Tour of Lofthellir Lava Tunnel & Ice Cave in North Iceland


4.5 Hours





Minimum Age

8 Years


Explore the exciting Lofthellir Cave, an incredible underground adventure that takes you deep beneath the surface of North Iceland’s stunning landscape. This tour is perfect for adventurous travellers looking for a unique and thrilling experience during their visit to Iceland.

Your tour will begin at Lake Mývatn, where your expert guide will pick you up and take you on a scenic drive through some of the region’s most breathtaking natural wonders. Along the way, you’ll pass by the imposing Mt. Hverfjall volcano and the striking Lúdentarborgir crater row, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in the stunning sights and capture some amazing photos.

After your scenic drive, you’ll embark on a 30-minute walk across a lava field to reach the entrance of the Lofthellir Cave. Here, you’ll receive all the necessary equipment, including a helmet, headlamp, and studded boots, to ensure a safe and comfortable journey through the cave.

As you make your way through the cave’s narrow entrance, you’ll find yourself in a fascinating underground world filled with breathtaking natural wonders. With every step, the cave just gets bigger, revealing incredible natural ice formations and otherworldly landscapes created over thousands of years.

The tour is designed to be challenging but not overly strenuous, making it perfect for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of caving without prior experience or special skills. Throughout the tour, your expert guide will provide insights into the geological processes that have created this incredible natural wonder and ensure your safety every step of the way.

One of the most exciting parts of the tour is the crawl through the cave’s narrow entrance, which adds an extra level of excitement and adventure to the experience. But don’t worry; once inside the cave, the paths are wide enough to walk comfortably.

As you explore this remarkable underground world, you’ll be amazed by the stunning natural ice formations created by the cave’s unique climate. The temperature inside the cave is consistently below freezing, creating a perfect environment for the growth of ice stalactites, stalagmites, and other incredible formations.

This tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s perfect for anyone who loves adventure and exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned caver or just looking to try something new, the Lofthellir Cave Tour is an experience you’ll always remember. So, book your tour today and get ready to embark on an incredible underground adventure in North Iceland!


  • Pick up from Lake Mývatn
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Use of all safety gear

Not included

  • Meals and refreshments

Good to know

  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or those that are not in a reasonable physical condition
  • You’ll need to undertake a 30-minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field to reach the cave
  • Please note that the Cave’s entrance is approx. 1,5m, and guests will need to crawl on all fours to enter
  • Also note that there is ice and water on the Cave’s floor and that the temperature inside the is around 0°C
  • This tour is weather dependent and the length of the tour might differ depending on weather conditions.

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

From 37,900 kr. /pp.

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