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Búri cave tour

From January 01, 2014

The lava tube cave known as Buri, is situated in Leitahraun-lava field

Buri is probably the most prized of all the Icelandic lava tube caves.  Búri was discovered 2005 and that was considered one of the more remarkable discoveries in Speleology in Iceland for the last 5000 years. Buri is over one kilometer long and the width and height is average 10 metres x 10 metres and is 5000 thousand years old. The last 400 metres of the cave are spectacular they are said to be unrivaled by other similar caves anywhere in the world. The innermost section of the cave has the deepest lava pit on earth 17 metres deep, a vertical pit made from a lava fall. The first part (700m) of the cave is very rocky in the shape as tunnel. After the first 700m the floor remains almost completely flat all the way to the lava pit. At winter and spring time the first 100m of the cave has spectacular  ice sculpture hanging in the ceiling and on the floor.

Accomodation No
Transport Jeep or bus
Food
Drinks
Museum Visit Non

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Description

The lava tube cave known as Buri, is situated in Leitahraun-lava field

Buri is probably the most prized of all the Icelandic lava tube caves.  Búri was discovered 2005 and that was considered one of the more remarkable discoveries in Speleology in Iceland for the last 5000 years. Buri is over one kilometer long and the width and height is average 10 metres x 10 metres and is 5000 thousand years old. The last 400 metres of the cave are spectacular they are said to be unrivaled by other similar caves anywhere in the world.The innermost section of the cave has the deepest lava pit on earth 17 metres high, a vertical pit made from a lava fall. The first part (700m) of the cave is very rocky in the shape as tunnel. After the first 700m the floor remains almost completely flat all the way to the lava pit.

In winter its possible to explore the unique ice sculpture in different formation at the first chamber after the entrance for approc: 100 metres. An unforgettable experience and natutr beauty.

The drive to Búsi takes approx. 1 hour each way.

The hike from car to the entrance of Búsi takes approx. 1 hour each way.

Cave exploring is approx. 4 hours

 

Price

22,000 ISK per person

Groups:  All year upon request

Difficulty: Only for people in good shape. The tour is not recommended for those with back, knee or health issues

Itinerary Details:

Guaranteed departures:
Tuesdays or by request. Minimum 3 persons

Duration:

Approx: 8 hours

Pickup:

Reykjavik hotel pickup between 09:00 - 09:30.

 

 

Included in price:

Guide

Jeep or bus transfer

Hotel pickup

Flash light (Head light), gloves and a helmet
What to bring with:
Warm clothes and good hiking shoes/boots. Sandwhices and water bottles


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