Ice Cave by Katla Volcano Super Jeep Tour from Vik

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From $175.20

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


If you’re looking for an experience in Iceland where you witness a rare natural wonder—this is the ideal option. The tour gives you access to somewhere that you wouldn’t be able to reach alone—an ice cave that sits underneath Katla Volcano. Travel with ease up to the ice cave in a Super Jeep. It’s a safe experience as you are given a helmet and crampons, and a guide leads the way so you don’t get lost.
  • See a rare natural phenomenon—an ice cave under Katla Volcano
  • Safe experience—helmet and crampons are provided
  • Avoid steep climbing—a Super Jeep takes you up to the ice cave
  • A guide accompanies you in the ice cave so you don’t get lost

What's Included

  • Stunning Ride on a Super Jeep into the country
  • Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
  • Scenic Landscapes
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All Safety Ice Cave Equipment: Crampons and Helmet
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tröll Expeditions Katla Ice Cave
    Víkurbraut 5 870, 870 Vík, Iceland

    The meeting point for this tour is inside the restaurant at the Icelandic Lava Show. To find the exact location and directions you can look up “Icelandic Lava Show” on Google Maps. Your guide will be waiting for you by our Super Jeep with a sign saying with the name of the tour.

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
  • What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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.
  • 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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Traveler Tips

The drive to the ice caves was very bumpy on uneven terrain so just be aware that you'll be driving for 40 minutes with at least 25 minutes in a bumpy rude.
The hike through the ice cave only takes about five minutes then you’re out in the crater.
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Amazing views
Susana_K, Mar 2023
The views in the ice cave were absolutely incredible! Our tour guide was funny and he provided us with an amazing experience, definitely a must do
Great experience!
Fani_P, Mar 2023
Beautiful ice cave, with knowledgeable guide! Short hike to the cave with crampons and beautiful views! Highly recommended!
Great adventure
ayat_s, Mar 2023
Great adventure for someone to go throw, really recommend, the guide was really serious and told us important information
A+++ Excursion You Won’t Want to Miss!!!
Joseph_K, Mar 2023
A++++ experience, and you do not want to miss this opportunity!!! Visiting the volcano, glacier, and ice cave was a highlight of our trip to Iceland. The village of Vik is quaint, with much to offer and see. We didn't have much time, but we used to see the black sand beaches. It was March for us and extremely windy, so we wore our warmest skiing gear. The meeting point had plenty of individual restrooms for you to change into warm gear, which is recommended as it can be even more windy and cold when you reach the volcano. The super jeep ride was comfortable, and our gear was not overly warm, so suit up beforehand. Upon arrival, the guides fit your shoes with ice grips to make walking easy. They are easy to attach to your boots. The hike to the ice cave is about ten to fifteen minutes. It is pretty windy, and the dust from the lava kicks up, so wear sunglasses to block your eyes. Once we arrived at the cave, the wind was gone as it was stopped by the valley walls. The cave is a marvel and well worth the drive there, which is about 45 minutes. The guides explain the ice cave's formation and safety rules. Our guide even picked some ice off the walls to crunch that was hundreds of years old. Inside the cave, there was so much exciting light and shapes in the ice to see, and our guides assured us we would have plenty of time for photos, so we were instructed to look first on the way through and then take all the pictures we wanted on the return. The ride back allowed us to see the lava beach landscape better as the skies had cleared, and it made the 45-minute return speed by.
Excellent tour
ABBAS_R, Feb 2023
Amazing unreal experience with experienced guide. The ride on the super jeep is a great way to start the tour and some drone footage gives a completely different perspective of the place.
Really great time went...
Anja_G, Feb 2023
Really great time went into a few arches and a long ice cave and got to walk around a mulan for a while - tour guides had loads of info and were great fun, the drive was fun I sat in the front but if you like bumpy rides go do the back seat
Absolutely incredible!!
jonathan_b, Jan 2023
Incredible! Our tour guide (nickname was Hawk) was excellent!! He made sure that we had loads of time to take photos and to take in the experience. There was another tour group there but he made sure we were in front of them and then we left after them to maximise our time and make it feel like a private tour.
Tony_M, Jan 2023
The jeep ride to the ice cave, through the derp snow was exciting.. The natural beauty of the ice caves was phenomenal!
Caves great, Troll tours not so much.
Loghen_C, Dec 2022
The caves themselves are amazing! They were beautiful and we definitely enjoyed our family excursion to see them. However, the guide was not great. No one was given headlamps or lights to move through the caves in the dark so we had to rely on the guide who was VERY negligent when it came to making sure people could see. The flashlights on our phones were not strong enough to be of use and you can’t exactly have it out while trying to feel your way around, hold guide ropes to get across tiny bridges, etc. I definitely recommend seeing the caves, but find another tour company that takes more care of their travelers.
A Most Do Activity!
Luisa_G, Nov 2022
Wow!!!! What an incredible tour on an area that looks and feels out of this world. Company was very professional, tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain, the glacier, the cave and the history behind it.
alexisgoodie29, Nov 2022
This so far was my favorite day in Iceland. Not only was Vik beyond beautiful, but this Ice Cave Tour was nothing like I have ever experienced. The views were indescribable and we had an awesome tour guide. I would do it again, and highly recommend. Just make sure you take their advice and wear waterproof clothes/shoes/gloves/layers.
Awesome experience
kyle_j, Nov 2022
Walking on a glacier was an amazing experience. Highly recommend this. I didn't know what to expect at first but once we go to the glacier and seen all the ice it was very cool.
Adrenaline junkies dream
Maria_P, Nov 2022
This was the adrenaline junkies dream. Our tour guide was awesome, the caves were incredible and the scenery was nothing I can compare it to. The one thing I will say is that our tour went an hour over the original time, causing us to miss the lava show right after. The reason it went over was because there were a couple of people in our group who were not prepared for this tour. Please be advised that this under certain weather conditions, this is extremely vigorous and should not be done if you are not able to balance, hold your own strength up by a rope, and be out in the cold and wet weather for multiple hours. Besides the ones who held us up, everything was great. (And our tour guide was so incredibly patient and took this woman through the entire thing) he was serious incredible.
Awesome experience
David_B, Nov 2022
I licked a glacier! How many people can say that? The drive out was fun, the ice cave was great, and the side trip to the Yoda Cave was fun.
Natalina_P, Nov 2022
Definitely worth it! Was a super amazing experience with a super friendly and professional guide who made the trip and hike fun. It rained during our trip but being inside the glacier and getting to walk on top of the ice was worth the price.
Incredible natural beauty!
Courtney_B, Nov 2022
An incredibly beautiful trip. A must do. We really enjoyed our trip, it was such an incredible thing to be able to see and experience. Our Guide was really informative and friendly. She took photos for everyone, with the best backdrops. An experience we won’t forget. Definitely take waterproof trousers/coats. DO IT BEFORE IT MELTS!
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Nancy_H, Oct 2022
Such a fun and awesome experience! Our guide, Boris, was amazing and made the excursion perfect- his funny sense of humor and awesome soundtracks during the drive made it all worthwhile!
Amazing tour to the ice caves!
Harold_L, Oct 2022
Ricardo the tour guide made this trip memorable ! The walk to the caves were a bit challenging but worth every minute!
Michele_H, Sep 2022
We were very lucky the day we went on this tour. The sun was shining and the ice cave we went into was very large and absolutely beautiful. It was higher up than I thought, but the guides were wonderful and helped me overcome my initial fear (I’m nervous of heights, so going back down out of the cave was a bit scary for this old lady). It was totally worth the trip and I recommend it to anyone looking for a unique opportunity.
Poor customer service
Izzy_I, Sep 2022
Had to reschedule because it was bad driving conditions. The most memorable part was the 6-hour drive in the pouring rain to find out that I was given the wrong time and they left without me. They said I can come back the next day if I paid another 50% and I asked for a refund but they were very rude. I do not recommend.