This tour into the astonishing Katla Ice Cave will take you far away from the regular tourist trail to the most majestic mountains and glaciers in Iceland. Entering the incredibly stunning black and blue ice cavern with our expert guide is like walking onto the set of a surrealist ice movie.
This tour is also available as a meet on location tour from Vík:
The Ice Cave under the Volcano from Vik
Duration: ~11 hours
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
- Scenic Super Jeep Ride
- View over Myrdalsjokull Glacier
- Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
- Epic Landscapes & Scenery
- Skogafoss Waterfall (From Apr. 1st)
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (From Apr. 1st)
Included Pick up in Reykjavík or from one of our South Coast pick up locations, Super Jeep ride to the glacier, visit to a natural ice cave in Kötlujökull glacier with a specialist glacier/ice cave guide and crampons for walking on the ice.
Bring with you Warm layers (not jeans or cotton), waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and good strong hiking shoes. Remember your camera!
Stops during winter: From 1st November until 16th of February, we won‘t be able to stop at Skogafoss due to limited daylight. However, we will have a view of Skogafoss from our minibus and you will be able to see the amazing Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks from Vik.
Children (10-15): 18 743
If you like to collect rare experiences this Katla Ice Cave tour is the one for you. Katla volcano is shrouded beneath the Ice of Kötlujökull, a glacier tongue of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. In these parts no one can forget the presence of the fabled volcano, Katla, Kötlujökull literally means Katla´s glacier! Some of the most amazing ice caves Iceland can offer have formed in this incredibly blue glacier.
Starting out in Reykjavík you will pass through beautiful countryside and coastal areas, more participants might join the tour at some of the enchanting villages. The road is always threading a path between the mountains and the ocean, so you can expect spectacular views on the way to Vík. As your journey heads east we will take a turn inland, your Super Jeep adventure will take you over really rugged terrain, as mountain glacier landscapes loom around you. When you come to a halt the dramatic Kötlujökull glacier will be standing right before you, with its astonishingly strong blue colors and amazingly clear ice layers.
Strapping on our crampons we will head for the opening in the glacier and the magic moment when you step inside. You will be walking in between high and spellbindingly beautiful black and blue ice walls, as you explore more deeply within the glacier. You will come to an expansive area with an opening through which you can see the sky. At all times you are surrounded by shimmering snow and ice, the shapes, shades and forms are so beautiful it looks as though an incredibly talented ice artist has shaped them. Words cannot do justice to these sights which nature alone has fashioned!
Your guide will tell you all about the cave, you get time to wander around and take photographs. Before we board the sturdy Super Jeep there is a little time to explore around the sensational Kötlujökull mountains, perhaps we will find a smaller accessible cave?
Stops are made at the village of Vík, as well as Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss waterfalls on the journey back to Reykjavík. Skógafoss is a scintillating 60 m high waterfall has featured in folklore tales and legends, when you feel the special atmosphere which lingers here you will, perhaps, know the reason why! On the right side many steps lead to the top of the falls, the views from the top are amazing. Seljalandsfoss is the famous waterfall where you can walk behind the stream of water for a truly unique experience.
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Read customer reviews
- Rated 4.8/5 based on 19 customer reviews
One of the most memorable excursions I’ve been on5 by Al Castillo 2018-03-22
Simply perfect !5 by Mel 2018-03-24
Beautiful Ice cave tour5 by Heather and Fusco 2018-09-30
The Ice Cave Under The Volcano - Katla Icecave Tour5 by Julie 2018-10-24
Amazing experience and photos5 by Renan 2018-09-20
An Experience Not to be Missed5 by Kat 2018-09-30
A wonderful Experience5 by Boston College Girls 2018-10-02
Awesome!!!5 by Mary 2018-10-03
Ice Cave Tour5 by Alison 2018-10-05
Nice tour4 by Lisa 2018-10-16
Ice Cave Tour5 by Jaime 2018-10-20
Awesome5 by Gerson 2018-10-26
Ice Cave tour from Vik5 by Pare 2018-10-28
Best Tour ever5 by Kurfer 2018-11-04
great tour with small group5 by Stefan 2018-11-08
Great Tour of a Beautiful Location4 by Marium 2018-11-26
Great trip, even if the Ice Cave itself was a little small4 by Jon 2018-12-09
Awesome tour, great guide!5 by Cait 2018-12-17
Disclaimer: Ice caves are an ever-changing phenomena and highly dependent on weather conditions. Therefore, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the tour if conditions are not safe.