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Photo Gallery :: Icelandic Lava Caves


Iceland's active volcanoes have created a series of networks of lava caves - ranging from short cavities within the lava fields, to a few extensive caves of more than 1km in length. On our recent visit we were fortunate enough to be taken to a few sites by some local cavers. Here are a few of the photos we took on an extremely wet day on the Reykjanes Peninsular in Iceland, 2010. Special thanks go to Gudni, Ragnar, Halldór and Vladimir at the Icelandic speleological society (Hellarannsóknafélag Íslands) - to Björn at - and to Ed and Hayley for helping put us in touch with the right people.

Ice and lava formations in Icelandic lava cave
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This photograph was taken not for the ice formations, but for the yellow-orange flow amidst the otherwise dark basalt. Rose cave has a number of similar interesting lava features.
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