The Lava Falls Adventure Tour

The Lava Falls Adventure Tour
The Lava Falls Adventure Tour
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  • Duration3-4 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationRaufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel

Tour description

The Lava Falls Adventure Tour takes you off the beaten path and into The Lava Tunnel’s depths to explore the cave’s source, the magnificent Lava Falls.

A more extreme tour for the adventure seeker

This is the tour for the adventure seekers; it takes you beyond the standard tour, all the way to the end of the tunnel, where magnificent lava falls and other natural wonders await in the dark. This is truly an unforgettable experience, full of sights and emotions. The Lava Falls tour is the highest-rated tour of The Lava Tunnel. It’s done in small groups only, with a designated caving guide. Please note that this tour is more extreme than regular attractions as it traverses over rugged terrain, including big rocks and boulders, so a good balance and good physical health are required.

An adventure to remember

You will spend 3 – 4 hours in the cave. That being said, no prior caving experience is required. We rely solely on head torches to navigate this underground wonderworld, so we do not recommend this tour for those who may have claustrophobia. We also do not recommend this tour for pregnant women or children younger than 12. Passengers must be wearing hiking shoes with ankle support.

Gear and Conditions

Helmets, headlights, gloves, and other specialized equipment are provided. Hiking boots (with ankle support) and warm clothes are required, and we recommend a backpack for water and snack. Remember that there is usually some water dripping from the ceiling, so wearing a water-resistant or waterproof jacket/clothes is good. Please note that there is a minimum number of two passengers for the Lava Falls Adventure tour. The Lava Tunnel reserves the right to cancel a tour with at least one hour’s notice if there are insufficient passengers. Of course, if The Lava Tunnel cancels your tour, you get a full refund. The Lava Tunnel also reserves the right to deny a passenger with insufficient clothing and footwear on tour.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the tour will reach the end of the cave on every tour. It depends on the fitness and overall state of the passengers/group.

Cancellation policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event.


What's Included

  • Guided caving tour (English)
  • Flashlight, gloves and helmet

Good to Know

  • Available Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 (other times by request)
  • Lunch is not included
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Bring warm clothes and hiking shoes with ankle support

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The Lava Falls Adventure Tour is an amazing experience. A 3-4 hour hike inside a lava tunnel is completely different from every other hiking tour. Not for claustrophobic people though!