Lava Tunnel Caving with Transfer | Small Group

Reykjavik, Iceland

From $95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Considered among Iceland’s most intriguing natural phenomena, the Leidarendi Cave was formed as lava cooled following huge volcanic eruptions. On this tour, delve underground on the Reykjanes Peninsula to explore the cave with your guide, and find out what makes this subterranean cavern so special. Admire colorful rock formations and ancient stalagmites, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to eight people.
  • Explore the subterranean Leidarendi Cave with your guide
  • Discover colorful rock faces and stalagmites deep below ground
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from central Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Caving helmet and head torch
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothing suitable for the weather; waterproofs (it can be wet in the cave)
  • Boots with ankle support

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes 08:00 tour pick up between: 7:45 - 8:15 09:00 tour pick up between: 8:45 - 9:15 Reykjavik downtown official Tour Bus Stops: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 4, Miðbakki, parking lot by Geirsgata (64.150278,-21.9405) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) More locations we also offer pick up service from: - Perlan Museum - Klambratún parking lot - Mjódd / Olís gas station - BSI Bus Terminal - front / taxi side - Sport Hostel - Glaesibær / Álfheimar - Kringlan - Orkan gas station / Joey & The Juice - Ártún - Orkan gas station / Vesturlandsvegur, direction out of town

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Wear/ bring outdoor clothing, for example waterproofs as the cave can be wet inside at times
  • This is a small group tour ensuring more time is spent exploring the cave (max. 8 people)
  • Minimum recommended age is 10 years old
  • Minimum participants: 2 people (Contact us if you are traveling alone as we might already have a small group departing at your desired date)
  • Summer Departures: From 1. Mar – 31. Oct: Pick up is between 7:45 and 8:15am
  • Winter Departures: From 1. Nov – 28 February: Pick up is between 8:45 and 9:15am
  • Not recommended for people with claustrophobia
  • Travelers should be comfortable with crawling through some tight/ low areas
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very nice and unique experience.
Ivan_N, Sep 2022
The tour of the tunnel was longer then expected (which is good). Guide (Luis, sorry if I misspelled) was very friendly and funny, but professional, and was quite informative about the cave/tunnel. The cave, by itself, is natural, very interesting and unique. We enjoyed the tour very much.
What a fantastic experience, made...
Caroline N, Jan 2018
What a fantastic experience, made complete by our guide. We were just 4 on the tour and when we did see other groups in the cave our guide who's name escapes me, sorry waited for them to move on so we could experience this with as small a group as possible. We were given the option of coming out the 'usual way' or the 'extreme route' this meant crawling on the floor but we gave it a go and it was managable not claustrophobic. Fabulous colours and great icicles that had dripped through the lava. There are other caves in Iceland that have been excavated with walkways, this was found 17yrs ago still untouched by machinery - the real deal. Yes I would highly recommend booking with this company. Tips - You do have to crouch once or twice get on your knees but for short distances before standing again. We were recommended to leave 'best jackets' in the tour bus as the lava can be sharp rip clothing, we chanced it due to the cold in January were fine, we warmed up crawling so it may not have been necessary. Wear gloves for the sharp lava, even if not cold, you will end up putting your hands on the floor/ceiling.