The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík

The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík
Black sands near Mýrdalsjökull glacier where you can find an authentic ice cave
The view of black sands from inside an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast
Spectacular blue colours inside of an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast
Amazing ice formations inside an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast
The blue and white ice inside the ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull has been blackened by ash from past volcanic eruptions
On an ice cave tour from Vík, you'll visit an authentic ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast

Join this small-group day tour to explore the hidden ice caves of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On this tour, you will go off the beaten track on a modified 4x4 minibus to step into these majestic tunnels of blue, white and black ice.

Your guide will pick you up from your preselected pickup location in Reykjavík in a modified 4x4 minibus which is specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain near the glacier. Before you arrive at the ice caves, you will travel through the black sands of Mýrdalssandur, a result of the many explosive eruptions of Katla volcano, the last one happened in 1918. The black sands create a stark contrast with the mossy green mountains of the region.

When you reach your destination, you will face a massive wall of ice. Some have described this encounter like going to Game of Thrones’ Wall of the North.

Before you go exploring the ice caves, your guide will teach you how to use the glacier gear and give you a safety orientation. Then it's time to go into the glacier. You will get plenty of time to marvel at the unique colours, deep-blue ice mixed with pitch-black volcanic ash. Your guide will educate you about the formation of these wonders of nature and show you around the caves.

Your guide will bring a special light to enhance the experience and to give you a perfect light for a unique ice cave photo. 

On the way back to Reykjavík you will make a mandatory stop at the powerful Skógafoss.

Don't hesitate! Book now to secure your spot on this unique tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
    • English speaking guide

    • Glacier gear

    • Transport

    • Safety equipment

    • Warm clothing

    • Hiking boots

    • Rain gear

    • Meals and refreshments

    What to bring:
    • Warm and waterproof clothes

    • Good hiking shoes

    Good to know:

    Please note that ice caves are natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on the weather. Your safety is our priority so sometimes our tours may be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits.

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    Free pickup
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees