The Cave

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Explore one of the world's largest caves and create magnificent travel memories at the Cave Viðgelmir! The Cave Explorer Tours from7000 ISK
The Cave Vidgelmir was closed for 44 years
and was recently opened.
Take a guided tour into the mighty Víðgelmir
lava tube with the aid of our easy-access walkway
The Cave Explorer hellaferð. (English below)

Hellaferð í Víðgelmi er einstök upplifun og við allra hæfi en aðgengi hefur verið stórbætt með tilkomu göngupalla.

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave explores the tension between the imagined reality that we think is “real” (shadows) versus the reality that is the “truth” (outside the cave). This is a basic explanation of the Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, but this TED video explains it better Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Summary. Aug 26, 2005 Directed by Bruce Hunt. With Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian. Blood-thirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network. The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal. The Cave is the most epic place for all sorts of people! You can have so much fun experiencing the endless activities in virtual reality! All while doing it with your good mates or work colleagues! There is always someone there to help you out and get the hang of things. A hard-hitting documentary with imagery as powerful as its message, The Cave poses heartbreakingly urgent questions - and leaves them for the viewer to answer.

Víðgelmir er oft sagður vera konungur íslenskra hella og ekki að ástæðulausu. Eins og nafnið gefur til kynna er Víðgelmir afar stór eða u.þ.b. 148.000m3. Þessi undraveröld hefur að geyma litríkar hvelfingar, 1100 ára gamlar hraunmyndanir og árstíðabundinn ís sem setur skemmtilegan svip á umhverfið.

Upplýsingar um ferð

  • Tími: 1.5 kls.
  • Erfileikastig: 1/5
  • Innifalið: Hjálmur, ljós og leiðsögn.
The Cave Explorer Tour

Take a guided tour into the mighty Víðgelmir lava tube with the aid of our easy-access walkway, and state of the art feature lighting. This is a trip that the whole family can enjoy.
Caves are often dark, tight and uninviting places; however this is not the case on The Cave Explorer tour!

What used to be slow travelled, rugged terrain is now easy and enjoyable. Thanks to our signature walkway caving just became family friendly. Leading from one great hall to the next the path is slightly lit revealing the magical underworld.
The stunning beauty of Víðgelmir lava cave lies within the amazing colours and rock formations that used to hide in the dark – not anymore! With feature lighting at selected locations this impressive cave can now be enjoyed in all its glory.
Join our experienced guides and learn about the unique geology and impressive history at Víðgelmir. The Cave Explorer tour offers the very best of caving, the ease, the light and the dark!

  • Tour Duration: 1.5 Hrs.
  • Difficulty: 1/5
  • Includes: Helmet and headlight.
  • Excludes: Personal clothing and gear.

Things to keep in mind before you book or join our tours.

– Temperature inside the cave is low. We recommend all guests bring warm clothes.

– We ask parents travelling with small children to stay at the back of the group and skip the last stop of the tour.

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*Guests are required to show up 10-15 min before tour departs.
*Pick up available if booked separately from Húsafell ONLY
*Gloves and hat are recommended
*Guest with children under the age of 6 will have to comply with guidelines set by the cave. This includes location of party during tour and possible turn around before final stop of the tour.
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Music + Adventure

The Caverns is a world renowned destination for live music and adventure caves open to explore and experience daily.


Live music returns to Grundy County, Tennessee with St. Paul and The Broken Bones (April 23-24), Grace Potter, (April 30 & May 1), Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (May 2), Goose (May 8-9), Last Podcast On The Left (May 14-15), Dailey & Vincent (May 16), moe. (May 21-22) Margo Price (May 28), Punch Brothers (June 4), Mandolin Orange (June 5-6), The Wood Brothers (June 11-12), Crowder (June 19), Twiddle (June 20), Trampled by Turtles (June 25-26), Lettuce (July 16-17). These concerts will be outdoors and in socially distanced 2-person, 4-person and 6-person pods.


Experience a walking tour where only a few cavers have gone before! The Caverns has opened to the public a new otherworldly cave for daily guided tours. Explore an underground room 3 football fields long! Hear about geology, cave lore, and the unique history of Grundy County. Plus, our daily tours will take you behind-the-scenes of The Caverns world famous music venue and end with a photo op on the iconic stage. Want to go deeper? Challenge yourself with an Adventure Cave Tour.

The Greatest Show (Under) Earth

In Grundy County, Tennessee at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the timeless Pelham valley, you’ll find a naturally-occurring subterranean amphitheater inside The Caverns. This singular place has become a must-see destination for music fans from all over the world. Dive into our calendar, you’re sure to find a concert to inspire your underground musical adventure. A concert in a cave—that’s an experience you never forget!


Taped deep within the subterranean amphitheater of The Caverns, Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series on PBS featuring both long-established and emerging artists within a broad spectrum of genres including roots-rock, jam band, R&B, country, soul, folk, Americana and bluegrass.

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The Monteagle Mountain Stay & Cave Package

Monteagle Mountain, just a fifteen-minute drive to The Caverns, is known for it’s serene beauty and peaceful mountain air.

The Manchester Valley Stay & Cave Package

Manchester, Tennessee is just a short country drive to The Caverns and is known for its local amenities with close proximity to great outdoor attractions.

The Deep Dive Package

For those taking a day trip to The Caverns who are looking to maximize their experience and value—this is the package for you.

The Underground Package

Take advantage of your day trip to The Caverns with guaranteed good seats and get an unforgettable value for your trek underground. Only offered on seated shows.

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