Katla Volcano Ice Cave

Day Tour    

Jump into a Super Jeep and explore the mighty Dragon Glass caves of ash and ice. To get there, you’ll take a ride into the highlands on our 4×4 Super Jeep as you admire the majestic mountains and fields of moss.

Price from 19,900 ISK
Price from 142 EUR
Duration

Duration

4 hours

Highlights

Highlights

✓ Visit a natural Ice Cave
✓ Views of ice formations
✓ Super Jeep ride
✓ Small Group

Included

Included

✓ Ride on a 4×4 Super Jeep
✓ Guided Ice Cave Tour
✓ All Necessary Equipment
✓ English Speaking Certified Glacier Guide

Tour Description

Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour is a unique place highlighted by ice and fire at the foot of the mighty Katla volcano.

Highlights: 

✓  A Super Jeep drive into a magnificent canyon
✓  Panoramic views during the off-road journey towards Katla Volcano Ice Cave
✓  Off the beaten path
✓  Away from the crowds
✓  Real Game of Thrones Dragon-Glass
✓  Volcanic glacier ice mixed with lava from Katla
✓  One of the best kept secrets in Iceland
✓  A tour only accessible with modified jeeps
✓  Stunning ice formations
✓  Guide will take photos of you (if requested)

 

The tour begins at the Soup Company in Vík í Mýrdal, where you will find our experienced glacier guide and a modified super-jeep at our meeting point. At the beginning of the tour your guide will talk you through your upcoming adventure before you climb aboard an off-road monster truck that will navigate you through rough, frozen terrain towards the edges of the legendary Katla Volcano and the massive icecap which resides above it.

As you absorb the sweeping views of the mountains, glaciers and black volcanic deserts of the Mýrdalssandur flood plains, your guide will share with you the fascinating stories, tales and extraordinary geology that are connected to this beautiful area in the South of Iceland.

After the adventurous drive up to the highlands, you will get off the Super Jeep near the edge of the glacier. You will be given a helmet with a headlamp and crampons to wear whilst hiking. Your qualified glacier guide will inform you on how to use the gear and how to stay safe and secure during this adventure that takes us through multiple caves in the volcanic glacier outlets of Mýrdalsjökull glacier that is inaccessible for the typical tourist.

Katla is a name that will put shivers down any Icelanders spine. She is one of Iceland’s most feared and devastating volcanoes. Having been dormant for over 100 years to this day, we want to take you up to her roots for an unforgettable adventure, playing in the fire and ice and seeing the picturesque landscapes that have been formed and shaped by the might and power from the previous Katla eruptions.

This tour is for travellers who want to experience something extraordinary and truly unique. If you want to venture off the beaten path and away from the crowds Katla Volcano Ice Cave is the right tour for you!

General Information

Available

All year

Departures

• 09:30
• 14:00
• 18:00 (until Sept 9th)

Difficulty

Easy to moderate

Included

✓ Pick up from Vik
✓ Ride on a 4×4 Super Jeep up to the glacier
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group
✓ If needed, we offer ice cave equipment: helmet, ice axe, headlamp, and crampons

What you need to bring

• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent on booking)
• Gloves and hat
• Joy and happiness!

Good to know

• Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry, leaving you cold.
• Ice caves are a dynamic ever-changing natural phenomenon. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. The photos on our website and social medias are from this winter season, but the ice cave we visit might have changed due to the dynamic nature of these formations.

Cancellation policy

All day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price.
In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible, or provide a full refund.

Meeting Point

We highly recommend that you arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed or refunded.

The meeting point for this tour is inside The Soup Company Restaurant (Víkurbraut 5) in Vík. Your guide will be waiting for you by our Super Jeep, with a sign of this tour.

Driving time to Vík from Reykjavík is around 2 hours 30 minutes in good road conditions.

Víkurbraut 5 870, Vik, Iceland

Meeting Point