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Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 148.93 per person

Travel the south coast of the Land of Fire and Ice on a full-day guided tour. Explore a magical ice cave and smaller hidden trails.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please note that we only serve the pickup locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pickup location is not on our pickup list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pickup point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pickup/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pickup/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond) Bus pickup/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café) Bus pickup/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pickup/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall Bus pickup/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pickup/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pickup/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pickup/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur Bus pickup/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pickup/dr

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast
  • Explore a natural ice cave at Kötlujökull Glacier
  • Enjoy the views over the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap
Full description

Your guide will pick you up in Reykjavik or Vik and you’ll soon experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast.

Along the way you will visit the small town of Vík, there you will jump on a Super Jeep and take a turn onto a rural road. Stop at Kötlujökull Glacier, where you’ll find a stunning ice cave to explore. Admire the interior of the magnificent ice cave with an experienced guide. Head back to the minivan for the return drive to Reykjavik or Vik. On the way back you'll stop to take in the popular Skógafoss waterfall.

Includes
  • Pick-up in Reykjavik or Vik
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

By the entrance at the back of the Ice Cave Bistro/Restaurant in Vik. Your guide will be holding an 'Arctic Adventures' sign or standing by a super jeep marked with an Arctic Adventures sign in the window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to participate is 6 years old
  • The tour duration is approximately 11 hours
  • Be sure to wear warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was excellent. We enjoyed every aspect. The pick up from the bus stop was on time and easy. Our guide was ‘Ciggy’ and we was very professional and funny and kept us entertained on the long drive to Katla. Upon arrival to Katla we transferred to the jeep and our guide was ‘Hawk’ (Steve). The drive in the keep was great fun and when we arrived to the glacier Hawk gave us a briefing and we donned the crampons. My mum is 70 and was unsure on the ice at one point. Hawk was incredibly kind and helpful to escort my mum into the ice cave and also back down off the glacier. He provided an outstanding service and made the holiday very memorable. I can thoroughly recommend the tour.

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April 30, 2022

What a great tour! We had an amazing time hiking throughout the glacier, going through the ice cave and seeing additional waterfalls. The experience was enjoyable for the whole family including our 8 and 10 year old. We also had some guests in our group who needed some hiking assistance and the guides did a great job of accommodating everyone's ability. Highly recommend this unique experience.

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April 20, 2022

The ride to Vik from Reykjavik was great, but then when we reached Vik, our guide was not able to communicate with us for at least 30 minutes or more which delayed our journey to Katla Ice Cave. Nevertheless, the activity is a must do in any (safe) weather condition! Our mountain/cave guide was so skillful and nice and guided us through the tunnels safely.

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April 12, 2022

Product ID: 135519