Katla Ice Cave

Day Tour from Reykjavik

You are not joining a regular tour but an adventure with endless possibilities and envy-worthy photo-ops. From the magnificent Natural Ice Cave in Kötlujökull, the photographer magnet Seljalandsfoss waterfall, to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Price from 27,900 ISK
Price from 189 EUR
Price from 224 USD
Price from 281 CAD
Price from 163 GBP
Price from 1,475 RMB
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Duration

12 hours

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Highlights

✓ Visit a natural ice cave ✓ Seljalandsfoss ✓ Skógafoss ✓ Reynisfjara ✓ Views of ice formations ✓ Super Jeep Ride

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Included

✓ WiFi and Icelandic Music on board ✓ Pick Up & Drop Off ✓ Professional and fun English speaking guide ✓ Super Jeep Ride ✓ Small group experience

Are you ready for the adventure?

Tour Description

 

Join this expedition to explore the South Coast & go Ice Caving.
You are not joining a regular tour but an adventure with endless possibilities and envy-worthy photo-ops. From the magnificent Sólheimajökull Glacier, the photographer magnet Seljalandsfoss waterfall, to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Oceans at the Reynisfjara black sand beach, you are guaranteed to enjoy more than what meets the eye as our guides are fun and creative.

The view of the Ice Cave is truly spectacular. The color combination of the ice is hard to believe, prepare to be amazed! The Katla Ice Cave is truly unique with its amazing black ice and blue ice features. The ice cave is located in Kötlujökull Glacier which is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. Underneath the glacier waits the mighty volcano Katla, that names both the glacier and the ice cave.

We have also arranged the itinerary in a sequence that will help you avoid the main crowd, so hopefully, we can keep the natural beauties more to ourselves. In this minibus (max 12 person) trip, you will be accompanied by experienced guides and a small group of other adventure-seeking travelers who wisely say no to a boring coach bus.
Ask us as many questions as you like and you will be rewarded with interesting and sometimes weird knowledge about this Nordic island and its quirky people.

During the height winter, you will witness chasing the daylight in Iceland. The soft light casts a natural filter no Instagram or any app can parallel.


General Information

Available

All year

Pick-Up Time

08:00 am

Duration

About 12 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

12

Minimum Age

12 years old

Included

Professional English speaking guide
Pick Up & Drop Off
Super Jeep Ride
Ice Cave visit

Highlights
  • Katla Ice Cave
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Reynisfjara
  • Gljúfrabúi
  • Sólheimasandur
  • Þjórsá
  • Hveragerði
What do I need to bring?
  • Warm clothes (first layer)
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent on booking)
  • 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. We visit a naturally formed ice cave. 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
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • 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.

Map

When we arrive in Vík, you will hop on one of our Super Jeeps for the actual Ice Cave Adventure. 

FAQ

How does pick up work?

We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.

What is a day tour?

A day tour is a tour that includes guided sightseeing and activities for one day.

Why should I book a day tour?

All our day tours are in a minibus and offer small group experience. These tours also drive further into in the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore Iceland in-depth.

What should I wear for volcano tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

Do I need hiking boots?

We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to have hard on the sole and be tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them available for rent in all sizes while booking for ISK 1,500 per pair with cash or card.

How difficult are volcano hikes?

Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about 2 hours up and 2 hours back down on slopes and uneven surface. We have all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our volcano tours, feel free to email us.

If I am pregnant, can I join a volcano hike?

This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our volcano hikes and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.