Private Caving Tour and Blue Lagoon - for Cruise Liners - EI58
Cave Leidarendi and geothermal spa - for cruise passengers
This tour is highly recommended for speleologists as well as amateurs in the field. Join us on this adventure exploring the rare world of lava tubes, formed when boiling hot magma continued flowing into tunnels of already petrified lava. We will truly enter into the interior of a volcano.
Customized offer for this caving tour for a minimum of 10 passengers, based on your arrival time. Share this information with other travellers and make a group! *
12 900 ISK per adult
Duration: 9 hours
Group minimum: 10 persons
Pick up: 30 min after docking
Available: On request
Note: there's a scheduled tour to this cave with no request of minimum per booking, Jun 1 - Aug 31. Pick-up 10:00, available Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. Click here for more...
Included: Transportation, guided tour of cave, flash light, gloves and helmet.
Excluded: Lunch and entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon are not included in the price.
Bring with you: Swim suit, warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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Leidarendi lava tube cave
We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal an extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colours. You will see natural stalactites and many different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty.
The caves become wide and high in places with an even floor, however, the trip can also be rather difficult in places. We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces.
The sheep carcass
Cave Leidarendi is about 900 metres long and it is situated in a lava field near a volcanic crater southeast of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992. The cave's name translates to "End of the Journey". It was so named because the carcass of a dead sheep which reached its "End of Journey" was found at the far end of the cave. It obviously fell into the cave through a shakehole and was not able to climb out.
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. This tour is suitable for all who can walk on uneven surfaces and at times, on all fours.
Stori-Bolli is a rather handsome crater (about 150 metres in diameter) south-south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. From Stori-Bolli crater flowed its namesake lava field, Stora-Bollahraun and the lava tube Leidarendi was created within this. It only takes 25-30 minutes to drive to the cave from Reykjavik and the cave's entrance is not far from the road.
Leidarendi lava tube is considered to be a subterranean wonder world. The entrance is a small pit that leads down into the cave; the cave itself runs in both directions and connects in two parts so it runs in a circle. The cave's ceiling and walls are broken or collapsed in very few places and it is therefore easy to navigate. Although sometimes the cave's ceiling gets a bit low so at times you might have to crawl for a short distance.
The geothermal spa
The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field of this peninsula in South West Iceland. Once there you will have many recreational options such as bathing in the milky blue water, massage and spa treatments or simply walking in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C.
After relaxing in the Blue Lagoon we will head back to Reykjavik where we will drop our passengers off at the port in good time for your vessel's departure.
Finally we will drive you back to your ship in Reykjavik!
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