Cave Exploration Lofthellir

Cave Exploration Lofthellir

Explore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland. You will drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless lava, you reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. Inside you will find amazing ice sculptures, some of which are only reachable after squeezing through narrow openings and crags. But it is well worth it, for the sculpturs are hauntingly beautiful in their foreigness.

Daily departure between May 1st - October 31st. leaving at 8am, 9.30am and 3pm, pick up also from Reykjavik or Akureyri. 5 hour duration. Fully guided, transport and cave exploration equipment included.

Lofthellir Lava Cave


  • 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°C
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour

We recommend you bring Warm and waterproof clothing, Glove, Good walking shoes & a Water bottle. Refreshments not included.