Lofthellir Lava Cave, Lake Myvatn

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  • What a great excursion. Asi was a great guy who made the experience even more fun. The cave is really beautiful and the way to it is very adventurous.  more »
  • Our guide, Raggi, was excellent. You need waterproof top and bottom. Be prepared to military crawl a short distance. Very beautiful inside. The walk through the lava field was a great bonus. Looks lik...  more »
  • This was a really fun and different activity. Even though we were only five days in Iceland this was the most novel and authentic experience. In the wilderness away from tourists and doing a cave expl...  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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