Volcanic Veins - Caving

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  • Tour Overview
  • Tour Information
  • Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Lava Caving
  • Spectacular colors & rock formations

Description:

We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and colors. You will also see natural stalactites and many different rock formations making this a majestic and almost indescribable experience. The caves become wide and high in places with an even floor, however, the trip can also be rather difficult in places. We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces. Cave Leidarendi is about 900 meters long and situated in a lava field near a volcanic crater southeast of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992. The cave's name translates as "End of the Journey" and was so named because of the carcass of a dead sheep which lies at the far end of the cave, where it reached its End of the Journey. It obviously fell into the cave through a shake hole and was not able to climb out.

Availability:

  • All year
Duration: 3 hours (1 hour in cave)

Difficulty:

  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate

Pickup:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 6 years old
Price: ISK 9,900

Included:

  • Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
  • Guided caving tour
  • Helmet
  • Flash light
  • Gloves

Not included:

  • Lunch (we make stop at local restaurant/diner for lunch)

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes/boots

Pickup times:

  • 09:00 AM & 13:00 PM

Departures:

  • 09:30 AM & 13:30 PM

Operates:

  • Every day

Extra's:

  • Rent hiking shoes (non refundable) (Adults ISK 1000, Child rate ISK 1000)
  • Rent a waterproof jacket (Adults ISK 1000, Child rate ISK 1000)
  • Rent waterproof pants (Adults ISK 1000, Child rate ISK 1000)

Good to know:

  • Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns. There are no handrails, lights or any tools installed in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and it is important that people respect our guidelines. You don't need to be afraid to go caving in Iceland; Cave Leiðarendi hasn't changed in over 2000 years!

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