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 Vik in the South of Iceland, is only accessible via super jeep. We are sure it will amaze you and we highly recommend including it in one of our summer self-drive tours.

IC-08 – Iceland Ice Cave Summer Tour

iceland summer ice cave tourThe ice caves in Iceland are very unique but so far we had to inform our summer guests that it is not possible to visit them between April and October. This luckily changed, since a new natural ice cave was found last winter close to Vik. This ice cave is safe to visit also during summer so if you are looking for something off the typical tourist track, this is the tour for you!

You will meet your guide and the rest of your group in Vik (approximately 2.5 hours drive from Reykjavik). Please arrive at least 20 minutes earlier at the Ice Cave Café in Vík / Icewear Store / Vík Wool. From there, a huge super jeep will bring you to the hidden ice cave under the volcano Katla. You will drive on a bumpy, rugged mountain road until iceland ice caves in summerthe glacier Kötlujökull. Please be prepared for an exciting 30 minutes drive with gorgeous views.

After arriving at the glacier, crampons are provided for walking on the ice. The glacier ice is shimmering in different layers of ice and the different coloured stripes are otherworldly. At one point, the glacier has an opening and this is exactly where you will be going. Giant ice walls greet you at the entrance and you will go deeper and deeper into the glacier. At the very end of the natural ice-tunnel is another opening. This hole in the glacier roof creates a unique atmosphere and looks almost like a cathedral’ dome out of pure natural ice. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the glacier, the ice cave and the area around it making the tour educating and exciting all at once.

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Book your Iceland Ice Cave Tour in Summer:

Season: All year
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Approx. 3 hours
Included: Super jeep ride, visit a natural ice cave with an experienced English speaking glacier guide, crampons for walking on ice
Requirements for the tour: We recommend bringing warm clothing, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves
Start of the tour: The meeting point is in the centre of Vik at Ice Cave Café / Icewear Store / Vík Wool

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (IC-08). This guided ice cave summer tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.

We also offer this tour with pick up and transfer from Reykjavik – Summer Ice Cave Day Tour from Reykjavik


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 Summer

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