Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour – The Ice Cave under the Volcano Departure From reykjavik
Why we love this tour
Scenic Super Jeep ride View over Myrdalsjokull Visiting a natural Ice Cave Epic landscapes Expert info on the ice cave
Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour
Mother Nature has really outdone herself with this one, the movie-like surroundings and glaciers everywhere you look and grand ice walls you walk amongst to enter the magical blue and black ice dome of the outlet glacier named after the powerful volcano Katla. Prepare to be amazed!
Katla Volcano and Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is one of the best known glaciers in Iceland, it feeds the glacier hiking paradise, Sólheimajökull, and from it the alluring Kötlujökull originates. Kötlujökull is named after the robust Icelandic Volcano Katla and is home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural ice caves. On this exhilarating Super Jeep tour you will get to explore the wonders of the biggest one, Katla’s Ice Cave Dome as many like to call it. You will see why as soon as you step in!
The tour will start in Reykjavík and take you along the enchanting south coast. You will pass charming little towns and rivers with mountains on one side and sea on the other before reaching Vík. There the last participants will be picked up and we keep on going east until making an unexpected turn to the left side off the ring road one and onto a rural road only passable by our Super Jeeps. The vista is stunning with mountains and glaciers all around and the trails just gets rougher and tougher. The drive is a true adventure and the landscape is truly astonishing!
After an exciting drive we will come to a stop right in front of Kötlujökull glacier and straight away you will see the amazing glacier ice layers and epic blue colors. Now it’s time to put on our crampons and walk closer to the ice cave. Prepare to feel like you just walked into the movie scene, at one place the glacier opens up and you walk in between high blue and black ice walls as you go further inside the glacier. Everywhere you look you will see glistening ice and snow that nature has so beautifully places and at the end of the tunnel you will find an opening in the ice into the sky like a church’s dome.
There are no real words to explain the experience, one simply must try!
We walk around inside, taking our time to admire and let it all sink in before returning back out to the wonderland of the Kötlujökull mountains. We will walk around a little to see if the smaller ice caves are accessible before returning back to our enormous truck. On the way back we will first stop at Vík and then at both popular Skógafoss waterfall. This eerie fall is located in the beautiful Skógar area and is also the inspiration to dozens of folklore tales. You will see why as soon as you visit. We recommend to hike up the right side of the waterfall to see the troll’s face that stares at the waterfall for all eternity after forgetting time and turning into stone admiring Skógafoss. We will also stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, on the Seljalands River which flows all the way down from the famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull!
We will return to Reykjavík around 08:00 pm approximately.
- Super Jeep Ride
- Visit to a natural Ice Cave
- Crampons for walking on ice
- English Speaking Glacier Guide
- Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
- Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavik
- Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Pick up
- Pick up: 9:00am
- Drop off: around 8:00pm
New regulations have been implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik. We have therefore offered 12 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.
What you need to know
- Departs from: Reykjavik
- Duration: 11 hours
- Rated: EASY
- Minimum age: 10 years old