Iceland from Below
An Underground Adventure
Available throughout the whole year, this new tour takes you along the unique sights of Iceland’s most renowned and sometimes undiscovered lava craters and caves. After a walk through lava fields and breathtaking areas, you will enter caves decorated by endless ropey lava. You will observe the unbelievable natural phenomena with its beautiful stalactites and lava ropes, mixed with colorful oxides.
Sometimes the narrow entrance is blocked by ice; and the caves have been closed for years on end. After having squeezed through the narrow entrance, the caves become much wider and higher and in many places the floor is quite even. The trip can be very arduous due to the great number of heaps of boulders, which have to be conquered en route as well as the constant ice formations on the floor.
Lava stalactites and lava ropes are formed when the flowing lava that remains ends up as still molten lava that drops from the ceiling (stalactites) and also stretches along the walls (ropes) of the tubes (later caves).
Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns, as well as service and satisfying our customers. The cave is unspoiled and it is our responsibility to leave it as natural as we found it. Our policy is always to leave nothing but footprints and take only photos (especially for cave explorers). There are no rails, lights or any pre-installed structures in or around the cave. We totally rely on the equipment we carry with us and that people respect our guidelines.
The cave is 150 m from the road, about 800 m long and the tour is suitable for all who can walk and handle coarse surfaces. It is recommended primarily for those who are in reasonably good shape, as the tour does involve sometimes strenuous crawling. Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy hiking boots suitable for coarse lava surfaces.
Duration: 3 hr.
Children under 12, 50% off.
Included: Caving gear helmet, headlight, coveralls and gloves.
Departures: 1:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, all year round.
Pick-up at your hotel 0-30 min. prior to departure.