Explore an ice cave without traveling to southeast Iceland in midwinter with this fantastic excursion into the glacier above Katla volcano. Any self-driving traveler eager to see one of the country’s greatest wonders on a unique adventure should book this excursion.
You will meet your ice-caving guides at the village of Vik on the South Coast; for any sightseers from Reykjavik or Ring Road travelers, this is a popular spot due to its proximity to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and the Reynisfjara black sand beach. They will then help you board a super jeep, drive you out of the settlement, and take you up the slopes of the dramatic volcano of Katla.
Though one of the country’s most active peaks, you can enjoy this tour without worry, as it is closely monitored.
Once you have reached your destination at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, you’ll be equipped with helmets, flashlights, ice axes, and crampons to help you cross the frozen terrain of the glacier and safely navigate its hidden tunnels.
The world atop an ice cap is breathtaking, with gleaming white snow and countless hidden gems such as crevasses and ridges. The views also promise to be spectacular in clear weather. You will hike across Myrdalsjokull for a short distance before finding the remote entrance to your ice cave.
Once you enter, you’ll have your breath taken by the hidden corridors and tunnels, the shapes in the ice, and the way that the light penetrates the translucent walls. Your guide will show you the most magnificent twists and turns, explain the forces going on here, and provide you with plenty of photo opportunities for you to capture your memories here.
Once your exploration is complete, you’ll return the super jeep for a stunning journey back to Vik; as this tour is only half a day, you can continue your sightseeing or embark on another adventure.
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