Katla Ice Cave & South Coast Semi-Private

Katla Ice Cave and South Coast
Katla Ice Cave and South Coast
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  • Duration~11 hours
  • Group Size6 max
  • Meeting LocationReykjavik pick up points at 08:00-08:30

Tour description

Katla Ice Cave & South Coast Semi-Private – 6 People Max!

This tour takes a route from Reykjavík towards the south coast of Iceland. As we travel the southern coast the scenery will change at almost every turn. You’ll see not one not two but three waterfalls, black sand beaches, and fantastic mountain scenery. As we wind our way along the coast, you’ll glimpse Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano, Eyjafjallajokull volcano (the one that cancelled all the flights), and the Westman Islands, and beauty you won’t believe. Just after we have visited the coastal town of Vík, we need to turn off the main road and go where there are no roads. This is why we are travelling in a modified super jeep, which is capable of driving through almost anything. This journey from the main road to the glacier is not only thrilling but also incredibly beautiful. In wintertime, the journey can be quite demanding on the super jeep. 

Eventually, we’ll arrive at the base of the Katla glacier, where it’s time to gear up with the crampons and helmets which we provide. Then we make our way to the base of the glacier where we’ll find the Katla Ice caves. We spend as much time as is possible on the glacier giving you the chance to really take in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Our guides know these areas very well and have been working in the area for many years. All of our guides have experience, are trained in glacial exploration, and are first aid certified.
This will be an ice cave tour you will never forget!

Please note that meals are not included!

Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik from a bus stop near your accommodations. 

Pick up and drop off in Vík í Mýrdal. Meet us there behind the Ice Cave Café in the bus parking lot.

On this tour we will see:

  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Vík í Mýrdal – a small town in south Iceland
  • Katla Ice Cave in Mýrdalsjökull
  • Hjörleifshöfði cape and black sand beach


What's Included

  • Semi-private tour (Max 6 people)
  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Superjeep
  • English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi
  • Equipment for Ice Cave Exploring

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Hat and gloves or mittens
  • Rain gear
  • Camera/phone

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The Katla Ice Caves in Mýrdalsjökull Glacier are a spectacular sight to see. You can still see ash from the famous Eyjafjallajökull eruption over 10 years ago!

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