Cave Exploration Lofthellir

Price from 22.900 ISK PER PERSON.
Estimated in different currency: $165 €142 £129

Lofthellir – Weird world of ice and darkness

Lofthellir is the biggest known cave in Iceland and is located in Myvatnssveit. The cave was found in the year 1989 when a pilot caught his eye on a lot of waterfall from the lava. The cave is about 370 metres long and is around 3500 year old.

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Transportation: Van, maximum 12 participants

Summer time

 Cave Lofthellir – Natural ice sculptures – Lúdentarborgir crater row – The volcanic outback by Lake Mývatn

Explore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the 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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  • 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 


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