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

CAVES
OF
HELLA

Enter the magical underworld of the South

EXPLORE AN ANCIENT HISTORICAL SITE AT CAVES OF HELLA

Iceland's Hidden World

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

 

  • Tours in English every day at 12:00

  • Private tours and group tours by appointment​

Summer opening hours starting June 4 2022

  • Tours in English every day at 12:00 and 16:00

  • Tours in Icelandic every day at 14:00

Admission fee 2022:

  • Adults 3900 ISK

  • Children (6-15) 1900 ISK

  • Children (0-5) FREE

  • Family offer for 2 adults and 2 children (6-15): 9800 ISK

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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*tours in English at 12 and 4 pm during summer openings