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Down Into the Depths

Caving with Laugarvatn Adventure

Gjabakkahellir (91)The mouth of Gjábakkahellir leads down to rocky paths hollowed out by lava flows that pushed through earth, forming the cave’s smooth and polished walls near Laugarvatn, the town within the Golden Circle.

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The experienced guides of Laugarvatn Adventure have had over a decade of training in caving and can navigate through almost any of these caves. Tours vary in difficulty from Gjábakkahellir’s relatively gentle descent to Tintron’s vertical drop accessible only by abseiling down a rope. Gjabakkahellir (94)
Lauagarvatn Adventure’s three cave tours let visitors safely delve into the depths with the help of guides who were educated in caving and are active members of the Icelandic Search and Rescue Team. 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 necessary for departure. – KB

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Gjabakkahellir

Laugarvatn Adventure

Háholti 2c • 840 Laugarvatni
+354 862 5614
[email protected]
www.caving.is