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The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
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Image credit: Pétur Þór Ragnarsson
The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design
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The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir | Lighting by KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design

The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir - Lighting

Featured In The Lava Tunnel, Iceland

Awards: Winner at the Icelandic Lighting Design Awards 2018, ‘Outdoor Lighting’ category; Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – High Budget at the darc awards 2018, Winner in the ‘Landscape Lighting’ category at the LIT Lighting Design Awards

Raufarhólshellir is a 1.3km long cave formed by lava flow 5,600 years ago. Before the installation of a walking path and lighting system, the cave suffered from the accumulation of waste and damage left by visitors. A path was created to enable visitors to walk safely through the cave, and to protect its natural shape and form from harm.

The lighting system installed along the path plays an important role, aiming to enhance the atmosphere and give the visitors a memorable experience. The objective was to produce a strong interaction between shadow, light and the colour of natural surfaces. The focusing of the lighting was designed to illuminate the geological highlights of the cave, while seeming to be a part of the cave itself. Subtle contrasts between the pathways and surroundings were introduced to sensitively guide the visitors through the cave.

Client: Raufarhóll ehf
Lighting Designers: Ágúst Gunnlaugsson, Arnar Leifsson
Photography: Pétur Þór Ragnarsson

Item The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir
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KSLD was established in 1989 and has built a strong reputation in a wide range of areas over the last three decades. We have an extensive portfolio of award-winning lighting design projects, both locally and internationally.

KSLD joined EFLA Consulting Engineering in November 2018. We are now proud to be KSLD, the EFLA Lighting Design Division. This merger increases the scale of practice and market access throughout the

The Nordic region, allowing us to take our lighting design capability to exciting new levels, creating leading-edge solutions in lighting design.

Our lighting designers come from arts, architecture and theatre backgrounds. We deal with light as a design medium, unique in its lack of substance but vital in creating the visual impact of a project.