Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessible year round.
Drive yourself from Reykjavik (or other starting point) to Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel.
Please take road east on Route 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto Route 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km.
Please note that Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel is located less than 30 minutes drive (approximately 30 km) from Reykjavík and accessible by all vehicles.
Driving from Reykjavík east on Route 1 and drive for about 18 km. Turn right onto Route 39 (Þorlákshöfn) and drive for another 12 km. The parking area will be on your left hand side.
The GPS coordinates are: N.63º 56.407 / W. 021º 23.742
Bring with you Warm clothes and sturdy shoes!
Please note that you need to drive to the lava tunnel.
1/5 For most people although we do not recommend to those that have difficulties walking up/down stairs or on snow.