Katla Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Katla Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike
Huge icicles hang from the ceiling of Katla ice cave.
Ice caves change constantly, including those on Katla.
To get to Katla ice cave, you will travel in a super jeep from the village of Vík.
A visitor admires an ice pillar inside of Katla ice cave.
Two visitors stand awestruck at the entrance of Katla ice cave.
There is a short walk from the car park across black sands to the Katla ice cave.

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. These stunning formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by.

You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík at the local N1 gas station. The Super Jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip.

From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

Katla is a beautiful volcano, and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window.

Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle, and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet, headlamps, and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice. 

When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty.

Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures, and simply marvel over your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes in the glacier area and our goal is always to hike and explore the glacier and 2 ice caves on this tour. 

Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for a fun drive to a private black beach, we are sure you have already heard about the black beach of Reynisfjara and we recommend you visit that one on your own. We prefer to stay away from the crowd and head off the beaten path and therefore we will take you to a private black beach. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey.

Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date. Please note Katlatrack is the only local ice cave tour operator based in Vík.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Vík í Mýrdal, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
Austurvegur 16, 870 Vík
  • 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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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees