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Stykkishólmur - Caves, craters and coves


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7 hrs 30 mins
Available all year
Min. number
10 travellers travellers
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Look out from atop a volcanic crater, hike stunning coastal trails, and explore underground caves. 
  • Walk around the stunning volcanic crater Saxhóll

  • Visit Djúpalónssandur black pebble beach and the cave at the beachside

  • Take a journey underground and learn where Jules Verne found inspiration for his famous sci-fi novel

Inspirational scenes 

After a scenic drive, we’ll arrive at the stunning black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur. Take in the magnificent views from the clifftop and look out for the ancient labyrinth.   

Then we’ll descend 115 ft underground at Vatnshellir Cave to begin our 45-minute cave adventure. Revel in the amazing array of colours and remarkable lava formations.      

Finally, we’ll walk among the otherworldly craters at Saxhóll. Hike up to the main crater for incredible views of Snæfellsjökull.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavours of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Included: Private coach, guide, refreshments and caving. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Approximately 3 hrs total driving time. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and gloves. The underground temperature is approx. 6°c. Helmets and flashlights are provided.  

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves moderate physical activity on loose gravel, mud paths and paved surfaces, including some steps and inclines. There is a 10-minute climb up to the crater and irregular steps down into the cave.  

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language availability: English and German 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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