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From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 162.99 per person

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Travel the south coast of the Land of Fire and Ice on a full-day guided tour from Vik or Reykjavik. Explore a magical ice cave and smaller hidden trails with round-trip transportation in a Jeep.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 3 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is only available from the hotels listed at check-out. Due to traffic restrictions, pickup is not available from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pickup location is not on the map please select the closest pickup point to your accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

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

Discover southern Iceland’s unique ice caves on a guided tour from Vik or Reykavik. Experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast.

 

Jump on a Super Jeep and head down a rural road. Approach incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping sights as you make your way to your first stop.

Arrive at Myrdalsjokull Glacier and hike across it to reach Kötlujökull Glacier with provided crampons. Explore the frigid blue and black ice cave and admire its interior with your experienced guide.

Head back to the minivan for the return drive to Vik or Reykavik.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guide
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • 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

Meet 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 best available naturally formed ice cave will be visited during this tour. It is chosen based on conditions and safety
  • The caves are in constant change so they might look different from what you see in the picture
  • The tour duration is approximately 11 hours from Reykjavik, and 3 hours from Vik
  • 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 213 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 guides drive to a pickup spot where you get into a super jeep to travel the rest of the way to the cave entrance keep in mind the ride is bumpy once at the cave you walk to the entrance and you are taken to different spots for amazing pictures. You do have to do some climbing and jumping at the ice cave guides are super helpful though

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November 13, 2022

Really enjoyed this excursion, our guide was really informative & full of knowledge & happy to answer questions that came up. There was 8 of us on our super jeep and 2 other party's of about the same number so it didn't feel to crowded at the cave itself. When we went onto the 2nd part of the cave it did feel a little rushed but acceptable. Had time to take lots of photographs but to also see what mother nature is doing but also what effect global warming is having on the glacier's. Actually seeing it 'in the flesh' brings it home as to what is really going on. Definetely recommend going to an ice cave, its not the cheapest excursion to do (3 adults, 1 teen), but well worth the money spent.

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November 11, 2022

Marcel was our driver and we found his narrative on the drive lacked research, Marcel pointing things out but not being sure what it was or about when events had occurred. Hawk was the guide from Vik to, from, and in the ice cave. He was knowledgeable and helpful but his banter was taxing. I guess my expectations were for a little bit longer period in the cave but I understand the caves are a dynamic experience so one never knows how deep into the cave one is going to get. Overall, a good experience and worth the price.

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July 25, 2022

Product ID: 135519