Magical 3 Hour Private Ice Caving Tour over Katla Volcano

Magical 3 Hour Private Ice Caving Tour over Katla Volcano
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Vik, Iceland
4 hours
All year
Minimum age
8 years old


Witness the Katla ice cave without being surrounded by other guests by booking this private tour from Vik. Those eager to marvel over the interior of a glacier on a personalized experience will not want to miss this fantastic opportunity.

You’ll start this tour in the village of Vik, the southernmost settlement in the country and the centermost feature of the South Coast sightseeing route. Therefore, many travelers end up here as they seek out destinations such as the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. 

Your guides will greet you and help you board a super jeep. This impressive vehicle is designed to handle the terrain of the glaciers and is great fun to ride. Once your group is comfortable, you’ll set off for your destination up the slopes of Katla volcano. This peak has erupted over twenty times in the past millennium, making it one of Iceland’s most active, but it is closely monitored for your safety.

In clear weather, your ascent promises to be beautiful, with gorgeous views over the South Coast. Eventually, you will reach - and scale - the glacier’s ice, providing an even more thrilling experience.

Once you are at the cave mouth, you’ll dress in the safety gear provided and emerge from the vehicle. You’ll then follow your guide into the cave and feel your jaw drop at the outstanding beauty around you. The ice caves are amongst Iceland’s most striking, unusual, and mesmerizing features, with stunning lighting, vivid colors, fascinating textures, and unique features.

Furthermore, they are scarce, requiring specific conditions to form, making the experience even more special.

You are not rushed on this tour like you are on many others. You’ll have up to 90 minutes to explore. Your guide will show you a second cave if one is close, or else allow you to play on the surface of the ice cap for a unique glacier hike.

With this adventure complete, you’ll return to the vehicle. You’ll take a more scenic and dramatic ride back for the complete super jeep experience before being dropped off back in Vik to continue your day.

Embark on a private ice caving excursion from Vik for a personalized and unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

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


Glacier Hiking
Super Jeep
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing
Hat and gloves or mittens
Rain gear
Good hiking boots
Water bottle

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

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