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The Lava Tunnel & Whale Watching

26.790 ISK

Children (7-15): 13.395 ISK

Children (6): 6.750 ISK Children (3-5): Free

7 hours

Explore the magical Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, followed by an afternoon at sea searching for whales – a full day of fun!

Tour description

Begin your day by exploring the amazing Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. This tour departs from the BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík, and you will be transported from the city to the lava tunnel (approx. 45 minutes). Hotel pick-up can be purchased separately for an additional fee if desired. At the lava tunnel, join your guide as you explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner. There is a footbridge and several paths over the roughest part of the terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful volcanic activity that formed the tunnel. You will spend 55-60 minutes in the tunnel, and it is recommended to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes with ankle support. Helmets and lights are provided on location. After the tour you will be dropped off in the Old Harbour where you will set sail for your Whale Watching tour.
We sail out at 13:00 for a 3-3.5 hour whale watching tour on one of our largest boats, Andrea. Grab a pair of the thermal overalls before heading to the top deck, or choose to grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the on-board cafe. Your guide will share their knowledge about the wildlife you might encounter on Faxaflói bay – not to mention all the spectacular nature that surrounds you when out on the bay. The whales you might encounter in the area are humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. End the tour back in the tour back in the beautiful Old Harbour area. Please note: hotel drop-off is not included after the whale watching, but can be added for an additional fee ahead of time.

What's included

The Lava Tunnel

  • Starting time 9:00 from BSÍ Bus Terminal
  • Bus fare
  • Guided caving tour (English)
  • Flashlight & helmet

Whale Watching

  • Starting time: 13:00
  • Guided boat tour in English (3-3,5 hours)
  • Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes)
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafeteria/Snack bar on-board
  • WCs on-board
  • Free ticket to try again if there are no sightings!

Tour details


7 hours




Daily departures (Lava Tunnel @ 9:00 and Whale Watching @ 13:00)

Additional information

We recommend warm clothes and even some sunscreen in the summer months! Please read through our terms & conditions.
Whale watching is a weather dependent tour.

Please note that you will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in at Special Tours.

Important information

The transfer to The Lava Tunnel is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. If you wish to be picked up from your hotel for an additional fee, please contact us after booking.

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