Day tour from Mývatn to lava cave Lofthellir

Lofthellir lava cave - guided cave exploration adventure in North Iceland

Lofthellir Lava Cave from Mývatn

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Inside the Lofthellir lava cave at Lake Myvatn in north of Iceland

Tour ID: IN09M

Tour Duration: 
5 hours from Myvatn

An adventure of travelling through the rugged landscape of a lava field, first in a 4x4 vehicle and then on foot. We explore the wondrous world of unique ice sculptures inside the Lofthellir lava cave.

  
Highlights  

  • Volcanic landscape of Lake Myvatn
  • Mt Hverfjall
  • Ludentsborgir row crater
  • Walk across the ropey lava field
  • Lofthellir lava cave
  • Underground ice world
  • Snowshoe hike (in winter)

Departures: all year from Lake Myvatn

Price per person for summer tour: (until 31 Oct.):  ISK 17.900
Price per person for winter tour: (1 Nov.-30 Apr.):  ISK 25.900
Child discount: 50% (age 8-12).
Minimum: 2 adults or minimum rate
Maximum: 14 participants
Tour duration:  4-5 hrs

Included:
● Transportation and guidance in English
● Cave exploration equipment (helmet, headlights, rubber boots)

Refreshments not included.

From Lake Mývatn we drive along a rugged track around the unique volcano Hverfjall, through the crater row of Lúdentsborgir where we stop and enjoy the view over the Lake Mývatn area. After about 45 minutes drive we arrive at he roots of Mt. Hvannfell.
 
After 20-30 minutes walk across a lava field which is adorned by spectacular ropy lava, we reach the Lofthellir Ice Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. The temperature inside the cave is around 0°C so warm and preferably waterproof clothes are recommended. After walking back over the lava field we enjoy the scenic drive through the incredible geology of the landscape on our way back to Lake Mývatn.
 

Meeting point: Lake Mývatn Information Centre or free hotel pick up

Advance reservation is necessary.

Tour conditions:

  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • Not recommended for people with knee or hip problems
  • To reach the cave is a 30 minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field
  • The short entry (approx. 1,5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on their stomach to enter
  • 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 along:

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Gloves
  • Thick socks
  • Water bottle
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Nonni Travel

Brekkugata 5
600 Akureyri, Iceland

Tel. +354 461 1841
nonni (at) nonnitravel.is

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