Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour | Mývatn - North

Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour | Mývatn - North

Discover the volcanic scenery of Mývatn, and drive past the iconic Hverfjall Crater to reach soon Mount Hvannfell, your starting point towards Lofthellir. Dive into the bowels of the Earth, to explore one of Iceland‘s most extraordinary ice caves. After a few crawls, bends and climbs, reach an otherworldly chamber with plenty of ice sculptures of all sizes and shapes, frozen in time, some hundreds of years old! Experience the pitch darkness, to the mesmerizing sound of the water dripping from the ceiling onto the ice. Daily departures all year round at 10:30 from Lake Mývatn except April 1st to May 20th.

Operated by: Geo Travel

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Meeting Point: Pick-up from Mývatn area 15 min before departure

  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • To reach the cave is a 30-minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field
  • The short entry (approx. 1,5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter
  • There is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C


  • Witness the incredible geology of Lake Mývatn Area
  • Live a fun caving experience
  • Discover a rarely seen place and crystal ice formations


  • Guidance
  • Pick-up from Mývatn Area
  • Transportation
  • Cave exploration equipment: helmet, headlight and studded boots

Please bring

  • Waterproof clothes
  • Warm clothes (Average temperature inside the cave is 0-3°C)
  • Gloves and hat
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Snacks and Refreshments
  • Camera
  • Your smile!

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