Once picked up, it's time to move towards glaciers, there will be a stop at the gas station where you could buy some snacks or drinks. The drive starts on the famous Road 1, but soon we will make a turn to what seems like a no man's land. Stunning glaciers and mountains will surround us along the way. The super jeep has no problem taking on the rough and rugged road, but the drive is exciting nonetheless.
We will come to a stop near the roots of the Kötlujökull glacier, and the view that greets us is otherworldly. We will take on our crampons and helmets and take a short walk to the ice cave's opening. We might need to climb a few steps on ladders to the cave entrance. As the natural ice cave constantly changes, conditions can differ on each tour. However, the climb is not challenging at all, and anyone in an average physical condition should be able to climb these steps. It might look adventurous at first, but it is not demanding at all!
Beautiful layers of different colored ice and volcanic ash unfold from the ice as we come closer to the cave, painting impressive stripes in the glacier. Your guide will tell you all about the glacier's history, the ice cave, and the area around it, making the tour educating and exciting all at once.
When we are back out from the glacier, we will walk around and see if any smaller ice caves are accessible before returning to our super truck. The drive back to Vik is an amazing one, and in wintertime, the sun will start to sit behind the mountains creating a magical wintery sunset. Make sure to bring your camera!
For those choosing the roundtrip pick-up from Reykjavik
If daylight allows us (from the 1st of February until the 15th of November), we will swing by some majestic waterfalls. We’ll stop by the Eerie waterfall of Skógafoss, the inspiration for dozens of folklore tales located in the beautiful Skógar area. We recommend hiking 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 also stop (all year round) at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the one you can walk behind. Seljalandsfoss is located on the Seljalands River, which flows down from the famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull!
Please note: Due to limited daylight periods, we cannot stop at Skógafoss in wintertime (from the 16th of November until the 31st of January). Only from the 1st of February until the 15th of November do we stop at both of the waterfalls on this tour. The meet-on-location tour (from Vík) includes no other stops but the Ice Cave.
Warm clothing is absolutely essential! Please bring warm and waterproof clothing, warm headwear, gloves, and sturdy shoes, as there is no opportunity to rent any clothing items for this tour.
We’ll arrive back in Reykjavik around 8:00 p.m.