People inside one of the historic site caves at Caves of Hella in Iceland.


Enter the magical underworld of the South


Iceland's Hidden World

Guided one hour tours daily in Icelandic and English of four mysterious man-made caves.

Opening hours:

  • Until September 19: Guided tours at 12:00,14:00 and 16:00

  • September 20 - 24: Guided tours at 12:00 and 14:00

  • Saturdays: 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00

  • Sundays: 12:00 and 14:00

Admission fee:

  • Adults 3200 ISK

  • Children (6-15) 1000 ISK

  • Children (0-5) FREE

Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public. The historical site is Iceland's oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe the caves to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings.  

The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats.

Mystery surrounds the caves and for centuries people have wondered:

  • Are the caves the handiwork of the Celts?

  • Were the caves a place of ancient worship?

Caves of Hella offer a great opportunity to explore these historic caves in Iceland. Join us to discover the secrets they hold and experience the magical Underworld of the South.

The Caves are located right next to Route 1 (the Ring Road), an approximately hour drive from Reykjavik.

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