Saga Travel is an Icelandic tour operator is built by people with passion for Iceland and travel. We believe that life should be an adventure, driven by the desire for knowledge and new experiences. All our tour guides are highly qualified and experienced local professionals, who know the land like the back of their hand and are storytellers at heart.
Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour in the Volcanic Outback of Lake Mývatn
Join the Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Lake Mývatn and take part in an adventure! The tour takes you through the stunning landscape of the volcanic outback of Lake Mývatn. To the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Ice Cave. The main attraction of the cave is the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland, formed by thousands of years of dripping water.
We at Saga Travel pride ourselves on having exclusive rights to offer guided tours to this 3.500 year old lava tube cave. The limit of visitors in each tour is 10 persons, this is both to limit visitors affect on the cave and also to give our clients a unique chance to visit Lofthellir Ice Cave in a small group.
From Lake Mývatn we drive along a rugged track around the unique volcano Hverfjall, through the crater row of Lúdentsborgir where we stop and enjoy the view over the Lake Mývatn area. After about 45 minutes drive we arrive at he roots of Mt. Hvannfell.
After 20-30 minutes walk across a lava field which is adorned by spectacular ropy lava, we reach the Lofthellir Ice Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. The temperature inside the cave is around 0°C so warm and preferably waterproof clothes are recommended. After walking back over the lava field we enjoy the scenic drive through the incredible geology of the landscape on our way back to Lake Mývatn.