Vatnshellir Cave Tour

  • Availability

    All year


    50 minutes

  • Difficulty


  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age

    5 Years

  • Price

    ISK 4.500

Tour Highlights:

  • Lava tube
  • Natural wonder
  • Explanation of the local geology


  • Guided caving tour in English
  • Flashlight and helmet

Vatnshellir Cave Tour

Please be at the location 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Follow the path of the lava flow 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface. Vatnshellir cave is one of the most easily accessible lava tubes in Iceland and is suitable for most people. Even so, you must be reasonably fit to walk in the dark cave on uneven lava floor and up and down spiral staircases inside the cave. The lava tube was naturally created nearly 8000 years ago in a volcanic eruption from a nearby crater.

In this 45-minute guided tour, you get to know the basics of how the cave came to be in a fun and educative explanation of the local geology.

Please bring warm clothes (it’s cold inside the cave), hiking shoes and gloves.

Please note that nearest restrooms are at Malarrif (3 min drive from the cave).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the pick-up included in this tour?

No, this is a meet-at-the-location tour.

Please put Vatnshellir Cave Tour on your Google Maps to check the route.

The cave is located around 200 kilometers from Reykjavik.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

In the event that a tour is canceled on our behalf, guests have the right of a total refund if the tour has not started. We refund full amount if you cancel with at least 7 days notice. We refund 80% of the amount if you cancel at least 4 hours before departure. We reserve right to cancellations within 4 hours before departures a no-show where refund is negotiable.

Vatnshellir Cave

Road 574, 356 Snæfellsbær

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Price from 4.500 ISK per person.

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