Vatnshellir Cave Tour


Follow the path of the lava flow 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface. Vatnshellir cave is probably the most accessible cave in Iceland and is suitable for most people. Even so, you need to be reasonably fit to walk in the dark cave on uneven lava floor and up and down spiral staircases inside the cave. This lava tube was created in a volcanic eruption from a nearby crater nearly 8000 years ago. In this 45 minute guided tour we get to see beautiful colors and lava formations as well as experiencing the total darkness and silence found inside the cave. This is our most popular tour, and definitely a must do if you’re in the area!




What is included?

• Helmet
• Flashlight/Torch
• Guiding in English / Icelandic

What do I need to bring?

• Hiking boots
• Gloves (optional, but recommended)
• Warm clothes