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Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour

Weird World of Ice & Darkness

 Join the Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Lake Mývatn and take part in an Adventure! The tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland. We drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon.

This tour is also available from AKUREYRI & Reykjavík

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Price from

17.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Lake Mývatn


  • Lúdentarborgir crater row
  • Lava field hike
  • Cave Lofthellir
  • Natural Ice Sculptures
  • The Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn


May 1st - October 31st



Departure time

08:00, 10:30, 13:00


4-5 Hours


v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

v Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and studded 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

    Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour

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