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Situated in the middle of a massive lava field covered by soft moss is Vidgelmir lava tube. It’s the largest and widest cave in Iceland and by geologists considered Iceland’s most spectacular cave. Join this exciting journey underground.
The cave was closed off for public for a long time and as a result many of the multiple lava formations have been preserved. This tour is operated by a family run business from the local farm and is an absolute dream for anyone curious about caves and the world beneath our feet.
Fun fact: Bones and jewellery from viking times have been discovered indicating that the cave was inhabited at some point. Those remains are currently preserved at The National Museum in Reykjavik.
The easiest way to find the cave is to follow Vidgelmir on Google Maps. Once you’ve checked in with your guide you’ll gear up in a helmet and a headlight. Together with your guide you walk a couple of minutes until you reach the entrance of the cave. The tunnel is easily navigated with wooden pathways and therefore suitable for the whole family. The tour takes about 1,5 hours and your knowledgable guides have a background in geology and can tell you all about this natural wonder as you journey deep into the tunnel.
Please note: The temperature in the cave is low all year round so we recommend warm layers and a waterproof outer layer as there is often some dripping water from the ceiling.
If you’re in Reykjavik and not driving yourself we recommend checking out Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel only 30 min drive from Reykjavik and available with a pick up.
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101 Reykjavík, Iceland