Guided tour

Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

4.4 / 5

90 reviews

Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

From US$ 151.61 per person

Travel the south coast of the Land of Fire and Ice by Super Jeep on a full-day guided tour. Explore a magical ice cave and smaller hidden trails.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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
Pick-up is offered at authorized locations. Please note that pickup starts at the start time indicated and can take up to 30 minutes to arrive.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast by Super Jeep
  • Explore a natural ice cave at Kötlujökull Glacier
  • Enjoy the views over the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap
Full description
Your guide will pick you up in Reykjavik or Vik in a Super Jeep 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 and then take a turn onto a rural road only accessible by Super Jeep. 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 Super Jeep for the return drive to Reykjavik or Vik. On the way back you'll stop to take in the popular Skógafoss waterfall.
Includes
  • Pick-up in Reykjavik or Vik
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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 tour duration is approximately 11 hours
  • Be sure to wear warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It happened to be a cloudy and somewhat rainy day, but this trip was still worth it. The car ride to Vik was pretty long, and from there you are picked up by a van that can drive through the fields toward Katla. It’s another long ride, probably about 40 minutes but it is still an experience. Once we got to Katla, you walk about less than 10 minutes in to get a closer look. *NOTE* You do not actually go IN the cave for a walking tour. You do step inside briefly (about 20 feet distance maybe even less) to take a photo but by groups. This is at an opening to the cave but again, you do not go all the way inside (not like the pictures in the advertisement show). Either way, you continue your journey along the field and the scenery is beautiful. It is still breathtaking!!!! One of my favorite parts of my trip to Iceland so far! The waterfall stops are also beautiful.

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October 14, 2021

Came on-time and the guide for the day (Vjeran) was extremely helpful. He answered a lot of questions and really good-natured. For one of the waterfalls - he laid on the ground to get the best picture of my husband and I..this one was our favorite from the trip. In difficult areas to walk up to - he lent a hand and to make sure people were ok and safe. Would highly recommend. Thank you, Vjeran! :)

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October 11, 2021

I did not know what to expect from this experience, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself: I liked the fact that we not only did this activity but bookended the day with a visit to both Skogafoss waterfall (MY FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH) and Seljandsfoss waterfall. Those were some nice surprises (I didn't know those stops were a part of the package!). I always rent a car when I'm in Iceland but I did enjoy being driven around for a day (was a nice break). The van was super comfortable and I met some lovely people - one of whom I will probably be traveling back to Iceland with next year (I'm from Canada, she's from Germany)! I suggest bringing hiking boots for this adventure - crampons are good for most any shoe but you are on a glacier for part of this experience and so it's better to have the stability of a good boot than not.

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September 15, 2021

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