Leiðarendi Cave

Leiðarendi is a lava tube located in the Tvibollahraun lava field, close to the Blue Mountains in Southwest Iceland, about a 25 minutes drive from Reykjavik. The site is easily accessible by car, or expensive arranged tours.


A distinctive feature of Leidarendi is various lava flakes that have fallen from its walls and roof, due to frost and erosion. These flakes indicate the many different lava streams that have flowed there subsequently throughout the ages. In the cave you will further see cave walls polished by lava streams along with stalagmites, stalactites and other fascinating formations.


  • Warm outdoor clothing (especially in winter)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Head wear and gloves is adviceable
  • A strong flashlight
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

Take care

Mind your head in the tunnels, it is easy to hurt yourself on the ceiling. pay attention to your boots and cloth, cold and water makes it adviceable to wear a skiing set or alike. And finally and perhaps most important “take caution” as the tunnels is very vast.

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2 thoughts on “Leiðarendi Cave

  1. Amazing place. Love to see more photographs of it! 🙂

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