Ice Cave Adventure under Katla Volcano, from Vik
Duration: 3 hours Medium Super Jeep Adventure
Why we love this tour
Step deep inside a glacier and admire mighty caves of ash and ice. Witness the natural phenomenon of these massive ice caves as you wander underneath the mighty Kotla volcano.
- Experience a rare natural wonder up close
- Explore the ice and ash walls of the Kotlujokull glacier
- Hike under the Katla volcano, one of the largest in Iceland
- Touch the blue and black walls of the ice cave
It's not every day you can explore caves, a glacier, and a volcano all in one. Hop into a Super Jeep, put on your crampons, and enter the mighty Myrdalsjokull Glacier. In this off-the-beaten-path tour to a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano, you’ll admire the surroundings and glaciers the South Coast of Iceland is so famous for and then enter inside.
After meeting your guide in the southern town of Vík, you climb aboard a Super Jeep to take a ride on a rugged road through the green hilly landscape. When you arrive at the cave, located under the Kotlujokull glacier, you immediately notice the volcanic features. Jagged peaks of black volcanic ash towers above you. Among this dark hillside is the entrance to the cave.
Put on your gear from the guide and step inside. The views all around the Ice Cave are nothing short of spectacular. With an artful combination of the colors, marvel the dark black ice mix intricately with the blue ice. Underneath this glacier, there's also a mighty active volcano. The Katla volcano's previous eruptions have given the cave it's dark ashy touch.
Ice caves are not common in the world, so you can explore a real natural phenomenon.
Enter Iceland's frozen wonderland and become mesmerized by the maze of icy paths. The caves hiding under the Katla volcano are truly a new level of glacier exploration.
Need to know before you go
Tours run every day at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. all year round.
Minimum age to participate is 8 years.
Guides take a maximum of 14 people per group.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
Driving time to meeting point is about 2.5 hours from Reykjavik.
What to bring? Warm clothes (outer layer), a waterproof outer layer, gloves, a hat, hiking boots, and water.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Latitude: 40.721107 Longitude: 29.82046
Ice Cave Bistro, Vik
Meet the guide at the car marked Troll Expeditions
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this provider
14 Aug 2019
We didn’t know what to expect. This tour was worth it. We learned a good amount about the glaciers and, sadly, about how they are disappearing. The hiking was easy and the views were fabulous.
2 Jan 2019
It was the most fantastic time in Iceland. I would like to recommend this activites to others. Thank you very much.
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