The Secret Ice Cave

Black sands near Mýrdalsjökull glacier where you can find an authentic ice cave
The view of black sands from inside an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast
Spectacular blue colours inside of an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast
Amazing ice formations inside an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast
The blue and white ice inside the ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull has been blackened by ash from past volcanic eruptions
On an ice cave tour from Vík, you'll visit an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast

Join this small-group day tour to explore the hidden ice caves of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On this tour, you will go off the beaten track on a modified super-jeep to step into these majestic tunnels of blue, white and black ice.

You can either choose to be picked up at your hotel or accommodation in Reykjavík or to meet your guide in the village of Vík. Once in Vík, you will board a large, custom vehicle known as a super-jeep which is specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain near the glacier.

Before you arrive at the ice caves, you will travel through the black sands of Mýrdalssandur, a result of the many explosive eruptions of Katla volcano, the last one happened in 1918. The black sands create a stark contrast with the mossy green mountains of the region. When you reach your destination, you will face a massive wall of ice. Some have described this encounter like going to Game of Thrones’ Wall of the North.

Before you go exploring the ice caves, your guide will teach you how to use the glacier gear and give you a safety orientation. Then it's time to go into the glacier. You will get plenty of time to marvel at the unique colors, deep-blue ice mixed with pitch-black volcanic ash. Your guide will educate you about the formation of these wonders of nature and show you around the caves.

After spending approximately 1,5 hours at the caves, you head toward the black sand beach next to Hjörleifshöfði mountain, where you will get panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and a chance to explore historical Viking caves.

Those who are coming from Reykjavík will enjoy one last stop at the Seljalandsfoss falls before returning to the city.

Don't hesitate! Book now to secure your spot on this unique tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - May.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Mýrdalsjökull, Hjörleifshöfði, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 11:00

Departure from Reykjavík is at 9:00 am. Pick up between 8:30 - 8:50. 

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.

  • Transport from Vík to the glacier

  • English speaking guide

  • Glacier gear

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Transport from Reykjavík (can be added during booking)

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

Good to know:

Please note that ice caves are natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on the weather. Your safety is our priority so sometimes our tours may be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits.

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