Visit the Caves of Hella in Iceland

Explore an ancient historical site at the Caves of Hella, known as Iceland’s Hidden World! Guided one-hour tours of four mysterious man-made caves run daily in Icelandic and English. Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South Coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public. The historical site is Iceland’s oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe the caves to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings. The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats. Mystery surrounds the caves. Caves of Hella offer a great opportunity to explore these historic caves in Iceland. Join them to discover the secrets they hold and experience the magical Underworld of the South.

When were the caves formed?

The caves are man-made, but nobody really knows when they were originally constructed. Some sources indicate that they were made by Celts who inhabited Iceland before the official Norse settlement of Iceland in the late 9th century.

You will be guided by your own private guide around four mysterious man-made historic caves. The caves are thought to be Iceland’s oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe they date further back than the settlement era of the Vikings in Iceland. You will explore the many wonders the caves hold and learn about their history and sagas. The caves have been used throughout history as dwellings, sheep sheds or storage. After World War II Icelanders started building houses from concrete and traditional turf houses and caves soon fell into disuse.

  • Adults (16+) – ISK 3,900
  • Children (6 to 15) – ISK 1,900
  • Children (0 to 5) – FREE!

Caves of Hella

Ægissíða 4
851 Hella
Phone: 354 6206100
Email: [email protected]

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