SA1 - Vatnshellir Cave Tour

First steps to the Journey to the Center of the Earth!


Follow the path of the lava flow 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface. Vatnshellir cave is one of the most easily accessible lava tubes in Iceland. Even so, you need to be reasonably fit to walk in the dark cave on uneven lava floor and climb spiral staircases. The lava tube was naturally created nearly 8000 years ago in a volcanic eruption from a nearby crater. In this 45-minute guided tour you get to know the basics of how the cave came to be in a fun and educative explanation of the local geology.  
This is our easiest and most popular tour by far! 
Location: Meeting point C  

Duration: 45 minutes 


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October 1st – May 14th:  

• Regular departures at 11 AM, 12 Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM

• Because of weather and snow, we sometimes have to close the cave for few days in wintertime. 

May 15th - September 30th:

• Regular departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM.

• Bookings are required for a guaranteed space. 

Additional Info


• We recommend booking via Bó, our website or e-mail.

• Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.   

You need to bring:

• Hiking shoes/boots

• Gloves (optional, but recommended)

• Warm clothes (It’s cold inside the cave) 

We supply:

• Helmet

• Flashlight/Torch


                                                               Availability can be found on Bókun or on our official website


• Adults (18+): ISK. 3750

• Students/Seniors: ISK. 3000

• Teenagers (12-17): ISK. 1500

• Children (5-11): Free  

  • Please supply a breakdown of price groups with bookings and vouchers. 

  • All prices are rack prices including VAT 11% (11% VSK). Chances are that your company has a contract for net prices, that´s usually in the form of a percentage discount of our tours.

Private Tour

Groups visiting on regular departure times:

• Only on the hour, during opening hours.

• Pay for each person according to price list above.

• Check in at Meeting Point C at least 10 minutes before departure.

• There is a chance that your group will be mixed with other visitors.

• We reserve the right to follow no-show procedures if your group has not checked in 10 minutes before scheduled departure unless we have been notified of delays or change in plans. 

Groups and private openings outside opening hours:

ISK. 58000 - for opening the cave, whenever you want to come.

• Pay for each person according to price list above. 

Groups and private tours any time during opening hours:

ISK. 74000 - included is entrance for up to 15 persons.  

• Pay for each person exceeding a group of 15 according to price list above.

• We will have a guide ready for you within predetermined time upon agreement, so exact time is not required.


Note: Even though the group is in a private tour, other groups may be present inside the cave at the same time. It is also possible to close and rent the cave for your group, please contact us for further information about this setup.