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In the national park just under the mighty Snæfellsjökull Glacier, you’ll find Vatnshellir cave. A tunnel leading you into the underworlds of colourful lava formations, truly a magnificent sight as you wander deep underground. Don’t miss this one when travelling Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Snæfellsnes peninsula is home of many mythical tales of trolls and outlaws and this cave is no exception. Your local guide will show you around this natural wonder which is estimated to be 6000-8000 years old and tell you tales of the area. Lava tubes such as this one form during an eruption. When the top layer of a lava flow hardens the 1000°C magma continues to flow under the lava roof. As the lava stops and the lava runs dry, a tunnel underground has formed.
Just off the main road is a little cabin where you meet with your local guide. You’ll be provided with a torch and a helmet before you head down towards the cave. Staircases have been installed for easy access but you’ll explore the cave down 35 meters. To put it in perspective, it would be equivalent to an eleven storeys building.
Please note: The temperature in the cave is low all year round so we recommend warm layers and a waterproof outer layer because there is often some dripping from the ceiling. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots as the surface can be uneven.
If you’re on a self drive journey and are hungry for more caving adventures, make sure to check out Vidgelmir; Icelands largest lava tunnel.
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