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Katla Ice Cave Day Tour from Reykjavik

1 Day comfortable guided trip to visit Reynisfjara, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and add some adventure with the Katla Ice Cave tour!

LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration12 hours
TransportationMinibus tour: Pick up & Drop off included
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included
Food & DrinksNot Included

Overview

Embark on a journey through the enchanting South Coast of Iceland and venture onto one of the country's coolest glaciers in this epic 12-hour escapade!

Prepare to be swept away on a quest unlike any other as you delve into the wonders of the South Coast and the legendary Katla Ice Cave. This isn't your average tour; it's a magical odyssey brimming with opportunities for envy-inducing snapshots and unforgettable moments.

From the spellbinding Katla Ice Cave to the picture-perfect Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and the awe-inspiring might of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the Reynisfjara black sand beach, every stop promises to be more mesmerizing than the last. Our guides are not just guides; they're masters of fun and creativity, ensuring your adventure is as lively as it is memorable.

We've carefully crafted the itinerary to whisk you away from the crowds, allowing you to savor the natural splendors all to yourselves. On this cozy minibus ride, limited to just 13 adventurers, you'll bond with fellow thrill-seekers who prefer excitement over the mundane. Feel free to pepper us with questions along the way, and we'll regale you with fascinating tidbits about our Nordic paradise and its delightfully quirky inhabitants. Let the adventure begin!

Tour Description

At 8 am, your guide will pick you up from your chosen bus stop or hotel for your adventure day in Iceland. On the way to your first destination, you will pass by some beautiful mountains and a highly geothermal area. After leaving the Capital Region, you will make your way to the first stop of the tour – the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a powerful waterfall in the South of Iceland, with a dramatic 60-meter drop. This beautiful waterfall is one of the best-known and frequently visited places not only because it’s so close to Reykjavik, but also because of its unique structure – as the cliffs behind the waterfall have a wide cavern, allowing everyone to fully encircle the waterfall from behind.

Make sure to bring rainwear, as you have a high chance of getting wet from the drizzle.

Skógafoss Waterfall

Your next stop will be the majestic waterfall Skógafoss, which is 30 minutes away from Seljalandsfoss. 
Skógafoss – which means  “forest waterfall’ in Icelandic’, is one of Iceland’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls, with another dramatic 60-meter drop (197 feet), and one of few waterfalls that can be viewed from the top.

Skógafoss is frequently referred to as a “unique waterfall” because the waterfall comes directly from two glaciers nearby – Eyjafjallajökull & Mýrdalsjökull. Eventually, all this water ends in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The most special thing about this waterfall is the fact that you can climb to the top of the mountain from where the waterfall is coming down. On the side of the mountain, you will be greeted with 500 stairs, which will let you easily reach the top. From there, you will be able to see how the waterfall forms and will be greeted with a beautiful walking path into a magical canyon along the Skógá River on the top of the mountain.

The land near the waterfall is very flat, allowing everyone to get close to this beauty easily. The stairs are a bit more challenging.

After all the mystical waterfalls, you will go for some lunch.

Reynisfjara: the Black Sand Beach

The fun is just beginning because our next stop is Reynisfjara – also known as the Black Sand Beach. Black sand beaches form after numerous volcanic eruptions in the area, slowly eroding the lava over millions of years.

At this breathtaking place, you will also be welcomed by massive basalt columns. Basalt columns have a special shape because of the way the lava cools. It is very rare to find such long & solid basalt columns anywhere else in the world.

The photogenic Dýrhólaey cliffs are also very well seen in this area.
The south is also a paradise for bird lovers, like puffins, razorbills, and dozens of other species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.

Super jeep ride to Katla Ice Cave!

We will finish our day with the most exciting activity of the day – a visit to Katla Ice Cave.

From Vík í Mýrdal you will take a Super jeep to the beautiful ice cave.

The view inside the Ice Cave is truly spectacular; the combination of the colors of the ice, you will get the chance to see some amazing black ice as well as some blue ice features.
The Katla Ice Cave is truly unique. The ice cave is located in Kötlujökull Glacier, which is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. Underneath the glacier is the mighty volcano Katla, where both the glacier and the ice cave take their name from.

Back to Reykjavík

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8 pm, though this may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

Included (in the price)

Transport from Reykjavík

Adventure on our minibus

FREE
Wi-Fi

Internet access on board our minibus

FREE
Ice Cave

Ride on our Super jeep to the Ice Cave

FREE
Guide

English Speaking Guide

FREE
Small Group

Few people on every tour for maximum comfort

FREE

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Support Shoes

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Neck-warmer

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Highlights...

✓ Visit Katla Ice Cave

✓ Walk on a Black Sand Beach

✓ Visit the most famous waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss 

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