Lofthellir Ice Cave from Akureyri

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Lofthellir Ice Cave from Akureyri
from USD $235.27
Discover the wondrous underground world of Lofthellir Ice Cave on this guided day tour from Akureyri. Journey out to the volcanic Lake Mývatn, then venture further into the desolate wilderness of North Iceland. Pass by Mt Hverfell and Lúdentarborgir crater row, before pulling up near the base of Mt Hvannfell. Follow your guide across a barren lava field and head underneath the Earth's surface to explore the subterranean chambers of Lofthellir Ice Cave. Numbers are limited to 10 on this tour, ensuring you have an intimate and informative experience.
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In Brief

Akureyri, Iceland
8 to 9 hours
Small-group tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Myvatn Iceland

Lake Myvatn (Short Photo Stops)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Saga Travel, Kaupvangsstraeti 4, Akureyri 600 Iceland

Spending the day with our Saga Travel GeoIceland guide

Stop At: Lofthellir Lava Cave, Lake Myvatn Area, Lake Myvatn Iceland

Ludentsborgir Crater Row, Lava field hike, Cave Lofthellir, Natural Ice Sculptures & the Volcanic Outback by Lake Myvatn

Duration: 3 hours


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Use of cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlights and rubber boots


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

HOF Culture Centre and Tourist Information Office

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you bring warm clothes, gloves and a bottle of water
  • Small group tour, maximum 10 passengers
  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour
  • There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with Claustrophobia
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on the last 6 recent reviews

Fantastic cave exploration adventure in this permafrost lava tunnel. For those who like an off the beaten path challenge. It was a bit intimidating, but our guide, Inga, was terrific. She was patient, gave great instructions and was very knowledgeable throughout the tour. So glad we did this.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was an absolutely amazing day. Our Host Armann was delightfully entertaining throughout the day and informed us of Icelandic history and the geography of Northern Iceland as we drove to the cave. After a modest hike to the cave, we geared up for an exciting exploration through the cave where we learned about the creation of the caves and all the ice stalactites and stalagmites. My kids went in thinking that it would be interesting but left saying it was the best part of our Iceland adventure. ON the way back to Akureyri we stopped at Godafoss and saw one of the many amazing falls. This is a trip not to be missed!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Amazing experience! Beware if claustrophobic
• Submitted 21 Oct 2016
Definitely the most physically challenging tour I've done abroad but totally worth it!!! Our guide was fantastic and the whole experience was truly unique.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
Excellent! I enjoyed this experience very much.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
A minivan picked me up from Akureyri, and more people to another tour. Then they got confused and drove me halfway back to a different van, and on the way back I didn’t find this van that was suppose to drive me back to Akureyri. The tour is not long, the cave is really dark and you can’t really see too much.. the hosts and very nice and professional but I wouldn’t do that again, not worth the money
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Akureyri, Iceland
8 to 9 hours
Small-group tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation