Duration: 4-5 hours
Location: Lake Myvatn area
Price: from 17.900.- isk half price for kids (8-12)

Lofthellir Ice Cave is a permafrost lava tube hidden in the backcountry of Lake Myvatn

Join us on an exciting cave exploration super jeep tour into a unique place made by fire and ice!


The Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour starts from Lake Mývatn, the journey to the cave leads you through rugged tracks along incredible geology. The Drive leads you past the volcano Mt. Hverfjall and along Lúdentarborgir crater row. Once we reach the roots of Mt.Hvannfell, you will hike with your guide for 30 minutes across the lava fields to the entrance of Lofthellir cave. There you will be provided with a helmet, headlamp and studded boots for better grip, inside this Ice Cave.

We travel slowly and safely into the cave in a single line, guided by your cave guide, whom will help you to safely move through the cave. The entrance of the cave is the most narrow part of the cave and you will need to crawl through. However, with every step you take into the cave it just gets bigger!

A lost world of Ice and magic awaits, frozen in time, frozen in place!


  • This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition
  • To reach the cave is a 30-minute hike across a relatively smooth lava field
  • The short entry (approx. 1,5m) into the cave is narrow and guests need to crawl on all fours to enter
  • There 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 a longer journey time or cancellation of the tour


What is included: Fully guided tour, transportation, Cave exploration equipment; helmet, headlight, and studded boots

What is not included: Personal insurance. Refreshments.

What to bring: Good shoes for cold weather, clothing, and outerwear suitable for the chilly or cold weather. Waterproof pants are good as you will be sitting or crawling at times on the icy floor. Sunglasses. Don´t forget your camera!

Good to know: We recommend you bring warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, good walking shoes, and a water bottle.

Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions. We might have to cancel or reschedule the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favor. All canceled tours, on our behalf, are 100% refunded.

Price: from 19.900.- isk per person, 9.950.- isk per person for kids 8-12 years old. For more than 10 persons or larger groups, please contact us for a quote.

A private tour can also be arranged for those who would like an exclusive experience with their own group, please contact us for a quote.


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