Adventure

From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 164.48 per person

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Travel the south coast of the Land of Fire and Ice on a full-day guided tour from Vik or Reykjavik. Explore a magical ice cave and smaller hidden trails with round-trip transportation in a Jeep.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is only available from the hotels listed at check-out. Due to traffic restrictions, pickup is not available from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pickup location is not on the map please select the closest pickup point to your accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast
  • Explore a natural ice cave at Kötlujökull Glacier
  • Enjoy the views over the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap
Full description

Discover southern Iceland’s unique ice caves on a guided tour from Vik or Reykavik. Experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast.

 

Jump on a Super Jeep and head down a rural road. Approach incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping sights as you make your way to your first stop.

Arrive at Myrdalsjokull Glacier and hike across it to reach Kötlujökull Glacier with provided crampons. Explore the frigid blue and black ice cave and admire its interior with your experienced guide.

Head back to the minivan for the return drive to Vik or Reykavik.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guide
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet by the entrance at the back of the Ice Cave Bistro/Restaurant in Vik. Your guide will be holding an 'Arctic Adventures' sign or standing by a super jeep marked with an Arctic Adventures sign in the window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to participate is 6 years old
  • The best available naturally formed ice cave will be visited during this tour. It is chosen based on conditions and safety
  • The caves are in constant change so they might look different from what you see in the picture
  • The tour duration is approximately 11 hours from Reykjavik, and 3 hours from Vik
  • Be sure to wear warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 248 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Amazing tour , Everything was fantastic it’s a tour that everyone needs to do , the guide was good and funny . The ice caves was absolutely amazing you can’t miss that . We had fun with the monster tracks . They give you a lot of free time to explore up the hill that after you go down sliding , you have a lot of time for plenty of photos not pressure at all from the guys and the explain everything. Very friendly guys !! Don’t miss out

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January 18, 2023

It was great! Jon was our guide and he is humorous. On the way to the ice cave, he shared some history about Vik. He also recommend us to drive to a nearby island. The ice cave experience was superb and the pace of the hiking was relax and enjoyable.

December 16, 2022

This tour really blew me away. I wasn't expecting much because I wanted to be on the safe side and book a more tame tour. Little did I know how amazing walking on the glacier would be! We were driven out to the glacier in a special van (which was kind of old and uncomfortably cramped) where we then put on our helmets (my helmet smelled so bad..hope they can clean those better) and crampons. We walked on the glacier over to the ice cave and it was incredible to see. It was easy for everyone to do but still got to experience a bit of climbing and walking across little bridges in the cave! Unfortunately our driver was running late in the morning so we had to rush our stop at Skogafoss and the rest stops. We did get to see Seljalandsfoss on the way back right before it got dark, so it was perfect timing there! I would highly recommend this for all ages, you will be so amazed with the ice caves!

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December 10, 2022

Product ID: 135519