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Explore a lava tube cave. Play a round of golf. Ride the noble Icelandic horse and experience the unique ‘gliding’ tölt. Go sea kayaking. Snorkel or scuba dive between to continents.

A wide range of activities are on offer less than 45 minutes’ drive from Eyrarbakki, making Eyrarbakki the perfect base for your adventures.

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Raufarholshellir Cave

This spectacular lava tube cave just off the road between Eyrarbakki and Reykjavik was formed by the Þjórsá volcanic eruption 8.600 years ago. It extends nearly a kilometer in length and has some impressive and colorful lava formations. The cave is only accessible by guided tour. Tours start every hour on the hour from 10:00-17:00.
Website: thelavatunnel.is

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Kayaking

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak on the sea or lagoon. 30-minute self-guided tours up to longer guided trips.
Website: kajak.is

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Golfing

Golf at Þorláksvöllur Golf Course in Thorlákshöfn.

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Horse riding

Horse riding with Bakkahestar. One-hour guided tours along the beach, suitable for all ages and experience levels. Bakkahestar is a small family-run company that operates a riding school for kids. Their horses are mild-mannered and used to riders at all levels.
Website: bakkahestar.is

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Snorkel or scuba dive with Dive.is at the legendary Silfra Fissure at Thingvellir National Park. Water so clear and clean that you can drink it.
Website: dive.is

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Skiing

Ski at Bláfjöll in winter (conditions allowing—no snow is made here). See current conditions on their website.
Website: skidasvaedi.is

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Hot River Hike

Hike to the hot river in Hveragerði, a natural hot spring. Be sure to stay on the path—this area is known as Reykjadalur, which means Smoky Valley, for a reason. Geothermal heat wells up from the ground here and in some places the water is nearly boiling.

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Surfing and Biking Tours

Iceland Activities offers up surfing trips on the south coast near Eyrarbakki. Their office is in Hveragerði.

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