Vatnshellir Cave Tour | Vatnshellir - Snæfellsnes

Vatnshellir Cave Tour | Vatnshellir - Snæfellsnes

Explore Vatnshellir Cave on a guided tour that takes you up to 200 meters into the cave and 35 meters below the surface. You will follow the path of a lava flow in one of Iceland's most easily accessible lava tubes that was formed almost 8000 years ago. On the tour you will get to know the basics of the formation of the cave and the geology of the area. Even though the cave is fairly accessible, you need to be reasonably fit to walk in the cave. Available all year.

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Location Snæfellsnes

GPS: 64°44’51.8″N, 23°49’05.1W (WGS84)
Distance from Reykjavík is 202 km / 126 mi.

Meeting point on the parking lot by Vatnshellir Cave  


  • Vatnshellir Cave
  • Lava fields
  • Snæfellsnes National Park


  • 45 minutes guided tour to Vatnshellir Cave
  • Helmet
  • Flashlight/torch


  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Gloves
  • Warm clothes 


  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts
  • Age limit it 5 years old, since participants need to be able to walk by themselves inside the cave
  • Because of weather and snow, the cave sometimes has to be closed for a few days in the winter

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