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Lofthellir Cave Exploration Day Tour from Akureyri

Hike to one of Iceland's most unique lava caves

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 7 Hrs - 8 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 2 Travelers To Book
  • Hotel Pick Up
Highlights
  • Spend a day visiting Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave with the greatest natural ice sculptures in all of Iceland
  • Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you drive by Goðafoss Waterfall and Lúdentsborgir Crater Row
  • Check out the volcanic outback by Hverfell, a unique volcano near Lake Mývatn
  • Walk across a lava field, stop at a quaint village, and more on this whole day adventure

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  • Morning Tour

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    • Departure time: 8:00am
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    US$ 267

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  • Afternoon Tour

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    • Departure time: 1:00pm
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What To Expect

Enjoy a full day adventure to one of Iceland's natural lava caves, and the largest underground cave in the country. See a mixture of fire and ice with this fantastic day tour that takes you to the Lofthellir cave, a natural lava cave that is home to the greatest natural ice sculptures in the entire Iceland. Starting with a pick up from your hotel, the full day tour takes you straight to Lake Myvatn from Akureyri. There you'll hike along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, then pass through Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After the hike, you reach the beautiful Lofthellir Lava Cave. This tour requires you to get down and dirty - and on all fours, literally, to reach the inside of the cave. Nevertheless, the sights inside the cave are definitely worth it. Marvel at the fascinating underground ice sculptures, truly a breathtaking natural phenomenon. After taking in all the sights in the cave, stop by the charming village of Reykjahlíð before finally returning to Akureyri.

Cave Exploration Lofthellir
Travel from Akureyri to Cave Lofthellir, a natural lava cave with this whole day tour
Cave Exploration Lofthellir
Go on a 20 minute walk across a rugged lava field
lofthellir cave exploration day tour
Marvel at the natural phenomenon - the mix of fire and ice insie Lofthellir Cave
Cave Exploration Lofthellir
Check out the beautiful underground sculptures inside the cave
lofthellir cave exploration day tour
Enjoy a full day hiking and traveling to the largest underground cave in Iceland
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Fully guided tour
  • Transportation
  • Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlights and studded boots
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Refreshments
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:00am / 1:00pm depart Akureyri
  • Drive to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri
  • Pass the volcano Hverfell
  • 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field to reach the cave
  • One-hour tour inside the Lofthellir Lava Cave
  • A short stop in the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn
  • 4:00pm / 9:00pm return to Akureyri
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 8-12
  • Adult ticket: Age 13 and above
  • Children age 0-7 cannot join this activity
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for each booking
  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • There is a 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field to reach the cave
  • The short entry (approx. 1.5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter
  • There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions, the operator might use a different route resulting in a longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • Please bring warm and waterproof clothing
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the travel date and time specified

Meet Up Location:

  • Meeting point: Saga Travel Information Centre, Kaupvangsstræti 4, Akureyri

Free Hotel Pick Up:

  • Pick up and drop off is within Akureyri City Center and nearby locations, which covers most hotels and guesthouses in Akureyri City
  • Pick up starts 15 minutes before departure time, but the operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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