Ice Cave Tours


Do not miss the chance of visiting a natural ice cave during your summer holidays in Iceland. This unique ice cave, located close to Vík in the South of Iceland, is the only natural ice cave in Iceland that is accessible during summer. Join this guided day tour from Reykjavík and spend an unforgettable day in a wonderland of ice.

IC-09 – Ice Cave Day Tour from Reykjavík

ice cave summerIn the morning, you will start your adventure, as your guide will pick you up at a designated pickup location. The guide will drive you through the lush farmlands of the south, heading to a town called Vík. The sights of the south coast are never tiring and will leave you speechless, with the ocean on one side and spectacular mountains as well as cliffs on the other.

As you reach your destination Vík, you will continue your journey to the mesmerizing ice cave. A huge super jeep will bring you to the hidden ice cave, which is located beneath the volcano Katla. On this adventurous ride, you enter an otherworldly scenery and enjoy gorgeous views. The drive takes about 40 minutes and will take you to the roots of the glacier Kötlujökull, where it is time to put on the crampons and helmets for safety reasons.

Now, you are ready to walk on the epic black, blue and white glacier. The natural ice cave is like no other, as you are able to enter it all year around. The largest cave in this area is magnificent with a hole at the top and great formations that occurred after the water had been swirling down. You will have plenty of time to admire the formations and catch this magical wonderland on camera. Who knows, your guide might also surprise you with pure glacier water for you to taste!

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On your way back to Reykjavík, you will stop at both Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss (only available from April 1st due to the shorter day light in winter). These waterfalls are some of the most famous waterfalls here in Iceland. This is due to their mesmerizing appearance. You will be back in the city in the evening.

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Book your Ice Cave Day Tour from Reykjavík:

Season: All year
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Approx. 11 hours
Included: Bus transfer from Reykjavík to Vík, super jeep ride to the glacier, visit a natural ice cave with an experienced English-speaking glacier guide, crampons for walking on ice, visit of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall (only available from April 1st due to the shorter day light in winter)
Requirements for the tour: We recommend bringing warm clothing, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves
Start of the tour: From Reykjavík, pick up from your accommodation or one of the nearby bus stops

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this tour. Include the tour code (IC-09). This guided ice cave day tour from Reykjavík is operated by one of our reliable partners.

We also offer this tour with meet on location in Vík – Iceland Ice Cave Summer Tour from Vik


Guðrún, Juliane and Christina from Team Iceland Unlimited went on this tour in May. You can read more about their experience on our blog – Iceland Ice Cave in Vik

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