Hop on a stylish super jeep and go off-the-beaten-path to explore a striking new ice cave, black sand beaches, and epic filming locations!
Be the first to step into our newly discovered natural ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull Glacier! Go deep inside the glacier and marvel at surreal ice structures with stunning blue light. Then, discover a private black sand beach and see the real-life locations used in Star Wars. This south coast and ice cave tour in Iceland is operated in small groups (8 people max) to ensure intimate and personal experiences. Pack your camera and explore Iceland’s wildest places!
Jan. - May.
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- View of the mighty Myrdalsjokull Glacier
- New ice cave in Myrdalsjokull
- Hidden black sand beach
- Star Wars filming locations
- Hjörleifshöfði Cave
- Expert Glacier Guides
- Scenic Super Jeep Ride
- All necessary safety gear (a helmet, a headlamp, and crampons)
- All Required Safety Equipment
- English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
Explore a Natural Ice Cave in Myrdalsjokull
Once everyone is on our super jeep, we’ll head to Kötlujökull Glacier, home to a new gorgeous natural ice cave. The journey from Vik to Kötlujökull is an adventure in and of itself. En route, we’ll drive high up into the mountains and admire glacial landscapes. You’ll feel as if you’ve landed on another planet.
Our first stop is at the foot of Kötlujökull Glacier, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. You may find it difficult to turn your eyes away from the majestic ice cap, but spare us a moment. Your guide will give you a safety briefing and all the necessary ice caving equipment (a helmet, a headlamp, and crampons).
Next, step into the glittering ice cave burrowed into the glacier. Together with your guide, go deep inside the glacier to discover surreal ice formations. Kötlujökull Glacier Ice Cave is a sight to behold. Prepare to be surrounded by long ice walls filled with blue ice. Make sure your camera is at the ready! Incredible ice structures are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Our new ice cave in Iceland is located close to the famous Katla Volcano. This means that you’ll see volcanic ash from ancient explosions trapped in the ice. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the glacier and surrounding area.
Sometimes we find secret glacier waterfalls close to the cave. They form as glacier water comes through holes in the ices. These elusive cascades will leave you in awe of nature!
After your ice caving adventure, you’ll have memories to treasure for the rest of your life.
Discover a Hidden Black Sand Beach
Next, we’ll head to an off-the-beaten-path black sand beach. This beach is a secret spot that travelers often miss — so you’ll have it all to yourself!
Once there, discover a wild and rugged landscape. The silver waves of the ocean crash on the black shore. The contrast of dark sand and white foaming waves is simply breathtaking. This hidden beach is what dreams are made of. Enjoy the moment!
Visit Hjörleifshöfði Cave
We wrap up our adventure with a scenic drive through epic filming locations. Star Wars fans will want to keep their cameras close. Along the way, see original Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) film set locations. Your guide will share all the behind-the-scenes details.
See the impressive Hjörleifshöfði Cape and Yoda Cave. The cape is 725-ft (221-m) high and rises above the black sands of Mýrdalssandur. At the edge of the cape sits the cave that resembles a huge Yoda. Hence the name “Yoda Cave.”
Then, discover even more famous filming locations. We’ll drive through stunning real-life spots used for movies such as Transformers, Noah, and Oblivion.
Finally, enjoy views of the famous Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks and the beautiful area around Vik. You’ll be talking about this adventure for a long time!
Meet On Location Information
Our Ice Cave Tour in Iceland departs from Vik. Meet us at the parking lot outside the Ice Cave Bistro in Vik at the exact time stated on your voucher.
What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket, and pants, headwear and gloves.
- Weather in Iceland is unpredictable and you may experience four seasons in one day. Don’t forget to bring warm clothing, including a waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, headwear, and gloves. Sturdy hiking shoes are a must!
- We advise against wearing jeans as they get cold and heavy when wet.
The caves are in a constant change so they might look different from what you see in the picture. Air temperature, sunshine, precipitation, geothermal activity, and many other factors cause significant changes in the formation of the ice caves and this process is exclusively controlled by Mother Nature.
We will visit the best available naturally formed ice cave during this tour and the cave we visit is chosen based on conditions and safety each time.
Iceland is known for changeable weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers. 3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.
Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.
Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.
We recommend bringing your own backpack to carry your phone/ camera, some snacks, water, and some extra clothing.
You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views. Make sure to have a tripod with you, since it’s quite dark inside the cave and extra batteries.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every ice cave tour that we offer.
Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.
The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.