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From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave Jeep Tour and Glacier Walk

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 173.12 per person

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See Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and explore the unique ice cave below Katla Volcano on this guided jeep trip from Vik.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the natural light show in the Katla ice cave
  • Take in views of the Katla volcano as you hike across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
  • Uncover the secrets of how the Kötlujökull glacier and Katla ice cave formed
  • Explore with ease using high-quality and well-maintained ice cave equipment
  • Travel through rugged Icelandic mountains wilderness aboard a comfortable Jeep
Full description

Explore a natural ice cave on this guided trip from Vik. Board a jeep in Vík and go off the beaten track into the Icelandic wilderness. Geared up in safety equipment, journey through a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers toward the Katla Ice Cave.

From Vík, jump into a jeep and step into the mighty glaciers and ice caves of South Iceland. Strap on your crampons and helmets to explore this natural phenomenon. Walk across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, situated below the Katla volcano. Wander through the cave and marvel at spectacular color combinations of blue, gray and black, as your guide tells you about the Kötlujökull glacier and the Katla ice cave’s formation.

Includes
  • Jeep ride
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier walk
  • Entrance to the ice cave
  • All necessary ice cave equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with claustrophobia
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Icelandic Lava Show.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people who are afraid of the dark or have claustrophobia
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 453 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

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    The ice cave is totally fascinating, the way there is mostly gravel. Unfortunately we didn't have a jeep but a larger bus that seemed rather unsuitable for this slope. Apart from that, the tour is highly recommended. The guide was very nice, explained everything in an interesting way and gave further tips.

    October 8, 2022

    We had a very great experience with our guide Fabio and bus driver Ali. The glacier of snow and ash was great to see and we learned a lot of interesting facts. However, you don't really walk along the glacier, only for a very short time to get back from the cave to the parking lot. The ice cave itself was really impressive and amazing! Of course it's not huge - it's just nature, which is always changing. The path through the cave was never difficult and there was enough time for photos in the cave itself. The only exhausting thing was that a few people really had to take endless photos at every corner and you had to wait again and again for them and you just spent a lot of time waiting... We were definitely very happy that we had the privilege to be able to see this ice cave again. However, value for money in this excursion is not right.

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    October 1, 2022

    Maria was our guide tour and she was nice since the beginning of the tour. Weather conditions were not in our favor (rainny and foggy) but it didnt stop our tour. The equipment they lend us was ok and the super jeep too. We made it through 2 glacier caves but it took us around 20 minutes to walk them.

    September 20, 2022

    Product ID: 166262