Iceland Leidarendi Lava-Caving Tour from Reykjavik

Day Trips & Excursions in Reykjavík

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from$90.35
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Explore Iceland’s ancient underground lava tunnels at Leiðarendi on a caving experience with transport from Reykjavik! Hidden deep beneath the stunning Blue Mountains (Bláhnjúkur), Leiðarendi cave is home to a volcanic wonderland of rock formations, ice and craters. Using specialist caving equipment, follow a local guide and hike through the tunnels to the cave, discovering Iceland’s otherworldly sights at their finest.
Depart from your central Reykjavik pick up point by an air-conditioned minivan and travel to a typical Icelandic lava cave. En route, listen as your certified guide describes how the lava tube was formed in an eruption, when lava solidified above the ground while magma flowed and moved beneath it, eventually forming twisted corridors and chambers.  On arrival at the plateau, put on your provided specialist caving equipment, including a helmet with a flashlight. Then, after a safety briefing, follow your guide into the cave. With your way illuminated by your helmet torch, head through the tunnel behind your guide. Be prepared to crawl over uneven terrain along some sections as you progress. While you explore, soak in the silent and eerie beauty around you — nature at its rawest. See the beginnings of new stalactites and stalagmites, and ogle the multicolored lava formations and streams evident in the walls and ceiling as your guide explains how the different types of lava indicate different eruptions through the ages. After discovering the cave, emerge back into the daylight and change out of your caving gear. Then, relax on your minivan journey back to Reykjavik, where your trip ends.

What’s included

  • Small group guarantee
  • Reykjavik pick up & return
  • Certified guide
  • All necessary caving gear
  • Free wi-fi on board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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