Surtshellir Lava Cave, Husafell

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#13 of 22 in Nature in West Region
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  • The road leading to the cave is rather bumpy, but once you're in, the surrounding landscape is Lunar! Panels on site. Important: If you want to explore the cave for its length, gear up a good headlamp with enough battery! The floor of the tunnel is most of the time very rugged, formed of boulders collapsed ceiling, especially of course near openings. If you are not well equipped or if you are not comfortable to walk on rough ground, prefer the ride outside, on the surface of the tunnel, one opening to the other. Very easy trail marked by cables (to not exceed to not to damage the fragile flora). Entering through the main opening near the car park, you can walk into the tube of lava up to the second opening (the more adventurous can try to climb out here, but it seems too dangerous at this place). The best is to continue in the direction of the third opening inside. Shortly before this, climb the wall to the right to access a ledge about 2-3 meters above. It's actually a perpendicular tube that can be followed on a few dozen metres (there is a guestbook to sign). Continue in the main tube until the third opening. For the more agile, it is possible to climb the wall and to the surface here. For others, prefer to retrace your steps and get out safely by first opening. There are other interesting to visit nearby caves.
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  • Busted at end of January - about 5miles from husafell down single track snowy road- courtesy bus from hotel but we drove- helpful informative guide - unusual icicles had formed in the cave which were ...  more »
  • Take the tour, which includes waterfalls, geysers farm, lava caves and then give you a good rest in the hot springs bath
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