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South Coast & Katla Ice Cave From Reykjavik

11 hoursModerate
7 reviews
Katla Ice cave tour from Reykjavík

Embark on our exclusive Ice Cave Tour at Katla, Iceland, and delve into the captivating wonders of Iceland’s southern coast on a remarkable day trip from Reykjavik. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, offering you the extraordinary opportunity to stroll behind the cascading veil of Seljalandsfoss, an experience that defies the ordinary. Immerse yourself in the rich folklore surrounding the powerful Skogafoss waterfall, adding an enchanting layer to your expedition.

Explore the renowned Reynisfjara black-sand beach, where you can leisurely wander along the striking ebony shores and marvel at the majestic rock formations extending into the sea.

The pinnacle of your adventure awaits at the Katla Ice Cave, nestled at the foot of the Katla glacier. Equipped with crampons and helmets, venture deep into the glacier's heart to discover the mesmerizing Ice Caves.

Throughout the day, indulge your senses in the breathtaking landscapes as you traverse Iceland’s southern coast, immersing yourself in the rugged scenery and dramatic cliffs that define this unique country.

As your extraordinary journey concludes, you'll return to Reykjavik with cherished memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to savor the beauty and excitement of Iceland’s southern coast in a single, unforgettable day!

This ice cave tour promises an experience you’ll treasure forever. Book your adventure now!

What's included?

  • WiFi
  • Round-trip transportation
  • rideGuide
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on ice
  • All necessary ice cave equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi on board


Please note

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear

Important Information:
Please note that this tour may not be suitable for individuals with fear of darkness or claustrophobia.


What do I need to bring?

Appropriate clothing in regards to weather
Hiking shoes
Rain Gear

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event


Experience type

Moderate

Booking in advance

Cut off: 10 hours

Duration

11 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Know before you go

Minimum age of passengers is: 7

Categories

Adventure | Caving | Air / Helicopter Tour | Day Trips And Excursions | Bus / Minivan Tour | Classes / Workshops | Glacier Hiking | Photography | Hiking | Ice Climbing | Holiday And Seasonal Tours | Layover Tours | Luxury And Special Occasions | Shore Excursions | Nature | Private Car Tour | VIP And Exclusive | Walking Tour | Snowmobile Tour | Skip The Line | Family Friendly | Couples | Group Friendly | Luxury | Private Experience | Skip The Line | Tailor Made

Live tour guide

English

Katla Ice Cave


Embark on a captivating day tour to discover the wonders of the Katla Ice Cave, also known as 'The Secret Ice Cave,' nestled within the ancient glacier. This adventure unveils a world of black, white, and blue ice, some over 800 years old! Inside the cave, marvel at towering ice walls sculpted by centuries of glacial water, while the air remains crisp and invigorating. Explore the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss and powerful Skógafoss waterfalls, wander along black sand beaches caressed by the Atlantic waves, and witness the enchanting bird cliffs surrounding the coastal village of Vík. As you journey back, pass through the geothermal hub of Hveragerði, where locals cultivate a variety of plants in endless rows of greenhouses, all thanks to the abundant geothermal activity. This Iceland South Shore and Katla Ice Cave expedition are nothing short of awe-inspiring. And with the added thrill of exploring in a Superjeep, your experience becomes truly unforgettable.
Please select a pick up location

.Vik N1 gas station at 1200 (only available for Katla Ice Cave tour)

Austurvegur 18, 870 Vík, IS

.N1 Selfoss at 09:30 am

Austurvegur 48, 800 Selfoss, IS

BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, 101 Reykjavík

Vatnsmýrarvegur, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall

11 Tjarnargata, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg

105 Katrínartún, Reykjavík, IS

Bus Stop 13

Rauðarárstígur, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus Stop 14

Skúlagata, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus stop 15

Mýrargata, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus Stop 3, Lækjagata outside of Hard Rock Cafe

Lækjargata, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Bus stop 4

Geirsgata, 101 Reykjavík, IS

Note:

Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
  • .Hella pick up at 10:20
  • .Vik N1 gas station at 1200 (only available for Katla Ice Cave tour)
  • .N1 Selfoss at 09:30 am
  • BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, 101 Reykjavík
  • Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall
  • Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg
  • Bus Stop 13
  • Bus Stop 14
  • Bus stop 15
  • Bus Stop 3, Lækjagata outside of Hard Rock Cafe
  • Bus stop 4
  • Bus Stop 5, Harpa
  • Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House
  • Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja
  • Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut
  • Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32, 105 Reykjavík
  • Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2, Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík
  • Hotel Cabin
  • Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
  • The Edition by Marriott
  • 22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24, Brautarholti 22-24, 105 Reykjavík
  • Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4, Barónsstíg 2-4, 101 Reykjavík
  • Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14, Brautarholt 10-14, 105 Reykjavík
  • To be announced, ,
  • .Hella pick up at 10:20
  • .Hella Söluskálinn Landsvegamót at 10:00 am
  • .Hveragerði Hotel Ork at 09:15

7 reviews for South Coast & Katla Ice Cave From Reykjavik

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  1. The weather was crazy but we had a fabulous time on this tour. Our guide was a very skilled driver and did everything he could to make the tour enjoyable even with changes he had to make due to weather. We were bummed to have missed the ice cave but he took us to a deserted black sand beach, which was so cool. Would definitely go on a tour with this guide again!

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  2. This was a FULL day as we left from Reykjavik. The stop at the Black Sand Beach was moved due to the weather so we went there on the way back from the Ice Cave. Truly stunning. As we got closer to the ice caves, we were really happy to be in a vehicle with such massive wheels as the terrain was WOW. Once we arrived Valthor was so patient making sure we were all fitted safely with our crampons. The walk up to the ice cave took all of our concentration though a rope was available to help our footing up the narrow and icy steps. The ice cave we went into was pretty small only a few at a time could fit inside due to this Ice Cave being in its infancy (cant wait to go back in a few years to see its growth) The scenery was so incredibly beautiful and majestic and Valthor spent some time telling us about the history of that region. The onto Black Sands beach with its Basalt rocks and cave. It was spectacular but it was more white than black due to the snow – it was a bit of a blizzard (cant do anything about the weather). You could tell the love for the country and they have such great respect for the history and the impact volcanoes and glaciers have had in their part of the world. We made 2 stops on the drive back to Reykjavik (a beautiful water fall with back lighting) and a really nice tourist stop with shops, restroom facilities and a variety of food options. It’s a long day of being in a vehicle but to see what we saw, to experience what we experienced, to have our senses fully awakened, we would definitely recommend this tour.

    If you are into serious 4 x 4 this is the place to go as its like being in heaven up on the glacier and these guys really know how to use their vehicles to the max – we had an absolute hoot all day – we got chatting to Valthor when we were dropped off and he and gravel travel are a really cool organisation with great customer service and knowledge and they are small (like 4 people wokring small so go and support these guys) – I will be booking with them again for definite.

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  3. Great day trip – the katla ice cave was an amazing experience – from the daring drive through heavy snow, the walk through the thick snow to putting on the crampons and going into the cave. Other stops on the trip include two beautiful waterfalls and the black beach. Our guide (Christian) was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and we felt safe and secure for the entire day.

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