Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour from Vik

Vík, Iceland
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From $181.59

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


Experience the rare sensation of visiting a natural ice cave on this small-group tour. Board a Super Jeep in Vík and go off the beaten track into the Icelandic wilderness. You'll leave the regular tourist trail behind as you journey through a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers toward the Katla Ice Cave.
  • Go off the beaten track and leave the regular tourist trail behind
  • Includes all necessary safety equipment for exploring the ice cave
  • Get insights into the cave's history and geology from your guide
  • Small-group tour: Ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Small group experience
  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Visit to a natural ice cave
  • Crampons for walking on the ice
  • English speaking knowledgeable guide
  • All required safety equipment
  • Food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ice Cave Bistro
    Austurvegur 20, 870 Vík, Iceland

    The guide will be standing outside in the parking lot behind the Icewear Magasin building (facing the sea) in Vik, South Iceland, by a Super Jeep with an Arctic Adventures sign in the front window.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is important to note that this tour departs from Vik i Myrdal. Customers must make their own way to the meeting point in Vik town.
  • What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves.
  • This is a small group tour ensuring a more personalized experience. The guide to client ratio is 1:14.
  • Minimum age: 6 years old.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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.

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Adventure in February
Daniela_M, Feb 2023
Really skilled drivers and guides. We had difficult road conditions and they navigated through them easily. The caves are breathtaking. Highly recommend!
Great excursion but…
Allan_S, Aug 2022
Great excursion but microphone in vehicle didn’t work so most of us couldn’t hear what guide was saying. This is a valuable part of the entire experience so it was very disappointing. These things should be checked before excursions to ensure they work do that we as tourists get what we paid for. The guide was otherwise very knowledgeable and appreciated his insight.
Nice hike, cool guide, disappointing cave
LIa_F, Jul 2021
The guide was great but the cave itself was anticlimactic. I was expecting an actual cave and it was more of a hole in the ice you could barely stand up in. I wish it was advertised more accurately so people can make informed decisions, esp since this was the more expensive cave tours. The hike out there was beautiful
It's cheating
Andrii_K, Apr 2021
Hi, This is not a tour to the cave at all. The cave is closed. We were unhappy. What we saw was very different from the advertised photos and very different from the posted in Viator. It's too expensive for what it actually is.
Stefano_S, Feb 2020
It was realy amazing, the ice cave was the best thing i’ve never seen. The duration of the experience was about 2 hours (10:00am to 12:00am).
Very interesting tour but ...
etwp, Sep 2019
The ice cave was very interesting and the guide was very good. My only objection was that it is advertised as a Jeep tour with a small group. We were in a 15 passenger totally packed van. Had we been driving through the sand in a Jeep with 6-8 passengers would have been fun but being crammed in the last seat of this van was not. Had it been advertised more honestly you wouldn’t start out disappointed.
Ice cave tour in summer?
francis2018, Jul 2019
Hi, we realised ice cave tours are more common in winter and this one is available in summer time. We appreciated the chance to attend, but in hindsight we may not want to go as it may just not be in the right time, what we saw was very different from the advertised photos (and very different from the one posted in Viator), and the ice is melting, and we found that we were in a cave walk rather than an ice cave tour.
Superbe moment paysage...
Laurent_S, Feb 2023
Superbe moment paysage magnifique je recommande guide super sympa à faire absolument si nous avions du beau temps le décor aurait été encore plus beau
Bella esperienza
LORENZO_L, Mar 2020
Bella escursione, la grotta è davvero bella Anche se poccola. La strada in mezzo alla neve per arrivarci è stata divertente, un po meno per la guida che ha fatto i miracoli per non rimanere bloccato con la super jeep. Alla fine l' escirsione e durata davvero poco perché è più il tempo della strada che altro. Consiglio di effettuare oltre alla visita della grotta amche il giro sul ghiacciaio...