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The Ice Cave under the Volcano

Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavík

The Ice Cave under The Volcano, Ice Cave Tour in Iceland

Let Icelandic nature treat you to the most amazing ice cave on a day tour from Reykjavík.

Glacier-Hiking Ice-Caving

Now it’s time to go off the beaten track!
Prepare for movie-like landscapes and an experience like nothing you have ever done before when visiting the amazing blue and black ice cave dome of Kötlujökull glacier. Go out of the usual tourist trail and enjoy the comfort and excitement of a Super Jeep ride to a jaw dropping natural ice cave and explore the wonders of Icelandic glaciers and mountains.

This tour offers a pick-up from Reykjavík. We also offer the same tour with a meet on location in Vík The Ice Cave under the Volcano from Vík

  • Availability

    February 1st - May 31st

  • Duration

    ~ 11 hours

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    10 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from


  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Scenic Super Jeep ride
View over Myrdalsjokull
Visiting a natural Ice Cave
Epic landscapes
Expert info on the ice cave
Pick-up in Reykjavik
Super Jeep Ride
Visit to a natural Ice Cave
Crampons for walking on ice
Knowledgeable glacier guide

Katla volcano sits quietly inside the famous glacier Mýrdalsjökull and therefore has one of the outlet glacier been names Kötlujökull or Katla’s glacier. Kötlujökull is exceptionally blue and has in recent years slowly crawled down from the highlands creating some of the most stunning natural ice caves Iceland has to offer.

In the beginning the ice caves were quite small but today they are grand and unlike anything you have seen before!

The tour will start in Reykjavík and take you along the enchanting south coast. You will pass charming little towns and rivers with mountains on one side and sea on the other before reaching Vík. There the last participants will be picked up and we keep on going east until making an unexpected turn to the left side off the ring road one and onto a rural road only passable by our Super Jeeps. The vista is stunning with mountains and glaciers all around and the trails just gets rougher and tougher. The drive is a true adventure and the landscape is truly astonishing!

After an exciting drive we will come to a stop right in front of Kötlujökull glacier and straight away you will see the amazing glacier ice layers and epic blue colors. Now it’s time to put on our crampons and walk closer to the ice cave. Prepare to feel like you just walked into the movie scene, at one place the glacier opens up and you walk in between high blue and black ice walls as you go further inside the glacier. Everywhere you look you will see glistening ice and snow that nature has so beautifully places and at the end of the tunnel you will find an opening in the ice into the sky like a church’s dome.

There are no real words to explain the experience, one simply must try!

We walk around inside, taking our time to admire and let it all sink in before returning back out to the wonderland of the Kötlujökull mountains. We will walk around a little to see if the smaller ice caves are accessible before returning back to our enormous truck. On the way back we will first stop at Vík and then again at the popular Skógafoss waterfall. This eerie fall is located in the beautiful Skógar area and is also the inspiration to dozens of folklore tales. You will see why as soon as you visit. We recommend to hike up the right side of the waterfall to see the troll’s face that stares at the waterfall for all eternity after forgetting time and turning into stone  admiring Skógafoss.

We will return to Reykjavík around dinner time.

Pick up is at 08:00 from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Please note

Other pick-up locations are available along the South Coast. These are our available pick-up locations - Reykjavik, Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Price from 29.990 ISK per person.

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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