Vatnshellir cave entrance from the inside
Traveler outside of Vatnshellir cave
Vatnshellir guide and travelers
Lava cave exterior entrance
Stairs from inside the cave
Stalagmites Vatnshellir lava cave
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Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour

Venture deep into the depths of the lava cave.

1 day
Starts: At the entrance of the cave at the selected hour
Ends: At the same point 45 minutes later
Free cancellation!


Come with us into the depths of the Vatnshellir lava cave Tour. More than 8000 years old, you can descend into the depths of Snæfellsjökull National Park. 

Want to know more? Keep on reading

Tour details


  • Professional guide
  • Safety equipment

Important information

The minimum age for this activity is 5 years old.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour

Duration: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ready to descend

Put on your helmet, the guide is waiting for us. We will descend more than 30 meters below the ground by a spiral staircase to enter the depths of Vatnshellir lava tube Cave.

Vatnshellir cave entrance

Vatnshellir Cave

8000 years ago the eruption of the Purkhólar volcano created rivers of lava through Snaefellsjökull National Park, however, the cold of the glacier caused the surface of the lava to solidify. Eventually, the lava inside emptied and gave rise to incredible volcanic tubes.

Vatnshellir guide inside the cave

Let's go into the Vatnshellir lava cave.

We will walk more than 200 meters of the cave while the guide tells us all about the volcanic origin of Iceland and the cave itself, as well as several ancient legends about trolls that inhabited them. The experience of walking through this volcanic rock will be unforgettable.

interior of Vatnshellir cave

What to bring to Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves
  • Mountain boots

Where does the tour Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour start

The cave is located just 10 minutes drive from Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Questions & Answers

  • Is there a special price for children?

    Children between 5 and 17 years old have a special price, if you want to know more, contact us.
  • How difficult is the Vatnshellir Lava Cave Tour?

    The activity is of easy difficulty, however it is always best to be prepared for the trip. If you are able to walk up a 2 or 3 story building without stopping and walk on uneven surfaces, you should have no problem.

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