Cave Exploration Lofthellir from Akureyri

Cave Exploration Lofthellir from Akureyri

Caving tour in Lofthellir cave by Lake Myvatn in North Iceland, departing from Akureyri

Highlights: Lofthellir lava cave • Ice sculptures • Crater rows Ludentarborgir 

Activities: Ice Cave Iceland Tour, Sightseeing Tours in Iceland
  • Available: May-Nov
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Region: North Iceland
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
24900 ISK

Tour description

One of the greatest caves in Iceland is Lofthellir cave near Lake Myvatn. The cave has some of the most spectacular ice formations of any cave in Iceland, it's a weird world of ice, lava and darkness. On this tour you also visit Ludentarborgir crater rows.

Departure from Akureyri straight to Lake Myvatn and from there along the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Ludentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 20-minute walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless ropey lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlid by Lake Myvatn before returning to Akureyri. 

What’s included

  • Guided excursion in a van / mini bus
  • Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlights and rubber boots
  • Free hotel pick up in Akureyri 10-20 minutes before 


  • Season: 01 May - 31 October; daily upon request
  • Duration: 8 - 9 hours
  • Departures: Daily from Akureyri at 8:00 am, from 01 May to 31 Oct 
  • Free pick up from hotels / guesthouses in Akureyri, starting 15 min before departure 
  • Longest walk is approx. 20 min
  • Minimum participants: 2 adults


Children 0-12: 50% discount


Start this tour from Lake Myvatn instead of Akureyri

Departures from Lake Myvatn: Daily, according to the schedule below:
1st May - 14th July, at 09:30
15th July - 31st August, at 09:30 and 14:30
1st September - 31st October, at 09:30 

Pick-up is 15 min before departure
Meeting point: Mývatn Information Centre

If starting from Lake Myvatn, the tour duration time is 4 - 5 hours and the longest hiking time is 2 x 20 minutes


Adults  ISK 27.500
Children  0-12: 50% discount
Minimum participants: 2 adults 

We recommend you bring 

●  Waterproof clothes
●  Gloves
●  Good walking shoes
●  Water bottle & snacks

Please note

● This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people who are not physically fit
● There is ice and water on the cave floor, and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C
● Depending on weather and road conditions, the journey might be longer, or the tour may have to be cancelled

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