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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 in English of five mysterious man-made caves. We enter three caves and peer into two of them.


  • Tours in English every day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

  • Private tours and group tours by appointment.

  • Tours in Icelandic every day July 1st - August 4th at 14:00. Tours in Icelandic every Saturday in August at 14:00.

Admission fee:

  • Adults 5900 ISK

  • Children (6-15) 2490 ISK

  • Children (0-5) FREE

  • Family offer for 2 adults and 2 children (6-15): 13.470 ISK

  • Please note that it is not possible to visit the Caves without guidance. 

Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South coast of Iceland. Five of them are included in our daily, guided tours. We enter three caves and peer into two of them. 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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All tours in English. 
Tours in Icelandic only first Saturday each month at 14:00

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