Small Group Caving Tour | Leidarendi Lava Tube

Experience the underworld of Iceland by venturing inside the lava tube Leiðarendi.
Leiðarendi cave is located amidst the stunning volcanic terrain of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The insides of a lava tube have an ethereal and otherworldly appeal.
When lava caving in Iceland, safety equipment like a helmet and head torch are necessary for safe exploration.
Going inside a lava tube is one of the most authentic Icelandic adventures, available a short distance from the capital city of Reykjavík.
Glistening ice drops and stalagmites characterise the inside of cave Leiðarendi in South Iceland.

Join this easy but rewarding caving excursion from Reykjavík to Leiðarendi, the most famous lava tube in Iceland. This short but exciting tour is the ideal choice for any travellers looking for an authentic Icelandic adventure without having to travel far from the capital or commit an entire day to a single experience.

Your journey begins as you get picked up in the bustling city centre of Reykjavík and whisked away to the landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where vast lava fields stretch out in all directions, dotted with patches of moss and surrounded by majestic mountains, all of which characterises the island’s young and volcanic terrain. 

Once you arrive at your destination, you will find yourself at the entrance of cave Leiðarendi, a circular lava tube with the impressive length of 900 metres (3,000 feet). The cave nests in the midst of the Tvíbollahraun lava field, last eruption dating back to around 950 AC. 

In fact, several different streams of lava have flowed through this natural underground tunnel over the course of the centuries, visible on the inside of the cave due to lava flakes having fallen from its walls and roof due to years of frost and erosion. 

Once your knowledgeable and friendly local guide has provided you with all the necessary caving equipment, including a helmet and head light, you will be ready to step inside the cave’s narrow opening to discover the stunningly colourful underworld within. 

The distinctive features of the cave include glistening lava walls, stalagmites, stalactites, varied rock formations and, sometimes, natural ice sculptures. All the while, be prepared to learn firsthand the history of Iceland’s fascinating geology, which might not be any more visibly evident than in this fantastic location. 

Don’t forget to bring your camera to take some of this otherworldly scenery home with you. Go ahead and book your lava tube adventure in South Iceland now. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjanes, Leiðarendi Cave
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 13:00,

  • A small group lava caving experience

  • Reykjavik pick up & return service

  • Certified guide

  • All necessary caving gear such as a helmet and head torch

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Good hiking shoes are highly recommended

Good to know:

Good hiking shoes are highly recommended, you can rent shoes from the operator if you let them know in an advance.

Warning: Jeans and other cotton fabricated clothing are not accepted. When cotton gets wet it looses its insulation capabilities, gets cold and dries slowly.

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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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