Katla Ice Cave Tour - Departure From Vík

Based on 2 traveller reviews

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 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: May
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Vík i Mýrdal, Vík
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:00

Departure location:
The local N1 gas station in Vík.
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.



Reviews

This was hands down the most amazing experience and our favorite part of Iceland! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and very funny! He had our group laughing and smiling the whole time, and even included a bunch of surprises which we never would have expected! Not only was the ice cave spectacular, but the ride there in the really cool big wheeled SUV was a lot of fun! Our tour guide let us take our time and didn't rush us to make sure we got all the pictures we wanted (even taking some of our groups for us). I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone going to Iceland, it was truly an amazing experience!!

This was a phenomenal experience. Not only were the sights of the ice cave, the glacier and the landscape out of this world, but our tour guide was very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!

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