VOLCANIC VEINS

Available throughout the year, this speleology tour takes you to unique locations in Iceland’s most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. These beautiful, natural phenomena were created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow in tunnels.

We will enter the lava tube through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal an extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colors.

You will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty. The cave becomes wide and high in some places, with an even floor. However, the trip can also be tricky at times, since you need to crawl in a few places.

We recommend you wear good walking shoes, or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.

After exploring the lava tube, we will devote some time on the way back to Reykjavik to visit wooden racks where fish has been hung up. This is a traditional method of fish preservation, simply allowing the cold wind and sun to dry it. We call it harðfiskur or skreið, or in English it would be called stockfish. Dry fish, harðfiskur, has been a popular food in Iceland throughout the centuries and kept our ancestors alive through rough Icelandic winters. This stop is also a great photo opportunity

If you have any health issues which prohibit you from crawling and squeezing through tight spaces, perhaps these tours suit you better:

Duration: 3-4 hours (1,5-2 hours in the cave)
Operation: all year
Pick up time: 9.00-9.30
Included: pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavik, transport, guide, flash light, gloves & helmet
Bring with you: warm clothes and sturdy shoes or boots

Good to know before the tour: You will be walking on uneven surfaces and may need to crawl. This tour is not suitable for people who are claustrophobic or uncomfortable in tight spaces.

This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety. 

Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!

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