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Katla Ice Cave Tour from Vik

This is a unique Katla ice cave tour from Vík. Hop on a huge super jeep and explore a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano. Experience lunar landscapes, mountains covered with green moss, and a fun super jeep ride on a rough mountain track. The ice cave is accessible all year and famous for its black ice. Our Katla ice cave tour from Vík can be perfectly added to one of our self-drive tours.

Are you coming to Iceland for a self-drive tour? This ice cave tour starting from Vík is an amazing experience and makes an unforgettable Iceland holiday even more special. The astonishing Katla ice cave is located far away from the regular tourist trail and is only reachable by super jeep. It got its name from the mighty Katla volcano, one of Iceland’s most explosive volcanoes, located underneath Iceland’s fourth largest ice cap, Mýrdalsjökull.

This ice cave tour is available all year and you will meet your guide in the center of Vík. Enter an impressive super jeep and just behind Vík you will leave the regular road and will follow a rough mountain road for approximately 40 minutes. This road is bumpy and the views are out-of-this-world. You will get a good impression of the uninhabited highlands of Iceland and you will experience an interesting combination of a black stone desert and impressive mountains covered in green moss.

When you arrive at the glacier, your guide will provide you with all the necessary equipment such as a helmet and crampons. After a short safety instruction and a 20 to 30 minutes walk, you will reach Katla ice cave. In the cave, blue ice meets volcanic ash from the former eruptions of Katla volcano. The views are truly spectacular with amazing black ice as well as some blue ice features. After a unique ice cave experience, you will drive back to Vík.

When booking this tour please have in mind that the Icelandic glaciers are changing all the time. The Katla ice cave therefore always looks different. This makes the tour so unique and special. The walk is pretty easy and with the crampons, you can also walk inside the ice cave without difficulties.

This guided ice cave summer tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.

Meeting point: The meeting point is in the center of Vík at the Soup Company

Tour Code

Tour Code




All Year



3 Hours



South Iceland




Age Limit

Age Limit

8 Years Old


  • Super jeep ride
  • Visit a natural ice cave with an experienced English speaking glacier guide
  • Crampons for walking on ice

Not included:

  • Clothing
  • Refreshments

What to bring?

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Head-wear
  • Gloves

Meeting Point:

The meeting point is in the centre of Vik at the Soup Company


Minimum age is 8 years old

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