Partner Tours

The Lava Tunnel

Visit the amazing lava tube Raufarhólshellir, located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík.

Tour code: SRE26

The Lava Tunnel
Price from: 13.499  ISK

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir

On this exciting adventure, you visit the 5000-year-old lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir. With only a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík in Reykjavík Excursion's comfortable buses, this is a great choice for those who want to make the most of their days in Iceland.

The lava tunnel is one of the biggest caves that have been discovered in Iceland. The total length of the tunnel is 1360 meters and at its widest, it is 30 meters wide with headroom up to 10 meters high. Inside the cave, you will find beautiful stalactites that formed when the active lava stream flowed through the tunnel some 5200 years ago. Not only that, but during winter you can witness some striking ice sculptures and giant icicles that form inside the entrance of the cave, making the caving experience even more amazing!

This tour includes transfer from Reykjavík, with the option of meeting us at BSÍ Bus Station or getting a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation. The full tour takes approximately 3 hours with 55-60 minutes spent exploring the cave. Your cave guide will lead you roughly 350 meters into the tunnel and teach you about the formation of the cave and the geological history of the region. You will also see where scenes from the Hollywood movie Noah, with Anthony Hopkins, were shot inside the lava tunnel.

Challenge your sense on this amazing half-day caving tour!

Tour Overview

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  • We pick you up @

    30 minutes before departure

    We pick you up @

    The transfer is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. Please be ready at your pre-selected pick-up point 30 minutes before tour departure.

  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • 3

    Minimum age:

    3 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Bus fare
  • 1 hour guided cave tour
  • Flashlight
  • Protective helmet

Not Included

  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Practical Information

We always recommend booking as soon as you are ready, especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us info (at) Tours can also be purchased on the day of the activity if any spots are available.

You can find the nearest pick-up location. You are welcome to email info (at) to get help with finding an alternative pick-up location

The pick ups starts 30 min before your tour's departure time. Please be ready at your bus stop in time.