Lofthellir Lava Cave, Lake Myvatn

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  • Family holiday to Iceland and my wife booked this trip. I was not entirely sure what to expect - all I knew was that we needed to have waterproof overtrousers as out bottoms may get wet. The trip star...  more »
  • We were taken on a private tour to the cave with Saga Travel who organised all of our day trips. These guys went out of there way to be great tour guides the most interesting and fun to be with was Ju...  more »
  • We went with a guide from GeoTravel who was fantastic. We drove by the impressive craters and then to a supply depot to get our equipment for entering the cave. It was a short walk through deep snow t...  more »
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  • Tours of this cave are exclusive to Saga travel (who I can thoroughly recommend for all your Nth Iceland tour needs). This is a once in a lifetime experience. We went in winter and after a 45 minute hike through the snow you come to the cave. The entrance is very intimidating as it is a crevice the width of a human body and you literally have to wriggle and squirm your way in through the small crack. So psych yourself up! Our guide promised us that it wasn't as bad as it looked and he's right - it's more a matter of getting your claustrophobia under control. But prospective visitors should be aware that some overweight people have got stuck in the past and some people have completely refused to crawl through the entrance crack. Once you are inside the cave there is some crawling on hands and knees to be done as well as hauling yourself up crevices with ropes until you can finally stand up. The cave is beautiful - icicles are everywhere and the experience is well worth it. This is a place the average tourist doesn't visit so I really recommend it.
  • Unable to reach cave without going through the one particular expensive tour company. There are other caves in the area that you may access that are cooler and do not require a guide and price.
  • You can only visit with one tour company but it's a brilliant experience! You'll get a wet bum and hands from crawling and sliding over ice as you make your way deep into the cave, but spectacular natural shapes await you... I won't say any more, go see for yourself!
  • You can not go in that cave for yourself. You pay a guide at Saga travel. The prices are exorbitant! The track in 4 x 4 to reach the entrance of the cave is horrible. There are a few difficult passages to reach the bottom of the cave, but the guide will help you a lot. The cave is very beautiful. It was a good experience!
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