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Ice Cave by Katla Volcano Super Jeep from Vik

1. Ice Cave by Katla Volcano Super Jeep from Vik

From Vík, take a jeep ride to the natural ice cave at Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, situated below the Katla volcano. Equipped with crampons and a helmet, you’ll be ready to explore this natural phenomenon. Wander through the cave and marvel at spectacular color combinations of blue, gray and black, as your guide tells you about the glacier and the ice cave’s formation.

Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

2. Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

Go on a glacier snowmobiling ride on the majestic Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, an ice cap to the north of Vik, while enjoying panoramic views of the South Coast. Begin your tour at the Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp. Meet your guide and get dressed up in an insulated cover-all. Then, step aboard the glacier truck, specially modified to climb the steep mountain road leading up to the edge of the glacier. Once you reach the snowmobiles, get a briefing from the guide on how to safely operate the gear, before starting the ride. Be safely led through the crevassed ice field of Mýrdalsjökull. Upon making it to the top of the ice cap, step off the snowmobiles to admire the amazing views of Iceland's South Coast. Below your feet rests the giant Katla Volcano, hidden beneath the ice cap. After an hour-long ride, head back to the Base Camp. Make sure not to forget your camera to savor the sheer magnitude of the glacier.

South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

3. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing on how to operate the ATVs. When everyone is ready, it's take-off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Cross this desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands in 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness views of the surrounding area. From the beach, see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Looking inland, you can see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, your adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

4. Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

Your guide will pick you up in Reykjavik or Vik and you’ll soon experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast. Along the way you will visit the small town of Vík, there you will jump on a Super Jeep and take a turn onto a rural road. Stop at Kötlujökull Glacier, where you’ll find a stunning ice cave to explore. Admire the interior of the magnificent ice cave with an experienced guide. Head back to the minivan for the return drive to Reykjavik or Vik. On the way back you'll stop to take in the popular Skógafoss waterfall.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

5. From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

Marvel at the dramatic south of Iceland and its coastline on a guided day trip from Reykjavik. This excursion to Iceland’s stunning South Coast is ideal for nature lovers. The drive will take you through one of the country's most scenic regions, traveling as far as Vík. Enjoy a drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt. See the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations. Explore the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and take a walk behind it. You’ll also visit the Skógafoss Waterfall. Continue to the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the active Katla volcano is located under the icecap.

Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

6. Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Enjoy a hike thorugh the dramatic landcapes of the Icelandic wilderness on this guided walk from Skógar to the Thorsmork valley. Hike along Fimmvörðuháls pass and see the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Meet your guide at the picturesque Skógar waterfall and begin your hiking tour through the Icelandic Highlands. Pass thorugh the waterfall way trail where you come across a series of 26 uniquely beautiful waterfalls.  Stroll between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to lunar-like lava fields. See evidence of past geological activity at the volcanic craters of Magni and Móði which were formed in the famous 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Reach the highest section of the trail and walk down into the Thorsmork valley. As you walk down, marvel at breathtaking views of the highland mountains and Thorsmork valley's birch forests. End your tour with a bus transfer from Thorsmork back to Skógar.

Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

7. Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

Take a trip with a private guide and vehicle to the South Coast of Iceland with its many natural wonders to enjoy. You will drive through lava fields and past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall, the Solheimajokull glacier, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs, and stunning sea stacks. On the road, enjoy a nice view of Hekla volcano, Iceland's most active volcano, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier which erupted in 2010. Get a stunning view of Mýrdallsjökull, known as one of Iceland's largest glaciers.

From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

8. From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

Leave Reykjavik to discover the frozen wilderness of Iceland. Take a scenic drive to the coastal village of Vik, before going off-road in a jeep modified for icy conditions. Arrive at Katla glacier and walk across frozen water to venture into the ice caves. Venture south from Reykjavik to the coast of Iceland. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery as you drive, encountering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and breathtaking mountain backdrops. Catch a glimpse of Kekla in the distance, Iceland’s most active volcano. Visit the coastal village of Vik, hopefully not connected to any living Vikings, and get ready for the adventure to begin. Jump into your modified super jeep, capable of driving through anything. Experience the thrill of off-road travel to reach Katla glacier. Arrive in the wondrous icy wilderness and gear up to delve into the ice caves. Walk across the frozen water with provided crampons and find yourself beneath Katla glacier. Marvel at the way the light filters through the caves. 

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What people are saying about Mýrdalsjökull

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 538 reviews

The tour was excellent. We enjoyed every aspect. The pick up from the bus stop was on time and easy. Our guide was ‘Ciggy’ and we was very professional and funny and kept us entertained on the long drive to Katla. Upon arrival to Katla we transferred to the jeep and our guide was ‘Hawk’ (Steve). The drive in the keep was great fun and when we arrived to the glacier Hawk gave us a briefing and we donned the crampons. My mum is 70 and was unsure on the ice at one point. Hawk was incredibly kind and helpful to escort my mum into the ice cave and also back down off the glacier. He provided an outstanding service and made the holiday very memorable. I can thoroughly recommend the tour.

Incredibly fun experience! Everyone was very welcoming right from the moment we arrived. Easy to find location as well. Our guide gave easy and clear instructions so we both (driver and passenger) felt absolutely confident and safe. Information about the glacier was shared at one stop and it was very interesting. We were able to take photos as well. Highly recommend this tour and this company!

Amazing, we did a few tours in Iceland and we really loved this one. The glacier is just incredible. Lovely guides and super keep is fun :) thank you! Highly recommend

Great experience, great guide. Guide drove several hundred meters after a lost glove. Nice with the good overalls, which were inclusive. An unforgettable experience!

Great views, great, communicative guide. If someone is wondering whether it is worth it, there is nothing to do. Must see on Iceland.