Gjábakkahellir Cave Tour | Thingvellir - South

Gjábakkahellir Cave Tour | Thingvellir - South

Set foot in the beautifully preserved 364-meter long Gjábakkahellir lava tube, on this exciting caving tour at the heart of Thingvellir National Park. Observe the remains of volcanic activity dating back to 9.000 years, that left behind vibrant red rock formations and home to ice sculptures of all shapes during the winter. In this hidden world, no footpaths or installed lights, making it a pristine place of sheer beauty. A relatively gentle descent into the depths suitable for the whole family. Available all year round.

Operated by: Laugarvatn Adventure

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Meeting point: Laugarvatnshellar, South Iceland

Close to popular attractions in the Golden Circle


  • An alternative stop on the traditional Golden Circle
  • One of Iceland’s key references of a lava tube
  • The best of caving: ease, beauty, striking contrasts


  • Guidance
  • Drive to and from the Cave
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Harness

Please bring with you

  • Warm parka
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Camera

Difficulty Level

  • Moderate
  • Family-friendly activity


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