Cave exploration in West Iceland

Cave exploration in West Iceland

Explore one of the country’s largest cave Víðgelmir on a guided walk in the vast lava field of Hallmundarhraun. If you are looking for a unique experience in Iceland, this beautiful natural phenomenon is worth your time. Its size, beauty and multicoloured walls hold no equal. The tour is ideal for families to enjoy together. Daily departures all year.

Operated by: The Cave

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All tours depart from the Cave´s service house GPS: 64°45'19.7N  20°48'100W / 2WD accessable.

Víðgelmir is a lava tube situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field. The lava field was formed during an eruption in the 10th century, originated undir the Langjökull glacier in West Iceland. Víðgelmir is 1585m long and the largest part of the cave passage is 15,8m high and 16,5m wide, making the cave by far the largest of its kind in Iceland. 


  • Professional guide
  • Helmet and headlamp


  • The mightiest of Iceland’s caves
  • Multicoloured walls and black lava fields

Please bring with you

  • Warm clothes, gloves, and hat with no brim 
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Bring your camera and a smile

Good to know

All tours depart from the Cave´s service house GPS: 64°45'19.7N  20°48'100W (Google Earth) / 2WD accessable.

We are located in Borgarfjörður near the magical place that is Húsafell in Western Iceland. From Reykjavík it takes 1:45 min to get here without stopping. On the way here you will pass some majestic and historic places that should not be missed.


The tour is a light stroll into the cave which has new access walkway and lights. The tour takes about 1,5 hours and is for a family to enjoy together. Guests are required to show up 15 min before tour departure.


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