The Cave Explorer 1.5hour

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Víðgelmir is perhaps the best preserved cave of the well known caves in Iceland. This is due to ice buildup during the 1960s finally closed off the only access into Víðgelmir in 1972. It was re-opened in 1994 and closed the following year with a metal gate. As such you will still find lava formations…

Price from 7,491 ISK
Price from 54 EUR
Price from 57 USD
Price from 46 GBP
Price from 412 RMB
Duration

Duration

1.5 hours

Highlights

Highlights

✓Víðgelmir lava cave is one of the world’s largest lava caves
✓Iceland’s largest in volume

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 24hours before departure time

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Tour Description

Víðgelmir is perhaps the best preserved cave of the well known caves in Iceland. This is due to ice buildup during the 1960s finally closed off the only access into Víðgelmir in 1972. It was re-opened in 1994 and closed the following year with a metal gate. As such you will still find lava formations that long since have been destroyed in other well known caves.

Take a guided tour into the mighty Víðgelmir lava tube with the aid of our easy-access walkway, and state of the art feature lighting. This is a trip that the whole family can enjoy.
Caves are often dark, tight and uninviting places; however this is not the case on The Cave Explorer tour!

What used to be slow travelled, rugged terrain is now easy and enjoyable. Thanks to our signature walkway caving just became family friendly. Leading from one great hall to the next the path is slightly lit revealing the magical underworld.
The stunning beauty of Víðgelmir lava cave lies within the amazing colours and rock formations that used to hide in the dark – not anymore! With feature lighting at selected locations this impressive cave can now be enjoyed in all its glory.
Join our experienced guides and learn about the unique geology and impressive history at Víðgelmir. The Cave Explorer tour offers the very best of caving, the ease, the light and the dark!

 

– Temperature inside the cave is low. We recommend all guests bring warm clothes.

– We ask parents travelling with small children to stay at the back of the group and skip the last stop of the tour.

*Guests are required to show up 10-15 min before tour departs.
*Pick up available if booked separately from Húsafell ONLY
*Gloves and hat are recommended
*Guest with children under the age of 6 will have to comply with guidelines set by the cave. This includes location of party during tour and possible turn around before final stop of the tour.

General Information

Available

All year

Duration

1.5 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Languages

English

Minimum age

6 year

Included

Helmet and headlight.

Not Included

Personal clothing and gear

FAQ

Where do I show up?

he Cave tour starts at Víðgelmir service house.

Do I need a pick up?

In short, no, not really. We supply pickups to and from Húsafell for day tours from Reykjavík. The only time you might want to consider booking the shuttle is during winter time, if your car is 2WD only.

Pick up from Reykjavík?

The Cave does not offer pick ups in Reykjavík. However we do work with some of the major bus tour companies in Reykjavík.

List of these tours can be found HERE

4WD or 2WD, i.e. will my car make it?

The Cave is accessible 90% of the year with a 2WD car. However, we do recommend 4WD during winter. Not only will you surely get to us but also be a lot safer driving in Iceland.

How is the road to The Cave?

The road is NOT an F road. Just your standard, every day Icelandic gravel road. Just take it slow, avoid the potholes and enjoy the occasional washboard massage.

Is the cave open this time of year?

Yes. We are open all year round.

Is there an age limit for children?

There is not an age limit for the Cave Explorer tour. However, we do have guidelines and rules for guests with young children. These rules are put in place to ensure your child does not disrupt the experience of other guests. If you are told or have to leave the tour because your child is upset we will refund the tour.

How hard/ difficult is it?

With our wooden walkway this tour is very easy. There is a long staircase entering the cave with many places to rest. The tour is slow paced and if you have to turn around we will refund you the tour.

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