Adventure

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
Adventure

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 171.54 per person

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See Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and explore the unique ice cave below Katla Volcano on this guided jeep trip from Vik.

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Duration 3 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the natural light show in the Katla ice cave
  • Take in views of the Katla volcano as you hike across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
  • Uncover the secrets of how the Kötlujökull glacier and Katla ice cave formed
  • Explore with ease using high-quality and well-maintained ice cave equipment
  • Travel through rugged Icelandic mountains wilderness aboard a comfortable Jeep
Full description

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. Walk 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.

Includes
  • Jeep ride
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier walk
  • Entrance to the ice cave
  • All necessary ice cave equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with claustrophobia

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Icelandic Lava Show.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people who are afraid of the dark or have claustrophobia
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 525 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

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    Our guide was "Ace", an original Icelandic made the tour fun and informative. The glacier and the caves were a dream! Through Ace we were able to learn a lot about the landscape and the glacier. We also really enjoyed driving the Super Jeep! We would definitely do it again!

    March 17, 2023

    The ride to the ice caves was quite bumpy but that made it also kind of fun. Sadly, because of this bumpy ride we had troubles understanding the stories and facts told by our guide. The ice caves were quite beatiful. In case you are scared because of some reviews from 2021 stating just an arc of ice, that was not a problem when we were there. That arc was once before part of a cave, which sadly partially disappeared. But we visited multiple long and beatiful caves instead, which completely satisfied our longing for icecaves. Unfortunatly, during the tour we were in quite a hurry at times and thus did not have an enoumous amount of time to just stand there and soak in the atmosphere. All in all we can recommend this tour to anyone who is okay with bumpy rides and wants to see some big and beatiful ice caves. Btw incase you expect to walk on a huge amount of snow during the glacier hike you are technically correct, but the snow underneath you is burried under ground so you cannot see it.

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    March 15, 2023

    The tour basically consisted of a jeep ride and a glacier walk. The jeep tour was fun and the guides provided interesting information about the area and the glacier. The glacier walk was also very nice, but in the end you are not really walking on a glacier, but more on a combination of stones and ice and through an ice tunnel. So you don't end up walking on a plain of just ice / snow. Nevertheless it was a beautiful walk and a beautiful tunnel. Also on this walk the guides told a lot and interesting information. It is a pricey tour for what you get, but Iceland is just a very expensive country. It is something that you should really visit with an organized tour, because you absolutely cannot get close to the glacier with a normal car. So in the end we were very happy that we booked the tour after all.

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    March 8, 2023

    Product ID: 166262