Information about Katla

Katla is an active volcano situated under the glacier Myrdalsjokull in South Iceland. It is one of Iceland's most well known volcanoes.

Katla's eruptions have produced many massive glacier bursts, with enormous amounts of water flowing, as the fire melts the ice. Its latest eruption was 1918. That eruption created the spit Kötlutangi, which is the mainland's southernmost tip.

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Katla volcano

Katla (meaning “Kettle”) is one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanos. Situated in south Iceland, Katla is partially buried un...

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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It is the country's fourth largest ice cap, covering nearly 600 ...

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South Iceland

South Iceland is the most popular part of the country and contains some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland, among them the Golden Ci...

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Þakgil

Photo from: Þakgil and Remundargil Canyons - Beautiful Hidden Gems in South-Iceland. Þakgil ('Roof Canyon') is a hidden cany...

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Sólheimajökull

Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and specta...

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Magni

  Magni is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Modi. The craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjalla...

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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010. T...

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Móði

  Modi is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Magni. These two craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjaf...

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Bláfjöll

  The Blue Mountains are a beautiful mountain range of the tuff type, located around 20 km from Reykjavik, by the lava plateau of Hellisheidi. T...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk (Thor's V...

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Reynisfjall

Reynisfjall is a tuff mountain on the South Coast of Iceland, which is 5 kilometres long, 800 metres (2625 ft) wide and 340 metres (1115 ft) tall at i...

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Laugavegur hiking trail

The Laugavegur is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. The scenery is breathtaking in its beauty and extremely varied, displaying example...

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Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon

Photo Credit: Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Borvan53. Markarfljótsgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland's southern Highlands, west of ...

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Sólheimasandur

Solheimasandur is a vast area of sand and gravel along the south coast of Iceland, between the cliffs of the interior and the modern shoreline. It was...

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Vík í Mýrdal

Vik in Myrdalur valley is the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland, located 186 km from the capital Reykjavik. Vik is important as a ...

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South Coast

The South Coast of Iceland is the country's most visited sightseeing route, along with the Golden Circle.  The famed South Coast shoreline...

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Stórasúla

Stórasúla is a distinctive, cone-shaped mountain found in the southern highlands of Iceland. The mountain has an elevation of 693 m (2...

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Kvernufoss

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Kvernufoss is a waterfall with a drop of 30 metres (98 feet) in South Iceland. Considered a h...

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Skogar Museum - Skógarsafn

Photo from the Skógar Museum Skógar Museum is a cultural heritage museum in south Iceland. Located near one of the most popular waterf...

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Skógar

Skogar, in South Iceland, is a popular destination for travelers. It has a population of about 20 people, features a regional museum and and is close ...

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Tours near Katla

Small Group South Iceland Glacier Hike, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach Tour

Do not miss this exploration of the South Coast, with an included glacier hike. This tour is......

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The 'Full Monty' Helicopter Tour

Visit the best of which South Iceland has to offer with this soaring helicopter tour; exploring......

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Essential Iceland Helicopter Tour | Golden Circle & Highlands

Witness the highlights of Iceland’s incredible landscapes in the most exciting way you can, with......

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The South Coast Day Trip | Waterfalls, Coastlines and Glaciers

Jump aboard, and explore the many diverse features that make the South Coast of Iceland famous.......

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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure From Vík

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave.......

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Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Reykjavik

Explore the magical world of an ice cave on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Starting in the......

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Horse Riding on a Beautiful Beach | Day Tour

Join this tour for a spectacular horseback ride along one of Iceland's iconic beaches. This......

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3 Day Private Tour | Golden Circle, South Coast and Glacial Lagoon

Get the essential Icelandic experience on this three-day private tour, visiting the famous......

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Under The Volcano | Super Jeep Tour from Vik

Explore the incredible world of Iceland's glaciers and volcanoes. On this tour, you'll have an......

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South Iceland & Snowmobile Adventure | Day Tour

Come along on a thrilling experience where you’ll go for a snowy ride on Mýrdalsjökull, an......

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South Coast | Fire & Ice - Glacier Hike, LAVA Volcano Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Find out first hand why Iceland is nicknamed the Land of Ice and Fire, with this exciting day on......

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Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking and South Coast Tour | Easy Difficulty

Climb upon Sólheimajokull glacier and witness the amazing South Coast of Iceland on this......

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South Coast Glaciers and Volcanoes | Super Jeep and Glacier Hiking

Visit the glaciers of South Iceland and hike on one of them with this thrilling super jeep......

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Exploring the Wilderness | 7-Day Hiking Tour of the Highlands

Join this 7-day hiking excursion to experience the extent of Iceland’s most celebrated volcanic......

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Volcanic Trails | Guided 9-Day Hiking Excursion in the Highlands

Come along on an extraordinary trekking tour of one of Iceland’s most amazing areas on this......

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Trek of the Trolls | 7-Day Hiking Adventure in the Highlands

Join this full-week hiking excursion in the Highlands to witness the wonders of the less......

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The Secret Ice Cave | Departure from Vik

Come along to experience the extraordinary beauty of an authentic Ice Cave with this super jeep......

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