Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Super Jeep from Vik

Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Super Jeep from Vik
A young woman looking over the highlands, where green moss grows on ink black sands.
A glacier guide in full gear heading up to the ice to bring travellers to the ice cave.
A guide in the Katla cave, in a darkened part, touched by ash from recent eruptions.
You won't believe the incredible landscapes found on the South Coast.
An adventurer standing in the wide cave opening, where the light shines into the ice palace that is the Katla cave.
Mýrdalsjökull glacier makes for truly fantastic photographs.
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Explore the depths beneath one of Iceland’s glittering glaciers and discover the fantastical interior of an ice cave with this exciting tour. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to delve into the captivating ice caps that dominate the South Coast of Iceland and makes for a fantastic addition to any road trip.

Not far from the iconic black beach Reynisfjara, you will set off on your adventure from the charming coastal village Vík. You will be picked up in an impressive Super Jeep and shuttled to the glacier tongue, Kötlujökull which is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap.

Beneath this glacier sits the volcano, Katla, known to be one of the more active volcanoes in Iceland. Fear not, however; the chances of an eruption are minimal and, besides, the mountains would be evacuated long in advance of any volcanic activity. 

As you travel, you can enjoy a wealth of different landscapes; rugged coastlines, glittering ice caps, distant mountainscapes… the list goes on! Throughout your short journey, your highly-knowledgeable guide will be sure to teach you about the various natural features, as well as telling you tales from Icelandic folklore.

Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will unload from the super jeep and be equipped with a pair of crampons, a helmet and a headlamp—all you need to enter and explore this otherworldly attraction! As you step into the subterranean landscape, you are guaranteed to be awestruck by the shocking electric blues and smooth endless tunnels that distinguish this rare natural phenomenon.

Every year ice caves are formed by meltwater in the summer sculpting passageways through the thick and ancient ice floes, so you are guaranteed a genuinely unique experience. No ice cave stays the same for very long; they are constantly evolving and their compelling dynamism, as well as their great beauty, is central to their appeal. This is one place that you will not want to forget your camera! 

So don’t delay any longer! Hurry, and you too can secure your spot on this fantastic ice cave and enrich your South Coast experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Vík í Mýrdal, Katla volcano
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 13:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Vík village
  • Pick up from Vík i Myrdal

  • Certified Glacier Guide

  • All Ice Caving Equipment: crampons, helmet and headlamps

  • Super Jeep Ride

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavík

  • Lunch & Snacks

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing as first layer (ideally wool)

  • Waterproof clothing as second layer

  • Good hiking boots with hard sole and ankle support.

  • Your camera

Good to know:

- Meeting point is at the parking lot of Ice Cave Bistro restaurant in Vík. Be there 20 minutes before departure time.

- Minimum age is 6 years old.

- We recommend you bring good hiking boots with hard sole and ankle support.


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Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Super Jeep from Vik
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