Katla Volcano Ice Caving & Glacier Hiking Tour with Transfer from Vik

Katla ice cave is located inside Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap.
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4 hours
June. - Mar.
Minimum age
12 years old


Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. This tour starts from Vik on Iceland’s immaculate South Coast before travelling towards one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes, Katla. These stunning ice 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 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 Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Katla is a beautiful volcano and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window. Keep your camera close for some great snaps of the incredible terrain on the way up.

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, headlamps, 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 or simply marvel at your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes in the glacier area. Our goal is always to hike and explore the glacier and 2 ice caves on this tour for the best experience possible.

Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for a fun drive to a private black sand beach few visitors get the pleasure of visiting. We prefer to stay away from the crowd and head off-the-beaten-path and will, therefore, take you to a private black sand beach. 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.

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Please note Katlatrack is the only local ice cave tour operator based in Vík.

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Guided super jeep tour
Helmet and crampons


Ice Caving

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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