Katla Ice Cave - Super Jeep from Vík | Tröll Expeditions

Katla Volcano Ice Cave

Embark on an off-road 40-minute ride on a Super-jeep to explore the majestic Katla Ice Cave covered by ashes from the Katla Volcano!

Duration3 Hours
TransportationSuper jeep from Meeting Point
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included
Food & DrinksNot Included


All year


Self-drive activity: meet your guide at our meeting point


Vik: our meeting point is at "Troll Expedition Katla Ice Cave"


Ice cave tour to explore the stunning Katla volcano ice cave.
Super-jeep ride from our meeting point to the glacier site.
Hiking on a black-sand desert towards the ice cave entrance.


You will discover ice cave formations, glaciers, and witness the results of the powerful Katla volcano previous eruptions


Easy: Expect some small bridges crossing and a 20 minutes hiking activity


3 hours


Make sure to follow our guide's safety instructions


Are you ready to turn into an adventurous "Ice-cave Explorer Troll" 🧌 ?
Come join our Tröll Expeditions team on an extraordinary journey to the majestic Katla Ice Cave.
This unique experience is perfect for those who are seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure away from the crowds and looking forward to being lost in the wild, breathtaking landscapes of Icelandic nature.
Our experienced glacier guides will lead you through the mysterious wilderness in a Super-jeep from Vik, sharing fascinating tales about the area, interesting facts related to the Katla volcano, and geological insights along the way. Safety is always our priority: our guides will provide you with helmets, headlamps, and crampons to ensure a smooth journey.
Witness the awe-inspiring combination of fire and ice as you explore the volcanic glacier outlets of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, a remote location inaccessible to most. With panoramic views, stunning ice formations and tunnels, and the chance to see real Game of Thrones Dragon-Glass, this tour is one of Iceland's best-kept secrets.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience at the foot of the powerful Katla Volcano.
Book your once-in-a-lifetime adventure: book the Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour today!


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Tour Description

Here, you can find a detailed step-by-step explanation of the tour and what to expect.

Your adventure to the Katla Ice Cave begins in Vik at our meeting point, "Troll Expeditions Katla Ice Cave".
Please make sure to be there 20 minutes prior to the departure time; if you are wondering where to park your car, there is a free parking lot at our meeting point, right outside of "The Soup Company" restaurant, the same place where you will see our 4x4 super jeeps marked with the "Troll Expeditions" logo. Our amazing guides will also be there, welcoming you and checking you in upon arrival: please make sure to have a copy of your voucher ready on your phone to make the process efficient and smooth.
If you need to rent any extras (such as waterproof clothing or hiking boots), or if you have already booked them in advance, this is the time for you to inform and remind your guide about it before it is too late!

When departure time has arrived, you will step on our Super jeep and take a seat with your fellow adventurous companions: make sure to fasten your seatbelt! Off we go for a bumpy ride into the outstanding wilderness!
The ride on the super jeep lasts about 40minutes: on the way, your guide will share with you interesting stories about the Katla volcano (located underneath the massive Myrdalsjökull icecap we will be exploring once inside the ice cave), its destructive eruptions and irreversible consequences, as well as tales and facts related to this fascinating and remote area in the South of Iceland.

Unfasten your seatbelt and jump off the super jeep: time for you to stamp your feet onto the black desert of ashes from the legendary Katla volcano eruptions! 
The hike towards the ice cave through the "black-sand desert" takes about 20 minutes: this is an easy hike on a quite even path; keep in mind that the sand is unstable, which makes the walk a bit slower and more demanding since your feet will be gently "digging" into it.
The views on the way are breathtaking: mossy green mountains rising impressively from the coal-black volcanic desert... blue glaciers scratched by layers of black ashes, testament of eruptions from other ages, standing majestically from afar... pearl-gray glacier rivers forking all over throughout the desert... You will feel like you landed on a different planet!

In the blink of an eye, you will finally be standing right in front of the most beautiful and remote natural ice cave in Iceland that has been discovered in the past decade: the Katla ice cave!
Take a few minutes break here and receive all the safety gear needed before accessing the ice cave: our guide will provide you with crampons, helmets, and a safety briefing in order for you to know how to proceed safely inside the cave. Please pay attention to your guide's advice, and remember that it is your responsibility to watch out and mind your steps when you visit the ice cave.

Gears are on, minds and souls blasted by excitement, eyes still full of expectations... hope you kept some space in your sight for more wonders, since the best of the tour is just about to come! Ready to access the majestic glacier ice cave?
To get inside the cave, you will at this point, stomp your feet on the glacier ice for the first time: we will start by ascending a tiny little slope. Nothing difficult you need to be worried about; your guide will ask you to get ready to walk in a line, so make sure to follow the guide's steps. Your sight will be delighted by the unique view of the Katla ice cave as you reach up the glacier hill: you will then be making your way through the cave, exploring its fascinating colors and shapes, crossing small bridges to get from one side to the other one... two eyes will probably not be enough to photograph in your mind all beauty of such magnificent scenic views! Your guide will give you the time needed for you to take pictures or take some for you if help is needed, or just the time you need to enjoy the natural sounds from glacier rivers in such a mind-blowing landscape.

Once the exploration has finished, we will start making our way back to the meeting point in Vik, where we will meet you upon arrival: your guide will guide you back to the super jeep (again about 15/20 minutes hike), the same way as you did on the way to the cave; you will have about 40 minutes-ride on the way back to Vik, relax, and allow your mind to assimilate and slowly go through all the mix of emotions and memories we Troll Expeditions team were able to create for you on this surreal adventure to the Katla volcano ice cave!

Included (in the price)

Ice Cave

Ride on our Super jeep to the Ice Cave


To ensure safety in case of a fall or any other incident


For making it possible to walk on ice


English Speaking Guide

Small Group

Few people on every tour for maximum comfort


Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

Rent a jacket to keep you dry

Waterproof Pants

Rent pants to keep you dry

Beanie and Gloves

Buy our Troll Beanie and Gloves to feel part of our winter Trolls and keep you warm in the Icelandic cold


Buy our Troll Neck-warmer to feel part of our winter Trolls and and protect your face from cold wind

Summer Cap

Buy our Troll Summer-Cap to feel part of our summer Trolls and protect yourself from the sun


✓ A Super jeep drive into a magnificent canyon and ice cave

✓ 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)

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