Lofthellir Cave

Weird World of Ice & Darkness

LofthellirBExplore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Iceland. We drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lavaLofthellirA field which is adorned by endless lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon.

Departure from
Lake Mývatn

Cave Lofthellir ● Natural Ice Sculptures ● Lúdentarborgir crater row ● The Volcanic Outback by Lake Mývatn

May 1st – October 31st


Departure time
08:00, 09:30, 15:00

5 Hours

Fully guided tour


Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight, studded boots and gloves
This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical conditionThere is ice and water on the floor of the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour
Meeting point: Lake Mývatn Information Centre or free hotel pick up

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate

We recommend you bring
Warm and waterproof clothingGlovesGood walking shoesWater bottle