The lava tunnel and whale watching from Reykjavík
Minimum age: 3
- Raufarhólshellir lava tunnels
- Icelandic nature
- Whale watching
All about the trip
Experience nature's phenomenon of Raufarhólshellir lava tunnels as you explore it in an easy and enjoyable manner. The 1360 meter (4500 ft) tunnel was formed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred about 5200 years ago and is a unique Icelandic nature attraction. A guide will lead you through Raufarhólshellir’s colourful landscape where the formation of the tunnel is highlighted with a beautiful lightning inside. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience even more breath-taking. The roughest part of the lava is easily accessible by feet with a footbridge and paths so you can explore the cave in a comfortable way. Equipment such as helmet and a light is provided at the location but it is highly recommended to wear warm overalls and shoes with ankle support once inside. The lava tunnel tour is approx. 55-60 minutes.
The adventure continues as we head to the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík for a Whale Watching tour with Special Tours Wildlife Adventures. Experience the wild behaviour of the whales in Faxaflói bay while looking out for these phenomenal species including Minke whales, Harbour porpoises, Humpback whales and White beaked dolphins. The tour includes a guide that will lead you through the experience with some interesting and useful information regarding the whales. Sit back, grab a hot chocolate or a coffee while enjoying these phenomenal creatures in warm overalls provided on board. (Whale Watching tour takes approx. 3-3.5 hours).
Your tour ends in the Old Harbour, a short walk from a variety of shops and restaurants in the city centre. A transfer back to your hotel can be purchased for an additional cost.
What is included in the price
- Bus fare
- Guided caving tour in English
- Flashlight and helmet
- Whale watching tour
What is not included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavík (available for an extra fee)
- Beverages and meals during the trip
Lunch can be bought between tours down at the Reykjavík Harbour with multiple selection of restaurants. Please note that you may be short on time between the tours so keep in mind that sandwiches and snacks can also be bought on board the whale watching ship.
All clients on this tour get a 15% discount at Reykjavík Röst Bistro, coffee house and bar located on the Harbour.
This activity is organised by Icelandia, Klettagaroar 12/104, Reykjavik, Iceland, +354 580 5400, email@example.com.
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