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$ 158.68 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.

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
Please note that we only serve the pickup locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pickup location is not on our pickup list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pickup point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pickup/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pickup/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond) Bus pickup/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café) Bus pickup/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pickup/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall Bus pickup/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pickup/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pickup/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pickup/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur Bus pickup/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pickup/dr
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. Experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast.

 

Jump on a Super Jeep and head down a rural road. Stop at the Kötlujökull Glacier, where you’ll find a stunning ice cave to explore. Admire the interior of the magnificent ice cave with an experienced guide. Walk on the ice with provided crampons. 

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

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Vik
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guide
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • 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 required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Marcel was our driver and we found his narrative on the drive lacked research, Marcel pointing things out but not being sure what it was or about when events had occurred. Hawk was the guide from Vik to, from, and in the ice cave. He was knowledgeable and helpful but his banter was taxing. I guess my expectations were for a little bit longer period in the cave but I understand the caves are a dynamic experience so one never knows how deep into the cave one is going to get. Overall, a good experience and worth the price.

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July 25, 2022

We had the chance to be apart of the ice cave/jeep tour and we were completely blown away. Our bus driver Oli, who drove us from Reykjavik to Vik, was amazing and funny. Told us all about the beautiful nature scenery we were driving past! The ice cave tour itself along with the jeep tour was also amazing, our guide was very funny, he told us many stories along the way. We were provided with a helmet and crampons in order to go through the day safely. They had a guide infront and in the back to make sure no one would be forgotten. The whole experience was simply amazing and the view of the glaciers were breathtaking!

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July 5, 2022

Our small tour (7 people) led by Ingy was spectacular! Until you see if for yourself, you can’t really imagine what the glacier is really like. The hiking was not too tough for this out-of-shape tourist, but that was thanks to an amazing guide. This was an experience I will never forget. I would highly recommend (and have a couple of times during the remainder of my trip to other travelers) this excursion for anyone visiting the Reykjavik or Vik areas!

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July 4, 2022

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