When in Iceland
The Natural Ice Cave under the volcano
Visit the Natural Ice Cave under Katla Volcano with a pick up from Reykjavik. This ice cave is available all year so now you can explore the natural ice caves whenever you are visiting Iceland. This tour is perfect for you if you are looking for something off the typical tourist track?
✅ Katla Natural Ice Cave.
✅ Super Jeep ride
✅ Small Group Experience
✅ View Over Myrdalsjokull glacier
✅ Visiting a Natural Glacial Ice Cave
✅ Stunning Landscapes all around you.
✅ Expert Info on the Ice Cave
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skogafoss waterfall (from 1st of Feb until 15th of Nov)
✅ Super Jeep Ride
✅ Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
✅ Crampons for Walking on Ice
✅ All Required Safety Equipment
✅ English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
Available: All Year.
Duration: 11 hours.
Minimum Age: 6 years.
Group size: Small groups – Maximum of 14 passengers per guide.
Pick up: The tour guide will pick you up at your chosen meeting location in the city
Return Time: We’ll arrive back in Reykjavik around 8:00 p.m.
What to bring:
Did you know that Iceland is home to one of the most beautiful and rarest natural phenomenon. The blue ice caves. Can you imagine exploring a blue ice cave that is located under a volcano?
Come and join us on this tour from Reykjavik where you will go and explore the beautiful natural ice cave under Katla Volcano. We will drive up to the glacier in a Super Jeep and admire the mighty caves of ash and ice. Prepare your self for landscapes out of this world and jaw-dropping sights like nothing you’ve ever seen before. We’ll hike across Myrdalsjokull glacier and visit the amazing blue and black ice cave under Katla Volcano.
This is a once in a lifetime experience that you have to try on your trip to Iceland.
It’s time to jump in a Super Jeep, strap on your crampons and step into the mighty glaciers and ice caves of South Iceland.
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is one of the best-known glacier in Iceland. Kötlujökull glacier is a smaller glacier located on mýrdalsjökull glacier. The glacier is named after the Volcano Katla, which is covered by the glacier. As the enormous mass of ice has been slowly crawling down from the volcano-mountain, it creates in some of Iceland’s most impressive natural ice caves. On this Super Jeep tour, you will get to explore the wonders of this stunning natural phenomenon. You will see why as soon as you step in and see the mesmerizing blue and black colors around you.
Once you have arrived to Vík, it’s time to hop on the Super jeep and continue on to the glaciers. The drive starts on road 1 but soon we will make a turn to what seems like a no man’s land. It will feel like you are on another planet when driving in the unique surroundings. You will be surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains along the way to the glacier. The Super jeep has no problem taking on the rough and rugged road but the drive is exciting none the less.
We will come to a stop near the roots of Kötlujökull glacier and the view that greets us is otherworldly. Your guide wil show you how to take on the crampons and helmets. You will then take a short walk to the opening of the ice cave. We might need to climb a few steps on ladders to the entrance of the cave. As the natural ice cave is in a constant change, conditions can be different at each tour. The climb is not difficult at all and anyone in an average physical condition should be able to climb these steps. It might look adventurous but it is not demanding at all.
Beautiful layers of different colored ice and volcanic ash unfold from the ice as we come closer to the cave, painting impressive stripes in the glacier. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the glacier, the ice cave and the area around it making the tour educating and exciting all at once.
When we are back out from the glacier we will walk around and see if any smaller ice caves are accessible before returning back to our Super Jeep. The drive back to Vik is an amazing one and in wintertime, the sun will start to sit behind the mountains creating a magical wintery sunset. Do not forget your camera on this tour, since you will 100% want to capture the beauty you will witness on this day.
When the length of the daylight allows us (from 1st of February until 15th of November), we will swing by some majestic waterfalls. We’ll stop by one of the most magnificent waterfall in Iceland, Skógafoss. 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 (all year round) at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is the famous waterfall that you can walk behind. Seljalandsfoss is located on the Seljalands River which flows all the way down from the famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull!
Please note: Due to limited daylight periods, we are not able to stop at Skógafoss during the wintertime (from 16th of November until 31st of January). Only from 1st of February until 15th of November we stop at both of the waterfalls on this tour.
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