Adventure

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
Adventure

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 180.01 per person

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See Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and explore the unique ice cave below Katla Volcano on this guided jeep trip from Vik.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the natural light show in the Katla ice cave
  • Take in views of the Katla volcano as you hike across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
  • Uncover the secrets of how the Kötlujökull glacier and Katla ice cave formed
  • Explore with ease using high-quality and well-maintained ice cave equipment
  • Travel through rugged Icelandic mountains wilderness aboard a comfortable Jeep
Full description

Explore a natural ice cave on this guided trip from Vik. Board a jeep in Vík and go off the beaten track into the Icelandic wilderness. Geared up in safety equipment, journey through a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers toward the Katla Ice Cave.

From Vík, jump into a jeep and step into the mighty glaciers and ice caves of South Iceland. Strap on your crampons and helmets to explore this natural phenomenon. Walk across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, situated below the Katla volcano. Wander through the cave and marvel at spectacular color combinations of blue, gray and black, as your guide tells you about the Kötlujökull glacier and the Katla ice cave’s formation.

Includes
  • Jeep ride
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier walk
  • Entrance to the ice cave
  • All necessary ice cave equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with claustrophobia

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Icelandic Lava Show.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people who are afraid of the dark or have claustrophobia
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 521 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.1/5

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    We went at a time when things were really beginning to melt and parts of the cave were unsafe to go in - our tour guide took his time making sure it was safe enough to enter, and he and the other guides really helped us to get through. It was a little scary! It was definitely different (when we went in late Feb) than we had expected, but that was because of all the melting. We had to go in and come out of the cave pretty quickly. It was dark and slippery and felt a little sketchy but we survived. It was an experience for sure!

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    March 27, 2023

    One of the most amazing tours I've ever experienced. Aside from the spectacular ice cave, the awe of the snow covered landscape, and the amazing hike over the glacier to the cave, our tour guide, Hawk was beyond exceptional. His knowledge of the area, ability to monitor each of us to ensure our safety and humorous personality made for an outstanding experience. Hawk quickly noticed one woman in our group having difficulty walking due to a bad knee, and he never left her side, while continuing to guide the rest of us in the group. He assisted her throughout the cave and wouldn't let her quit when she thought that might be a better option. Having Hawk by her side clearly allowed her to enjoy the adventure and we were all impressed by his compassion. There was also another guide, Thor with another group, same company, who also jumped in and guided us. As I was lagging behind (taking photos), Thor remained with me and pointed out things I would have never noticed! Just a WOW experience!

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    March 27, 2023

    We had some extra adventure included in our tour due to some technical issues with the van that was driving us to the cave however it was still an unforgettable experience and one to always remember. The guide did his utmost to get us out of the mountains safely.

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 166262