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Fly: Cave Exploration Lofthellir

Weird World of Ice & Darkness

Cave Exploration Lofthellir 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. The tour starts with a scenic flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri in North Iceland. You travel straight to Lake Mývatn after landing in Akureyri and from there along a rugged track 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. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn before returning to Akureyri and catch the afternoon flight to Reykjavík.
This tour is also available from Akureyri & Lake Mývatn

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Price from

49.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík


  • Scenic flight across Iceland
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn (Short Photo Stops)
  • Lúdentsborgir Crater Row
  • Lava field hike
  • Cave Lofthellir
  • Natural Ice Sculptures
  • Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn


May 1st - October 31st



Departure time



10 Hours


v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

v Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and rubber boots

icon v Domestic Round Flight (Reykjavík-Akureyri-Reykjavík)

icon x Transfer to and from Reykjavík Airport


  • 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: Reykjavík Domestic Airport (arrive 45 minutes before departure)

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate

We recommend you bring

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

    Fly: Cave Exploration Lofthellir

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