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The Lava Tunnel - Raufarhólshellir

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tubes found in Iceland. The tunnel is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is accessible the whole year round.

A journey into The Lava Tunnel is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5200 years ago. Paths and platform have been installed in the cave, making it easily accessble for most people. Award winning Lighting has been installed in the tunnel as well, clearly showing the unique geological features that the tunnel has to offer.

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The Lava Tunnel - Raufarhólshellir

Klettagarðar 12 - Skrifstofa

GPS Points N63° 56' 23.557" W21° 23' 46.550"

+354 760-1000

Opening period All year

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The Village in Eyrarbakki

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That way the link between each generation will be strengthened and historical traditions will be maintained so that the know-how and technical skills can be preserved generation after generation.

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Bank / Post office
The tailor / Women's dressmaker / Hatter's shop
Bakery / Pastry shop
Curiosity store
Antique store / Jewellry store
Farmhouse (buy directly from the farm, fine needlework objects)
Smoke house (open face sandwiches, fish, meat)
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The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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