The Katla Ice Cave Tour from Vik

The Katla Ice Cave Tour from Vik
The Katla Ice Cave Tour from Vik
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  • Duration3 hours
  • Group SizeSmall group
  • Meeting LocationVik

Tour description

The Katla Ice Cave Tour from Vik  

If you choose to meet the tour at Vik, our tour guide will connect with you at The Ice Cave Bistro/ Restaurant in Vik. By the entrance at the back of the building, you will be able to find our guide holding an “Arctic Adventures” sign or standing by a super jeep marked with an Arctic Adventures sign in the window. The tour will start from Vik (approximately 2.5 hours from Reykjavik), where you will join everyone in a massive Super Jeep for the exciting day ahead.

The Katla Ice Cave 

We will come to a stop near the roots of the Kötlujökull glacier, and the view that greets us is otherworldly. We will take on our crampons and helmets and take a short walk to the ice cave’s opening. We might need to climb a few steps on ladders to the cave entrance. As the natural ice cave constantly changes, conditions can differ on each tour. However, the climb is not challenging 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!

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 glacier’s history, the ice cave, and the area around it, making the tour educating and exciting all at once.

On the way back

When we return from the glacier, we will walk around and see if any smaller ice caves are accessible before returning to our super truck.

The drive back to Vik is fantastic; in wintertime, the sun will start to sit behind the mountains, creating a magical wintery sunset. Make sure to bring your camera!


What's Included

  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
  • Crampons for Walking on Ice
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide

Good To Know

  • The minimum age of passengers is 6
  • Please bring your sturdy hiking shoes, warm clothing, waterproof jackets and pants, headwear, and gloves
  • Meals are excluded; please have some food and drinks with you

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The level of this tour is easy and exploring a natural ice cave is an extraordinary experience for everyone!

A super jeep trip on Iceland’s off roads is also great fun and offers fantastic views!