Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

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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.
Katla ice cave can look like a scene from Game of Thrones.
Katla's ice caves are much more impressive within than they may seem.
Based on 15 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 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,

You meet us at the departure location.
The local N1 gas station in Vík.
  • 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.


Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 15

Excellent tour, highly recommended. Very good guide, incredible terrain. Just plain fun.

We had a wonderful experience. First off when there was an issue with booking ( mistake on my end) they had no problem changing the booking even though it was within 24 hours. Then we had an awesome guide, "Thor" who was very enthusiastic and willing to answer any of our questions.

5 out of 5 stars, would reccomend to anyone traveling to Iceland. Bessi was our amazing tour guide, and he was extremely knowledgeable and patiently answered all our questions about polar bears and lava. His respect and awe for the glacier was infectious. We had an amazing time! Thanks again!

This was so much fun! Bessi was our tour guide, and the man is HILARIOUS. Loved it. He took us through the glacier and gave us shots of Brennivin mixed with glacier that he ice-picked off for us. The glacier cave was ethereal and just mindblowing. After the tour he took us to the black sand beaches and it was snow-storming and it seemed that beach extended forever on each side. It was magical. I loved this tour and it was one of the highlights of our adventure in Iceland.

We had an amazing experience and our guide was informative and entertaining!

We loved this tour! The guide told us a lot of funny and interesting stories about the glacier, the area and the rest of Iceland. The glacier keeps changing so the tour will never be the same twice - for instance, we saw a waterfall inside an ice cave, which was expected to be gone again in the next few days - But I'm sure each day will we very interesting and tons of fun!

This tour was the best part of my vacation in Iceland. Bessie, the tour guide, was really engaging and made it a ton of fun.

Best Iceland experience!! Awesome and gorgeous sights from the top of the glacier, hiking up there passing through the ice tunnel... It just make you astonished, no words couldn't be said. Its absolutely a must!

We had a lot of fun on this tour. It was an off-roading adventure. Our guide was so funny. Unfortunately it had been raining a lot the past few days, so the ice cave had mostly melted. It was still neat to see as you won't see one anywhere else in the summer. The tour had a number of other experiences which made it fun. It was definitely the most adventurous tour we went on out of all of the other ones around the country. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour so that was good too.

Didn't see the ice cave shown in the pictures but some small cave under the glacier, anyway it was a nice tour and our guide David told us a lot about the area and Iceland.

Out of the 9 days I spent in Iceland, this was easily the highlight. Our guide (who we called Thor for short), took us to places rarely explored by others. Each destination was spectacular in different ways, and I can't remember a time in my life when I've had a nicer, funnier, more knowledgeable guide. Thanks, Thor. You made Iceland an unforgettable experience.

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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