Earth and Sky – Caving and the Northern Lights
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Earth and Sky – Caving and the Northern Lights

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Why we love this tour


  • Explore Cave Leidarendi
  • Search for the northern lights
  • See natural stalactites and different rock formations

Detailed description

Going underground

After leaving Reykjavik we drive in a minibus for about 25 minutes and then we will reach the lava tube cave, Leidarendi, a well known lava cave in Iceland. The cave is located in Tvibollahraun lava field, close to the Blue Mountains. The cave is easily accessible to all who can walk on uneven surface.

The walk in the cave is an exciting journey and there are many things to see so we spend 1.5 – 2 hours exploring the cave and its colourful magnificence. The length of the tube is estimated to be 900 metres. You will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty.

Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns. There are no handrails, lights or any tools installed in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and it is important that people respect our guidelines. After the caving tour we go back to Reykjavik where you’ll be dropped off. You now have time to have some dinner in the city before we go out again to search for the northern lights. Pick up is at your accommodation from 21:00.

Northern Lights

We check the weather forecast closely and set of into the night for the search of Northern Lights from the city.

We will hope for the best and be prepared if luck smiles on us. We will drive to beautiful locations somewhere on the south coast, we will get out of the minibus and check for the northern lights. We will go to locations where there is no light-pollution, so that we can get a good view of the Auroras.

The solar activity puts on a magnificent show of Aurora Borealis as a result of frequent and massive solar explosions. Seeing them swirling and swaying overhead is simply an unforgettable experience; the lights are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights may also appear. To watch the northern lights surrounded by the magical Icelandic nature is like walking into a storybook full of mystical beings and locations- you will never find such places or sights anywhere else.

What's included and excluded

Included

  • Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
  • Guided caving tour
  • Flash light
  • Gloves and helmet

Excluded

  • Dinner. You will be dropped off in Reykjavik after the tour, and you will have enough time to get dinner before we pick you up again for the northern lights hunting.

What you need to know

Pick up between: 15:00 – 15:30

Drop off: 00:00 – 01:00

Duration: ~9 hours*

This tour is a combination of two tours. First we do the Volcanic Veins caving tour and return back and drop you off in Reykjavik. At 21:00 we pick you up again and go out to search for the northern lights on our Magical auroras tour. You have enough time to have dinner between tours.

In the cave:1.5 – 2 hours

Tour maximum: 18 persons

Small groups:Operated in a minibus

Available:Sep 15 – Apr 15

Remember to bring: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.

 

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