral types in the rock also provide different colors in the cave. An ideal trip of three hours from Reykjavik!