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Lava Ice Cave Lofthellir: Exploring the stunning Natur in Central-North Iceland

Lava Ice Cave Lofthellir: Exploring the  stunning Natur in Central-North Iceland

A Gay Couple exploring Lofthellir Ice Cave in North Iceland – Did you have ever been in an ice cave created by the lava underneath a volcano? Have you ever seen naturally grown ice stalagmites and stalactites in 100% darkness and 100% silence? Well, we did this adventure during our 21-days road trip around Iceland, and it was breathtakingly spectacular. Together with a small group and our gay-friendly Saga Travel tour guide Ármann, we went on a unique excursion over a cold lava field to a secret entrance of the Lofthellir Lava Cave. Our 5-hour trip started in Reykjahlíð at Lake Mývatn with meeting the explorer group, the best guide you can ever imagine (!), and his huge Super Jeep. Stories about today’s Iceland but especially about the origins of those rarely discovered and explored hidden ice caves were part of our trip over the abounded Iceland landscape towards a huge black field. More to read about our whole story of a couple of men‘s explorations around Lake Mývatn in North Iceland.

Starting our tour with a Super Jeep from Saga Travel © Coupleofmen.com
Starting our tour with a Super Jeep from Saga Travel © Coupleofmen.com
Hiking through dangerous lava landscape on a safe path © Coupleofmen.com
Hiking through dangerous lava landscape on a safe path © Coupleofmen.com
Hidden entrance to the lava ice cave © Coupleofmen.com
Hidden entrance to the lava ice cave © Coupleofmen.com

Lofthellir Ice Cave: The Discovery Tour begins…

But first things first. The Lofthellir Ice Cave is a hidden place in the Volcanic Outback approximately 30 minutes away from Reykjahlíð by car. The entrance is in the middle of a cold lava field, where visitors should only walk across with a guide. Why? Because next to the narrow and safe path you walk on, the lava field is filled with dangerous holes and sharp edges you really don’t wanna risk to meeting from up close. Equipped with helmets, headlights, gumboots, and warm and waterproof clothes, our lava-field-trekking tour started. After reaching the cave hole, our exploration in the dark could begin…

Karl couldn't be more excited - from the first moment on! © Coupleofmen.com
Karl couldn’t be more excited – from the first moment on! © Coupleofmen.com
Stunning ice formations hidden in a constant preserved atmosphere © Coupleofmen.com
Stunning ice formations hidden in a constant preserved atmosphere © Coupleofmen.com
Gay Couple exploring Central North Iceland © CoupleofMen.com

Exploring Central-North Iceland Lake Mývatn

After exploring the untouched eastern part of Iceland, we entered an environment full of volcanic activity, breathtaking natural spectacles, and thousands of midges north of the Vatnajökull National Park.

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Pushing & Pulling into the Ice Darkness

We were walking in a line, sliding and pulling ourselves over huge ice hills while exploring the constantly zero degrees caves in the darkness, somewhere in the middle of the lava. This is not an adventure for claustrophobic people. For all the others: it is spectacular, wonderful and even magical…

Spectacular light show in the biggest caves © Coupleofmen.com
Spectacular light show in the biggest caves © Coupleofmen.com
Unique naturally grown ice stalagmites and stalactites © Coupleofmen.com
Unique naturally grown ice stalagmites and stalactites © Coupleofmen.com
Magical photo opportunities in 100% darkness © Coupleofmen.com
Magical photo opportunities in 100% darkness © Coupleofmen.com
Karl loves the ice formation in central Iceland © Coupleofmen.com
Karl loves the ice formation in central Iceland © Coupleofmen.com
Daan couldn't get enough from the total silence and darkness © Coupleofmen.com
Daan couldn’t get enough from the total silence and darkness © Coupleofmen.com

An Unexpected Magical Moment

There is one moment, we will never forget. Our tour guide asked everyone to stand still, stop making sounds and switch off our head lights. The result was a pitch black concert of dropping water in all kinds of beautiful tones and melodies. It is a fantastic experience that you shouldn’t miss.

Schwuler Reiseführer Island Gay Couple Travel Guide Iceland © Coupleofmen.com

Gay Iceland Travel Guide

This country will challenge you hard enough with its beauty not to cry while you are driving along abounded roads listening to pure Icelandic music. But believe us, you will cry. Tears are a part of Iceland. Tears of joy and happiness to be in uncountable one-time moments that will belong only to you.

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Exploring Lofthellir Only with Saga Travel:

Address:
Saga Travel
Kaupvangsstræti 4
600 Akureyri, Iceland

Official Website: sagatravel.is

Contact: Tel.: (+354) 558 8888, sagatravel@sagatravel.is

Fun Fact:
Our Tip: book a tour with Árman. He is the best tour guide we ever had. If our schedule had been a little less tight, we would have really liked to get to know more about Tips for North Iceland, especially about Northern Light Hunting.

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