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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Rest of The World => UK Lava Tube Group => Topic started by: mcrtchly on August 27, 2014, 08:29:38 pm

Title: Leidarendi lava tube
Post by: mcrtchly on August 27, 2014, 08:29:38 pm
Has anyone visited the Leidarendi lava tubes in Iceland?  I'm going to Iceland in January and just wondering if you can visit these without a guide? There are several tourist trips from Reykjavik but they charge about £50 per person. I'll have a car and can take helmet and lamp with me so would prefer to do this myself.

Martin
Title: Re: Leidarendi lava tube
Post by: Ed W on August 27, 2014, 09:00:54 pm
PM sent
Title: Re: Leidarendi lava tube
Post by: gavinski91 on January 17, 2015, 02:46:53 am
Hey mcrtchly, just wondering if you were table to visit the Leidarendi tubes without a guide, and if so, if you had any difficulty finding them. I'll be heading to Iceland this summer for my honeymoon and I'm trying to find some stuff to do, but on a students budget...
Title: Re: Leidarendi lava tube
Post by: Ed W on January 17, 2015, 01:44:45 pm
Gavinski,

I understand that Leidarendi is now gated, you might be able to gain access via the Hellaransoknafelags Islands (Icelandic speleological society) but I think the chances are slim.  There are however loads of lava tubes accessible in Iceland, and many of these within easy distance of Reykjavik.  In the immediate area of Leidarendi I would highly recommend Floki as a good trip (it requires a walk of a coupe of km from the road).  It has more passage and is a far more interesting cave.  If you send me a PM with your email address I'll send you some info.

Ed
Title: Re: Leidarendi lava tube
Post by: logan.brecklin on February 22, 2017, 03:41:02 pm
Gavinski,

I understand that Leidarendi is now gated, you might be able to gain access via the Hellaransoknafelags Islands (Icelandic speleological society) but I think the chances are slim.  There are however loads of lava tubes accessible in Iceland, and many of these within easy distance of Reykjavik.  In the immediate area of Leidarendi I would highly recommend Floki as a good trip (it requires a walk of a coupe of km from the road).  It has more passage and is a far more interesting cave.  If you send me a PM with your email address I'll send you some info.

Ed
Hey Ed! Hope you're doing well! Any chance you could forward that information for Leidarendi and/or nearby lava caves that one could self-navigate? Any info you could give would be much appreciated!

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