Phenomenon Nature

Experience the natures phenomenon of Raufarhólshellir lava tunnels as you explore it in an easy and enjoyable manner. The 1360 meter (4500 ft) tunnel was formed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred about 5200 years ago and is a unique Icelandic nature attraction. A guide will lead you through Raufarhólshellir’s colourful landscape where the formation of the tunnel is highlighted with a beautiful lightning inside. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience even more breath-taking. The roughest part of the lava is easily accessible by feet with a footbridge and paths so you can explore the cave in a comfortable way. Equipment such as helmet and a light is provided at the location but it is highly recommended to wear warm overalls and shoes with ankle support once inside. (The lava tunnel tour is approx. 55-60 minutes).

The adventure continues as we head to the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík for a Whale Watching tour with Special Tours Wildlife Adventures. Experience the wild behaviour of the whales in Faxaflói bay while looking out for these phenomenal species including Minke whales, Harbour porpoises, Humpback whales and White beaked dolphins. The tour includes a guide that will lead you through the experience with some interesting and useful information regarding the whales.

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Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

Available days:

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Tour details

Duration: 7 hours

Dress warmly (hats, gloves, scarfs & warm socks recommended)
Waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended
Camera or a mobile phone with a camera!

Tour ID: SRE14

What's included

  • Starting time 9:00 (Pick-up begins 8:30)
  • Bus fare
  • Guided caving tour in English
  • Flashlight & helmet
  • Whale Watching tour

Additional information:

Lunch can be bought between tours down at the Reykjavík Harbour with multiple selection of restaurants.
Please note that you may be short on time between the tours so keep in mind that sandwiches and snacks can also be bought on board the whale watching ship.
All clients on this tour get a 15% discount at Reykjavík Röst Bistro, coffee house and bar located on the Harbour.
Heated seating areas
Pick up is available at extra cost, from 1.450 ISK.
Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure.

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