Down to the Depths
Caving with Laugarvatn Adventure
Laugarvatn is a small village within the Golden Circle. It is famous for its beautiful lake and the geothermal hot spot around which it is built. It’s a volcanic area and it is the lava that hollowed out the caves as it pushed through earth, forming the smooth and polished walls of Gjábakkahellir.
The guides of Laugarvatn Adventure have had over a decade of training and experienced in caving and are active members of the Icelandic Search and Rescue Team. They know these caves and can navigate through almost any of them. Laugarvatn Adventure has three cave tours to let visitors safely plumb the depths with the help of the guides.
The tours vary in difficulty from Gjábakkahellir’s relatively gentle descent to Tintron’s vertical drop accessible only by abseiling down a rope. Children over five can even go on some of the easier tours, while adults tackle the challenge of rock climbing on Þingvellir’s craggy cliffs or crawling through a small hole at the opening of Litli Björn cave. Tours are offered every day from May through August with a two person minimum.