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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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 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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