Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Reykjavik

Katla Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Reykjavik
Guests entering the otherworldly Katla Ice Cave.
Dark skies above Katla's Ice Cave.
The textures in Katla Ice Cave are diverse and fascinating.
The effects of light on the ice is mesmerising in Katla Ice Cave.
An ice caving guide peaking his head out of Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Blue skies above Katla ice cave.

Explore the magical world of an ice cave on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Starting in the capital city, this tour takes you to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull, which sits over one of the largest and most infamous volcanoes in Iceland, Katla.

You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and whisked away to the South Coast of Iceland. You’ll travel in a small vehicle which means that this tour will always be comfortable and personalized, and you won’t be overwhelmed by other guests.

The drive to Katla takes a few hours but goes along Iceland's very scenic South Coast. This region is famed for its rolling countryside, volcanic peaks, black sand coastline, and iconic waterfalls.

After a couple of quick stop in the little towns of Hvolsvöllur and Vík, you will head on towards Mýrdalsjökull for your ice caving experience. The vehicle you will take to the glacier is an excellent super jeep, perfect for the icy, gravel tracks that lead to the cave.

Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, you put your helmet on, strap crampons over your boots, and head over to the ice cave. These incredible formations are created by both running meltwater which carves a channel through the glacier, as well as geothermal heat beneath the ice which opens a path into it.

Ice caves are renowned for their unreal beauty and rarity, so the opportunity to explore one is incredible. The contrast of the surrounding black lava and ash frozen in the glacier, against the blue and white ice, is breathtaking and will provide some incredible photo opportunities.

Once you have explored the cave enough to fully appreciate its beauty, you will board the vehicle again and make your way to Reykjavík. However, the adventure is not over as you will stop at two incredible waterfalls on your way back.

First, you’ll check out the thundering Skógafoss waterfall where you can marvel at the power of this towering waterfall and learn all about the legend of the secret treasure that it hides. Then it is time to visit Seljalandsfoss, a stunning waterfall, plummeting off a concave cliff into a little stream that runs through grassy fields. There is a path that takes you all the way around the falling water, for some incredible, unique views.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla volcano, and the stunning ice caves. Hop on board for the adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Guided Super Jeep tour

  • Helmet and crampons

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes, including hat and gloves

  • Sturdy boots

  • Camera (optional)

Good to know:

Ice caves require the right conditions and temperatures to form and remain stable. If these change, it can compromise the safety of the tour. The tour, therefore, can be cancelled with short notice.

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No credit card fees
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