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Private Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Akureyri

A private journey to a Unique Destination

Private Lofthellir Ice Cave tour from Akureyri offers you an private access to and exclusive Ice Cave in the middle of Lake Mývatn Outback. You will have complete access to your private guide and spend at least one hour in the cave without interference.

Our destination is an Lava Cave filled with ice, stalagmites and Ice sculptures, but first we stop at Goðafoss Waterfall on our way to Lake Mývatn. The cave boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave. We travel along a rugged track on a 4×4 Truck to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 20-minute walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless ropey lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. In winter we might have to use Snowshoes to get across the lava.

Private Lofthellir Ice Cave exploration is a special experience that you will not forget.

Private Tour Information

  • Price of all private tours is for a vehicle and a guide.
  • The vehicle is for up to 5 passengers.

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Price from

169.900 ISK per vehicle




  • Cave Lofthellir
  • Natural Ice Sculptures
  • Lúdentarborgir crater row
  • Lava field hike
  • The Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn
  • Waterfall Goðafoss
  • Snowshoeing, if needed


All Year


Upon Request

Departure time

11:00 AM


8 Hours


v Fully guided private tour

v 4×4 Truck transportation

v Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and rubber boots

v Snowshoes, if needed

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

Vehicle information: Our 4×4 Truck is a 6 passenger Toyota LandCruiser on 35″ tires, or a similar vehicle

We recommend you bring

  • Waterproof clothes
  • Gloves
  • Good walking shoes
  • Water bottle