Starts in: Reykjavik | Available: Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
7 hours tour
$185/ person
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Tour Highlights


Experience the wonder and beauty of Raufarhólshellir with a guided tour of its colorful landscape


Discover the spectacular ice sculptures that form in this tunnel every winter


See if you can spot some of the local wildlife in Faxaflói Bay


Learn more about the whales that call this part of the world home

Why we chose this tour

Our tour of The Lava Tunnel & Whale Watching from Reykjavik is a singular experience that combines two very different and wildly popular activities in the are for aday filled with awe and wonder. With an expert guide, you'll learn more about the geology and wildlife of this unique region and discover why it's often named one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This tour is available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and leaves with guaranteed departures.

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Itinerary - The Lava Tunnel & Whale Watching from Reykjavik

8:30 AM - Pickup from Reykjavik
  • Meet your local guide at the BSÍ Bus Terminal - City Center
  • Optional hotel pick ups are available for an extra charge
Guided tour of The Lava Tunnel & Whale Watching
  • Leave the bus terminal and the city behind when you journey to Raufarhólshellir, one of the world's most famous and longest lava tunnels set in a spectacular and scenic landscape just outside of the city.
  • These underground tunnels that branch out from a large cave are over 1,360 meters long, and about 30 meters wide with plenty of space arching above you as you travel through these natural wonders unlike anything you've ever seen before.
  • As you trek through the main tunnel, marveling at the vibrant displays on the walls and ceiling above you, don't forget to look down smaller tunnels that branch off for a glimpse at some still-glowing lava.
  • After this incredible experience, get out in the sunlight and onto the water at the Old Harbor where you'll head out with an expert guide to learn about the behavior of this harbor's favorite residents, and see if you can catch a glimpse of some!
  • A few of the most common species include Minke whales, White-Beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises, but you may get lucky and spot a Blue Whale, an Orca, or even a Fin whale.
  • After your enchanting afternoon on the water, you'll head back into the city center for drop-off.
4:00 PM - Drop off in Reykjavik
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
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Important Details

Transportation to and from BSÍ Bus Terminal - City Center
Fully guided tour
Flashlight & helmet
Whale Watching tour 
Lunch and drinks
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
More pick up locations are available for an extra charge
What to Bring
Walking Shoes
Warm Clothing
Waterproof jacket
Sturdy shoes
Essential Information
NB: All times are approximate
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