Katla Ice Cave
Private Tour - Super Jeep from Vik
Visit this truly unique Ice Cave underneath Katla volcano. Witness the breathtaking combination of fire and ice inside one of the rarest natural phenomenon.
✓ Visit a natural ice cave ✓ Seljalandsfoss ✓ Skógafoss ✓ Reynisfjara ✓ Views of ice formations ✓ Super Jeep Ride
✓ Ride on a Super Jeep into the country ✓ Certified Glacier Guide ✓ Fun Glacier Walk ✓ Glacier Equipment if needed
Are you ready for the adventure?
After being picked up from Vík, we’ll take you on the road of “no man” that leads to the mysterious cave. The road is bumpy and the views are out-of-this-planet. You’ll feel like you are taking a sneaky peek into the highlands as you see yourself surrounded by mountains covered in moss.
The ice cave is located at Kötlujökull Glacier, which is an outlet of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. Underneath awaits the mighty Katla volcano, that names both the glacier and the ice cave. Visit the cave of Katla, accessible all year around.
Witness the formation of an Ice Cave, while you’ll learn all about glaciers, ice caves and the natural phenomena of ice calving. The view of the Ice Cave is truly spectacular. The color combination of the ice is hard to believe, prepare to be amazed!
About 4 hours
12 years old
✓ Ride on a Super Jeep into the country
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Fun Glacier Walk
✓ If needed, we offer ice cave equipment: helmet, ice axe, headlamp, and crampons
- Katla Ice Cave
- Hop in the Super Jeep and head out for the adventure
- Driving up to the Katla Ice Cave
- Explore the Ice Cave
- Head back with amazing memories
- Hiking boots – If needed Troll can provide hiking boots
- Warm clothing (first layer)
- Warm clothing (first layer)
- Waterproof clothing (second layer)
- Gloves to protect your hands
- 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 winter season. The ice cave we visit might have changed due to the dynamic nature of these formations.
• We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before the event.
Driving time to Vík from Reykjavík is around 2 hours and 30 minutes in good road conditions. If you arrive early, you can stay inside the restaurant which offers free parking and has restrooms.
Click on the map for the exact location and directions.
What should I wear for glacier 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. You have the option to rent hiking boots for our Katla Ice Cave Tour during the booking process for 1500isk per pair.
How difficult are glacier hikes?
Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about an hour up and down on slopes and uneven surface. Longer tours will be more challenging in endurance for some areas of the glacier. We also recommend you remember that we offer all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified glacier guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our glacier tours, feel free to email us.
If I am pregnant, can I join a glacier hike?
This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our glacier 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.