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Cave Exploration Lofthellir from Mývatn

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Saga Travel GeoIceland     5 hours     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: North

Weird world of ice and darkness

Transportation: Van, maximum 12 participants
Operated: Summer time
Highlights: Cave Lofthellir - Natural ice sculptures - Lúdentarborgir crater row - The volcanic outback by Lake Mývatn

Explore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave.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 30min 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.

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Minimum age: 8 years
Difficulty: Challenging

What is included

Fully guided tour


-  Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight and rubber boots

Important information

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


  • Reservation is necessary
  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour 

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