3 - 4 Hours
On the Katla Ice Cave Tour, you will enter a world of dramatic landscape and blue ice caves. Departing from the town of Vík, this tour takes you to journey of green mountains, blue ice caves, and black sand dunes. Led by local guides, you will discover the wonder of these hidden gems on the Icelandic South Coast. This ice cave tour is available year round.
This is a meet on location tour only. If you would like to explore the Katla Ice Cave on a day tour from Reykjavík, check out the South Coast & Katla Ice Cave Tour.
After meeting up with your guide and group in Vík, you will embark on a journey to the mountains. Traveling by Super Jeeps, you will be able to explore the remarkable landscape found in the Icelandic highlands.
You’ll start by visiting an ice cave that features blue ice. In this stunning ice cave, you will be able to explore the black, white and blue ice that forms naturally inside the cave. After visiting the cave and taking plenty of photos, you’ll venture into the stunning green mountains in the highlands. You will get plenty of opportunities to photograph and marvel at this amazing sight.
Before returning back to Vík, you’ll visit one of Iceland’s most stunning black dune beaches. Led by professional local guides, you will not only leave this tour with plenty of fond memories and photos but also fun and interesting facts you can only learn from a local.
The meeting point for this tour is at the N1 gas station in the town of Vík.
Please be on location 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
This tour is also available as a full day tour from Reykjavík: South Coast & Katla Ice Cave Tour.
Note that with transfers from Reykjavík this is a full day tour of up to 10-12 hours.
Yes, for safety reasons this tour has an age limit of 12 years.
This tour is led by professional, expert guides who know the area well. You should never enter an ice cave by yourself.
Safety always comes first, therefore the operator of this tour reserves the right to cancel the tour if conditions are not right. In case of cancellations, you will be offered to go on another tour, if possible, or get a full refund.
You should bring your warmest clothes and winter layers, gloves, hat and of course your camera.
Good hiking shoes or snow boots are essential for this tour.
All safety equipment needed for the ice cave tour will be provided to you on the tour.
The maximum number of guests on this tour is 12.
Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting point in Vík:
The meeting point for this tour is at the N1 gas station in the town of Vík. It takes about 2,5 hours is optimal conditions to drive from Reykjavík to Vík.
Please note that you must be ready on location 15 minutes before the start of your tour.
Meeting point in Reykjavík:
In winter you can book this tour with transfer from Reykjavík. Pickup is at the Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11. Pickup in Reykjavík is at 08:00 AM: