Private 11 Hour Ice Caving Tour to Katla with South Coast Waterfalls from Reykjavik

Katla's ice cave is layered with volcanic ash.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age
8 years old


Embark on a thrilling, private excursion from Reykjavik to marvel over South Coast waterfalls and explore an ice cave on top of a volcano! Those eager to make fantastic memories with just their traveling group will find this to be the perfect Icelandic adventure. 

Your day begins when you are picked up from the capital by a friendly local guide. You will not have to wait around to pick up any extra guests as this adventure is personal for you and your companions. You’ll set out into the beautiful nature of South Iceland and have the chance to witness volcanic landscapes, black sand shores, distant islands, and sparkling glaciers in clear weather.

Even if the visibility is poor, you can stay entertained thanks to your guide’s stories and the free WiFi on the minibus.

You will make your first proper stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui. Seljalandsfoss is one of the most popular features in the country due to the vast cavern behind it, which allows travelers to encircle it in clear weather. Gljufrabui is hidden in s cliffside canyon nearby and overlooked by most travelers despite its fairytale-like appearance.

You’ll then head to another waterfall, Skogafoss. Though barely taller than Seljalandsfoss (both stand at around 60 meters), it is far more powerful, thundering with enormous force to the earth. Not only is this a beautiful natural feature, but it is renowned for its fascinating folklore due to the legend of a hidden treasure chest behind it.

Finally, you’ll get to the base of Katla volcano, where your ice-caving adventure will begin. Katla is one of Iceland’s most active peaks, having gone off over 20 times since settlement, and is capped by the glacier of Myrdalsjokull.

You will be dressed in all necessary gear and briefed on safety before being led onto the gleaming white slopes. Your guide will escort you to the entrance of the ice caves and reveal to you a world of breathtaking beauty as they allow you to enter.

Vivid colors, unreal textures, unusual formations, and spectacular lighting effects will be on full display. You’ll learn all about how these features form - and how rare they are because of the conditions required for them to exist - as you explore the depths. You will have plenty of time for photographs to enshrine your memories here.

After an unforgettable exploration, your guide will return you to the van to escort you back to Reykjavik. On your return journey, feel free to ask as many questions about the landscapes, local culture, or life in Iceland as you like.

Book this private excursion for a sightseeing and ice-caving adventure along Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.


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Helmets, crampons and harness are included in the price.WiFi on board


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What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing
Hat and gloves or mittens
Rain gear

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This tour is not for children under the age of 10.

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