Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Reykjavik

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Guests entering the otherworldly Katla Ice Cave.
Dark skies above Katla's Ice Cave.
The textures in Katla Ice Cave are diverse and fascinating.
The effects of light on the ice is mesmerising in Katla Ice Cave.
An ice caving guide peaking his head out of Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Blue skies above Katla ice cave.
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Explore the magical world of an ice cave on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Starting in the capital city, this tour takes you to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull, which sits over one of the largest and most infamous volcanoes in Iceland, Katla.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík from 07:45 AM. The vehicle you will take to the glacier is an excellent super jeep, perfect for the icy, gravel tracks you will use to reach the cave. The vehicle's size means that this tour will always be comfortable and personalised, and you won’t be overwhelmed by other guests. 

The drive to Katla takes several hours but goes along Iceland's very scenic south coast. This region is famed for its rolling countryside, volcanic peaks, black sand coastline, and iconic waterfalls.

You will make a stop at Seljalandsfoss, is a stunning waterfall, plummeting off a concave cliff into a little stream that runs through grassy fields. There is a path that takes you all the way around the falling water, for some incredible, unique views.

Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, you put your helmet on, strap the crampons provided over your boots, and head over to the ice cave. These incredible formations are created by running meltwater carving a channel through the glacier, or geothermal heat beneath the ice opening a path into it.

Ice caves are renowned for their unreal beauty and rarity, so the opportunity to explore one is incredible. The contrast of the surrounding black lava and ash frozen in the glacier, against the blue and white ice, is breathtaking and will provide some incredible photo opportunities.

Depending on your preference, we will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in and around the ice cave. Once you have explored the cave enough to fully appreciate its beauty, you will return to your super jeep for a scenic drive back to Reykjavík.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla volcano, and the stunning ice caves. Hop on board for the adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jan. - Apr.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Guided Super Jeep tour

  • Helmet and crampons

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes, including hat and gloves

  • Sturdy boots

  • Camera (optional)

Good to know:

Ice caves require the right conditions and temperatures to form and remain stable. If these change, it can compromise the safety of the tour. The tour, therefore, can be cancelled with short notice.


An awesome tour. Very friendly and accomodating, a truly awesome experience on Iceland. I will strongly recommend this tour package.

One of the best things I've ever done. The tour to the Ice Cave in Katla was class! I'll definitely bring great memories with me. Super recommend it!

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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Reykjavik

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