Why we love this tour
Small group experience Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir) Gullfoss waterfall Geysir hot spring area A visit to a Lava tube cave Family friendly
Description to the Leidarendi Cave Tour
Your day starts with a visit to the world under a lava field where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After exploring the fascinating underworld in Leiðarendi (Leidarendi) cave, you will be dropped off at a café bakery for a lunch break. You will then be picked up at around 13:00 for an exciting drive of the famous Golden Circle including Iceland’s key attractions Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall.
Þingvellir National Park
Our first stop will be the historic Þingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley. You will learn about the Vikings and their meetings here as well as the geological forces of nature that have formed the national park.
Geysir geothermal area
Continuing our journey, we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the famous erupting hot spring. Come and watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high.
Our third and last stop for the day is Gullfoss (e. Golden Waterfall), the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight to admire, with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. We end our day in Reykjavik where you can get dropped off at one of our authorized locations. A great way to explore a lava cave followed by Iceland’s most famous natural attractions!
What's included and excluded
- Transfer to/from Reykjavík
- A guided sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle
- A guided lava caving tour
- All specialized caving gear needed
- Meals (We stop at a local restaurant/diner)
What you need to know
Pick up between: 09:00
Duration: 10 hours (9am – 7pm)
Minimum requirements: 10 years old
New regulations have been implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik. We have therefore offered 12 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.
What do I need to bring?
Remember to bring:Warm outdoor clothing, thermal underwear and a warm sweater of either fleece or wool, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm sturdy hiking shoes are highly recommended.