From Reykjavík

Lofthellir Ice Cave

Fly to the north of Iceland and explore the impressive Goðafoss waterfall, the stunning landscape of the volcanic outback by Lake Mývatn and the mystical world of darkness in theLofthelltir Ice Cave

Tour code: STR024

Fly North and Explore Lofthellir Ice Cave

Take the early morning flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri where you’ll be met by our guide for Lofthellir Ice Cave tour. Please arrive at the Reykjavík Airport 45 minutes before departure.

Pickup is from 8:45-9:00 am at Akureyri Domestic Airport, where we start our tour to Lake Mývatn.

We drive to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri with a short photo stop at Goðafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods. From Lake Mývatn we drive along a rugged track around the unique volcano Hverfjall, through the crater row of Lúdentsborgir where we stop and enjoy the view over the Lake Mývatn area. After about 45 minutes drive we arrive at he roots of Mt. Hvannfell.

After 20-30 minutes walk across a lava field which is adorned by spectacular ropy lava, we reach the Lofthellir Ice Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. The temperature inside the cave is around 0°C so warm and preferably waterproof clothes are recommended.

After walking back over the lava field we enjoy the scenic drive through the incredible geology of the landscape on our way back to Lake Mývatn. We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn before returning to Akureyri and catching the afternoon flight to Reykjavík.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    All Year

  • Duration

    10 hrs

  • Meeting Point

    Reykjavík Domestic Airport

    Meeting Point

    (arrive 45 minutes before departure)

  • Language


  • Group Size

    2-8 participants

Customer Reviews

The trip was amazing. We were a group of only 4 people, so the group was really cozy. And our guide was a great host!
sebrynk — 2017-11-02

Tour Highlights

Natural Ice Sculptures

Godafoss Waterfall

Lake Mývatn


  • Fully guided tour
  • Transportation
  • Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and rubber boots
  • Domestic Round Flight (Reykjavík - Akureyri - Reykjavík)

Not Included

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík Airport
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Gloves
  • Good walking shoes
  • Water bottle