Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, Hveragerdi

(4.5/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
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  • Impressive cave which is located just off the 1. Is worth the detour of the cave but in any case. We have combined the visit to the cave with the hot springs in Hveragerði because it is simple to reach from there. On the way 1 Reykjavik coming after the long serpentine is the village of Hveragerdi left. The 1 enters a roundabout which leave the 1st exit on the 38... This applies automatically to the 39 (turn right). It then goes up a small hill. The parking lot is located on the right side. The cave passes under the 39... You can also from the 1 turn on the 39 earlier to direct. We were first on the sources so that didn't come for us in question. The visit should not be performed without reasonable hiking / climbing boots and a good headlamp. Thin gloves and helmet are beneficial. The stones are very cold, wet and slippery. Even in August you should watch on ice plates on the floor. May Pack a small tripod for photos. Later, it is so dark that it no longer brings much. The first meters are no problem. Enough light in the cave comes through the large holes in the ceiling. Here, still no lamp is necessary. The solid footwear should not be waived. After a bend, it is relatively absolutely dark. As mentioned in other reviews you should not rely on LED of the Smartphone. It is sometimes beneficial to have both hands to climb over the rocks. Anyone who wants to can continue until the end (1, are 4 km if I'm not mistaken).
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  • We went there in december but found the cave closed to public access, as it was already mentioned by other recent reports. It seems that the cave is now only accessible with guided tours. A pity 
  • Unfortunately the cave was closed as mentioned by other reviewers. According to the Hveregardi tourist info the land owners are planning to start charging and might be doing construction to facilitate...  more »