The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík

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Reykjavík, Ísland
11 hours
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Minimum age:
10 years old

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 4x4 minibus to step into these majestic tunnels of blue, white and black ice.

Your guide will pick you up from your preselected pickup location in Reykjavík in a modified 4x4 minibus 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 colours, 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.

Your guide will bring a special light to enhance the experience and to give you a perfect light for a unique ice cave photo. 

On the way back to Reykjavík you will make a mandatory stop at the powerful Skógafoss.

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


English speaking guide
Glacier gear
Safety equipment


Ice Caving


South Coast

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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