Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Super Jeep from VikDid you know that Iceland is home of one of the rarest natural phenomenon: ice caves. Come and jump onto a Super Jeep and admire the mighty caves of ash and ice. You'll take a SuperTruck ride into the country and feel like you are taking a sneak peek into the highlands as you admire the majestic mountains and fields of moss.
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14 participants per guide
Ice cave equipment, 4×4 SuperTruck, professional glacier guide,
Hop on our Super Jeep, put on your crampons and explore the mighty South Coast and Myrdalsjokull glacier. In this off-the-beaten-path tour to a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano, you’ll admire the lunar surroundings, moss covered mountains and glaciers the South Coast of Iceland is so well known for.
After being picked up from Vík, we’ll take you on the road of “no man” that will take you to the mysterious cave. The road is bumpy and views are out-of-this-planet. You’ll feel like you are taking a sneeky peek into the highlands are you see yourself surrounded by mountains covered in moss.
The ice cave is located in Kötlujökull Glacier which is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. Underneath the glacier waits the mighty volcano Katla where the both the glacier and the ice cave takes their name from. Once you arrive to the glacier, your guide will hand you all the necessary ice cave equipment and go over a safety briefing and facts about glaciers and ice caves.
You’ll have to walk up some stairs before you enter the famous cave of “dragon glass”, where volcanic ash and blue ice meet. The view inside the Ice Cave is truly spectacular the combination of the colors of the ice, you will get the chance to see some amazing black ice as well as some blue ice features.
You’ll walk inside the magical blue and black ice domes of this rare natural phenomenon by the powerful volcano Katla. The ice inside the cave has colors we don’t think are possible in nature, which is why this cave is also known as the “Dragon Ice Cave” because of Game of Thrones… Prepare to be amazed!
Never been in an ice cave before? No worries! Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely in this environment. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour.
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✓ 2,5 to 3 hours
✓ 6 years
✓ All year
✓ Natural Ice Cave by Katla volcano
✓ Ride on a SuperTruck into the country
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ All Safety Ice Cave Equipment: crampons, helmet, and headlamps
What you need to bring
• Hiking boots
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)
Good to know
• Ice caves are a dynamic natural phenomena only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour. The photos are from this winter season, but the cave and other formations we visit might have changed due to the nature of formations.
• The meeting point in Vík has an outlet where you can buy waterproof and winter clothing at a good price. Arrive early and check for shopping.
The meeting point is in the parking lot of Ice Cave Bistro in Vík í Mýrdal.
Geolocation: Ice Cave Bistro in Vík. Latitude: 40.721107 Longitude: 29.82046
Meet our guides by our Super Jeep with a sign marked Troll Expeditions.
Driving time from Reykjavík is around 2,5 hours. Find a map with directions below.
Click on “Directions” the map for the exact location and driving directions.