Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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From $211.16

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Kötlujökull glacier lies in the frozen ice fields of Iceland, with rugged terrain making access difficult. On this full-day tour, spin through the icy countryside by powerful 4x4 vehicle and visit the beautiful Dragon Glass Katla ice cave. With your guide to lead the way and round-trip travel from Reykjavik included, explore the cave and take in the mighty Skogafoss waterfall—considered among southern Iceland’s top natural attractions.
  • Travel by powerful 4x4 Jeep and reach the Dragon Glass Katla ice cave in comfort
  • Explore with your guide and learn of Iceland’s rich geology
  • Uninterrupted views over the Dragon Glass Katla ice cave and Skogafoss waterfall
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Reykjavik pick up & drop off
  • Scenic Super Jeep ride
  • Visit to a natural Ice Cave
  • Epic landscapes
  • Expert guide
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pick up/drop off nr.15 – Vesturbugt Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32. Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10. Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38. Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4. Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2. Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9. Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52. Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14. N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34. Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12. Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

What To Expect

Reykjavik (Pass By)


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Myrdalsjokull Glacier

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Reykjavik (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, packed lunch, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age: 6 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Arctic Adventures

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Stunning views along the ride, small group, cave it self amazing out of this planet. Guide super cool with stories to entertain.


101 reviews
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Half awesome-half awful
Carol_W, Jun 2023
The ice cave portion of the trip was incredible! Our guide for that was different from the main tour-more on that part of the experience below. The ice cave was the best part-our guide for that was friendly & knowledgeable. He shared great info, found photo ops that other guides missed, & let us crawl through a newly formed cave. I wish he’d been our guide for the whole tour instead of one part. The main bus tour was pretty terrible-they were late at pick up (beyond the 30 minute time frame), and the bus was PACKED. I only got to see my husband during stops-we were at opposite ends of the bus. The driver wasn’t friendly or very helpful. She was partially training a new driver & then hitting in a couple of single guys sitting up front. She gave very little info on the area in general & didn’t help passengers at the stops know where to go either. If the south coast drive had been the whole experience, I would’ve been REALLY disappointed.
If issue, no response
Tammy_W, May 2023
I was on cruise ship with bad reception. Booked wrong date. Reached out, they quickly changed. Then ship had bad weather and we couldn’t port that day. Reached out to company. No response. Reached out numerous times when I could get internet to work. Finally asked to cancel trip since I had not heard from them. Never received a response but eventually got a cancellation receipt. They were quick when I was interested in excursion. Once booked, never responded to other isssues. Use this app frequently and this is my first negative experience.
Ruined my trip
Brad_K, Apr 2023
I had paid and received confirmation I walked an hour to the pick up point the bus was an hour half late and then I was told I was not on the list so was left behind
Ice Cave Tour
Harte_T, Mar 2023
Martin was a great tour guide and we had an amazing time! I’ve caves are a must-see. Highly recommend!
Don’t use Arctic Adventures
Katie_C, Mar 2023
Never again will I book with Arctic adventures. I had booked this tour a couple of days before it was scheduled to go out. When I called arctic adventures after the scheduled pick up time had passed, they had told me it had been canceled but couldn’t find my booking number. They told me to forward the booking email to them and ask them to be moved to Friday’s spot. I was not moved to Friday’s spot and they just refunded me the money. Very disappointed because I really wanted to do this and now don’t get to.
Beautiful ice caves!!
Josephine_D, Feb 2023
Awesome tour of ice caves. Once in a lifetime tour! You must go. It’s not a trip to Iceland without this experience.
Not to be missed
Lisa_M, Feb 2023
The guides & drivers were brilliant, knowledgeable, professional but also fun. The caves are amazing, so special sight to get that close to something so beautiful. We are already planning a trip back next year to see how the caves have changed, if you do one trip in iceland, do this one!
Out of the world
Nikola_M, Nov 2022
This was such an exciting, fun trip. The sites are out of the world, our guide was funny and also very informative. I will be recommending this tour to everyone who is traveling to Iceland! Thank you for making our trip unforgettable.
Wonderful experience!
Amarilys_T, Nov 2022
Pick up at expected time. Guide was really nice and informative. It was very windy and raining but made it to the ice cave. The views inside are incredible but you do have to walk on planks of wood and jump over running water streams. Some of the areas are very high and only have a rope to hold on to. Once I got over my fear of walking over these areas and finish it was definitely worth it! The ice cave is something out of this world!!
An interesting experience
Adrienn_R, Oct 2022
I would say that all the drivers and guides on the trip were helpful and very informative. The ice cave was amazing. The only thing I have not realised that we will only spend like 30 minute inside and spend most of the day travelling. Did stop at two lovely waterfalls, but still if I knew it is that long time travelling and such a minimal time in the cave I perhaps would have chose not to do it this time. But definitely wort doing it if someone already stays in Vik, but not really from Reykjavik.
A really wonderful day
Teres_B, Sep 2022
This was a really wonderful tour. I highly recommend it. The guides were amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable. A really unique experience not available in many places. Thanks so much for a really memorable day.
Excellent Trip
Joanna_P, Aug 2022
Our driver was phenomenal. He made our trip. He listened to us and personalized our trip based on that.
Amazing worth every penny
beata_k, Aug 2022
Stunning views along the ride, small group, cave it self amazing out of this planet. Guide super cool with stories to entertain.
We were left at the hotel
Iain_C, Apr 2022
I would love to be able to say we had a great time, but the tour group forgot to pick us up and we were left at the hotel, so we never went. We did get a refund, but that isn't the point.
Brilliant views but too long a day
Katharine_B, Nov 2021
Amazing trip but the amount of travelling wasn’t clear. A 12 hour trip for 2 hours on the glacier was a bit excessive. Our guide Steinpor was brilliant and great fun. He made it great.
Great experience
Discover291461, Dec 2019
Was better than I imagined, I was scared of walking across glazier and bridges etc, but the guides helped I’m glad I did this tour one the best I’ve done in 17 trips in Iceland.. loads time for pictures etc the female guide was brilliant.
Adventure on a Glacier
selena_t, Aug 2019
This was a fun trip. Riding in the jeep to the glacier was exciting. Viewing the cave was great. The only thing I felt we were rushed through the cave. I wanted to have a few minutes to stop and take pictures in the cave. We were rushed through and rushed back.
Unique experience
TheGamers, Dec 2018
From getting there to the cave itself, this was such a great experience. Lots of great photo opportunities if you play with the light. Only suggestion is to start it earlier to maximize light availability.
It was ok but not what I expected...
Maribel_C, Mar 2018
It was ok but not what I expected based on the description. The super trucks were fun but the cave itself was small we probably looked around for 30 minutes . We spent more time putting on the gear then the time spent in the cave.
No Stars. Was left behind at hotel...
Xavier_Z, Mar 2018
No Stars. Was left behind at hotel by tour guide. Ran in the hotel, didnt see me, ran right back out and left. Was down in the lobby but had to run to the little boys room(in lobby) due to hotel food. Was only 5 minutes.. Same 5 minutes he ran in and left. Loud lobby. Stoled my $600.00... NOT COOL!!
Jederzeit wieder gern
Renate_M, Apr 2023
Unser Guide Christopher hat mit viel Enthusiasmus und Freude die Tour geführt, uns die verschiedensten Sehenswürdigkeiten gezeigt inklusive der besten Fotopoints. Die Eishöhlenbesichtigung war anspruchsvoll und einzigartig. Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Urlaubstag.
Francois_S, Feb 2023
Journée très bien organisée. L'excursion à la grotte de glace est indispensable pendant votre séjour. Dépaysement complet.

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