Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Minibus Day Tour from Reykjavik

Join this expedition to the South Coast with an ice cave by Katla Volcano. See the selfie-machine Seljalandsfoss waterfall, its neighbor the majestic Skogafoss, then we head to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Reynisfjara beach, also known as The Black Sand Beach. Did we tell you you also get to enter a natural blue ice cave by Iceland's largest volcano, the famed Katla? Come and see it yourself.

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Highlights

✓  Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓  Skógafoss waterfall
✓  Ice Cave by Katla Volcano on a 4×4
✓  Reynisfjara, The Black Sand Beach

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board, ice cave equipment
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Duration

11 Hours

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the ice cave!

Ice Cave by Katla Volcano on 4×4

The adventure continues in Vík where you’ll be taken on an expedition on a 4×4. In this off-the-beaten-path tour to a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano, you’ll admire the surroundings and glaciers the South Coast of Iceland is so known before and then enter the famous cave. You’ll walk inside the magical blue and black ice domes of this rare natural phenomenon by powerful volcano Katla. 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. Katla 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.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready to join us for this incredible adventure? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity to see all the powerful southern waterfalls, hike on top of a glacier, and see beaches with black sand – all in one day! Book the tour by selecting a day.

Do you want to add a lava cave and a geothermal pool to your experience in the South of Iceland? Then you should check out our tour “South Coast Elements”, click here. 

Departures
✓  
08:30

Duration
✓  
11 hours

Difficulty
✓  Moderate

Highlights
✓  Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓  Skógafoss waterfall
✓  Ice Cave by Katla Volcano on 4×4
✓  Reynisfjara, The Black Sand Beach

Included
✓  
English Speaking Guide
✓  Certified Glacier Guide
✓  Minibus
✓  Small Group (14 persons max)
✓  WiFi and Icelandic music on board
✓  Ice Cave Equipment: helmet, headlamps, and crampons

What you need to bring:
• Hiking boots (available when booking)
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)

Minimum age
✓  8 years

Follow the route to the perfect tour to the South!

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