Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour | Akureyri - North

Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour | Akureyri - North

Go on an exciting adventure between the volcanic wilderness of Lake Mývatn and the mesmerizing world of crystal of Lofthellir Ice Cave. Start the day in the best manner with a stop at Goðafoss Waterfall and head towards Mt. Hverfjall, Lake Mývatn’s iconic crater. Spend one hour inside Lofthellir Ice Cave, a place rarely seen between the reality and the imaginary. Get amazed there by natural ice sculptures, formed by thousands of years of dripping water. Daily departures all year round at 9:00 on weekdays and 09:30 on weekends from Akureyri.

Operated by: Saga Travel

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Meeting Point: Pick-up from Akureyri 

  • 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


  • Visit the stunning Goðafoss Waterfall
  • See the impressive crater of Hverfjall volcano
  • Witness the incredible geology of Lake Mývatn Area
  • Live a fun caving experience
  • Discover a rarely seen place and crystal ice formations
  • Small group experience (Max 10)


  • Guidance
  • Pick-up from Akureyri
  • 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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