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From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

1. From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

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. Hike 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.

From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

2. 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 Katla Ice Cave

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 232 reviews

We had a wonderful experience on this tour, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone! The ice cave was pretty amazing, but the highlight for me was actually hiking up to the glacier and seeing all the waterfalls. The tour guides where funny and full of great information, and the super jeep was a fun ride.

The activity was canceled due to weather conditions, but I was notified in time and was able to opt for a refund or rebook to another activity with this organization without any problem. Rebooking went very smoothly.

An ice cave was not what I expected beforehand. But the guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and made for a great experience. I would absolutely recommend this one to everyone.

The Experience has been amazing. We visited places that without this tour guide we would havent had the chance to see. Secret places in Iceland, totally mind blowing.

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