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Lava Cave, Thermal Pool and Waterfalls

5 / 5 total 8 reviews
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Product code: 4849
Overview

Iceland is known for its geological phenomena. Experience them in action from caves formed by volcanic eruptions to hot springs and water filtering up through lava fields and out as waterfalls. Víðgelmir is a lava cave formed 1100 years ago by an eruption from under nearby Langjökull glacier.

Deildartunguhver is the most powerful hot spring in Europe, due to its very high flow rate producing 180 l/sec of hot water. Flowing from beneath Hallmundarhraun lava field, Hraunfossar is not one large waterfall but a series of small waterfalls that gently cascade across 900 meters into the Hvítá river

Much of the startling beauty of Iceland comes from its volcanic roots. On this tour, you'll get a chance to explore the remnants of a long-ago eruption, marvel at boiling hot springs and tinkling waterfalls and reflect on the day’s journey soaking in a natural thermal pool.

Before descending into the tunnels of Víðgelmir we will begin our exploration by taking in the steaming Deildartunguhver hot spring. It produces an astounding amount of hot water making it the most productive in Europe. The bubbling and spurting hot water from Deildartunguhver heat towns and nearby areas and is home to a small plant found nowhere else in Iceland.

For about 900 meters along the edge of the mighty Hallmundarhraun lava field, water filters up through the rocks and down into the Hvítá river in innumerable tiny waterfalls and rapids. The sight and sound of the gently rushing water are downright mesmerizing.

Víðgelmir lava cave is known as the mightiest cave in Iceland and once you have experienced it for yourself you will agree. Formed by flowing lava during an eruption in 900 CE, the formations and colours of the cave are almost otherworldly in their hues and textures. The cave is large enough to accommodate a walkway and lights making it easily accessible and with our knowledgeable tour experts leading the way, you will be sure to have a memorable journey into Iceland’s underworld.

To round off our journey, we will stop at Húsafell, take a moment to relax and reflect on the day’s journey by soaking in a natural thermal swimming pool.

Highlights
  • Visit the 1100 years old Víðgelmir lava tube cave
  • Explore lava tubes that were once filled with flowing hot magma
  • Seeing the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver
  • Marvel at the picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls
  • Relax and recharge at Húsafell geothermal pool
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops in Reykjavik available.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Professional travel guides
  • All safety gear for caving, Helmets, headlights etc.
  • Admission to the Húsafell thermal pool
Exclusions
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops in Reykjavik is available. Pick up starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

If you don't require pick up, the tour will depart from The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Skarfabakki. Check-in is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Please present your electronic travel voucher/ticket at the time of tour departure.

To ensure the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Know Before You Go
  • Please don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towels.
  • We recommend you wear warm clothing including gloves and a hat during this tour.
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Reviewed by Sur Prior US   February 19, 2019
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Loved all the elements of the trip. Good driver and knowledgeable.
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Reviewed by Kevin Chapman GB   November 28, 2018
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Lots of travelling but spectacular scenery.
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Reviewed by Alicia P LI   October 01, 2018
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The Lava cave was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were very disappointed about not being able to go to the blue lagoon but the thermal pool was just as relaxing. The waterfalls were absolutely breath taking. Very beautiful.
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Reviewed by Xin lu CN   April 01, 2018
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unique characteristics of the lava cave....like the chocolate alike rock surface...interesting
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Reviewed by Earl G IE   January 19, 2018
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A wonderful tour go for it you will not regret it
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Reviewed by C Manson US   January 18, 2018
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Waterfalls beautiful but the highlight of the trip was the lava cave, this was amazing. So better than ever imagined & was the highlight of the trip. I would have given 5 stars but the thermal pools was a big let down. It was just a couple of very small pools & one of which was empty. We decided to skip it & explore the surrounding area instead. All in all still a good trip & the tour guide was great.
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Reviewed by C Mac Load GB   December 16, 2017
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Good and interesting itinerary
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Reviewed by D williams US   October 05, 2017
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Tour was well planned and organized. Awesome experience! Lava caves were exceptionally cool
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