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Cave Exploration Lofthellir Winter Challenge

Test your Limits & Take Part in an Adventure

Cave Exploration Lofthellir winter challenge tour takes you to Lofthellir Cave, a unique lave cave filled with ice formations, stalagmites and sculptures. During the winter season the route to the cave can get rough, due to snow and ice, so we bring along the snowshoes along. The track is usually around 40 minutes hike across a rugged lava field. Thus we combine the pristine untouched snow covered lava fields around the cave with an underground exploration. Once at the cave we spend at least one hour inside the cave, exploring the ice formations, darkness and strange atmosphere inside 3000 year old lava tunnel.
On route to and from the cave we explore the lava fields and craters around Lake Mývatn, especially the crater row of Lúdentarborgir.

This tour is also available from AKUREYRI

Only available upon request

Please note that Cave Exploration Lofthellir Winter Challenge is only available upon request and subject to weather and road conditions. We reserve the right to cancel the booking if condition are difficult.

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Price from

32.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Lake Mývatn


  • Lúdentsborgir Crater Row
  • Cave Lofthellir
  • Natural Ice Sculptures
  • Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn
  • Snowshoeing, if needed


November 1st - April 30th


Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Departure time



4-5 Hours


v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

v Snowshoes

v Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlights and rubber boots

x Refreshments


  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • To reach the cave is a 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field
  • 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 we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour

Meeting point: Lake Mývatn Information Centre or free hotel pick up

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate

We recommend you bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Gloves
  • Good walking shoes
  • Water bottle

    Cave Exploration Lofthellir Winter Challenge

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