Project Description


Páskahellir is a small cave by the seaside of Neskaupstaður Nature Reserve and is characterized by pillow lava and rock tunnels, however you might also find holes in the cave formed by prehistoric trees. The reason for this is that around 12 million years ago the area was undertaken by a forest that got destroyed by lava. The cave itself was carved out by sea erosion.

Páskahellir means Easter Cave and the name derives from the legend that the sun can be seen dancing from the cave on Easter morning. It will take you around 10-15 minutes to walk to the cave from the Nature Reserve. Wooden stairs lead down from the path to the cave, but the climbing can be tricky and needs to be done with extra care.


GPS: N65° 9′ 6.066″ W13° 41′ 21.647″