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Katla Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour From Vik in South Iceland

Katla Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour From Vik in South Iceland

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Vík
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

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.

You will take a fun glacier walk over the glacier with your certified and experienced glacier guide before reaching the cave itself. 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. 

Included

Pick up from the Meeting point in Vík i Myrdal
Certified Glacier Guide
All Ice Caving Equipment: Crampons and Helmet
Super Jeep Ride Into the Country
Free Parking

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Caving
Hiking
Super Jeep
Ice Caving

Attractions

Katla
Mýrdalsjökull
Vík í Mýrdal
South Coast

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 inside the restaurant of the Icelandic Lava Show in Vík where there are tables reserved. Be there 20 minutes before departure time.

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

- Minimum age is 8 years

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