Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík
The Katla, or Mýrdalsjökull, ice caves.
Ice caves change constantly, including those on Katla.
Katla's ice caves look like they have been carved by hand.
A plunging entrance to the Katla Ice Cave.
It is important to note that the Katla ice caves are not crystal ice caves.
Katla ice cave's entrances can block up with snow, but your guide should be able to dig a way in.
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Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. These stunning formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by.

You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík from 11:00 AM at winter time and 10:00 AM at summer time, at the local N1 gas station. The Super Jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip.

From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

Katla is a beautiful volcano, and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window.

Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle, and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice. 

When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty.

Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures, and simply marvel over your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in and around the ice cave. 

Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for the drive back to Vík. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey.

Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Vík í Mýrdal, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00, 11:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Find the wooden cabin on the right site of the N1 gas station. You will find our super jeeps next to the cabins.
Included:
  • 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.



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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík
 
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