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South Shore And Katla Ice Cave

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time-raw14.5 hours
Starting point
Reykjavík, Iceland

Explore the South Coast of Iceland and while visiting the stunning Katla Ice Caves! During this tour, you'll pass by some truly charming towns and rivers, with mountains on one side and sea on the other before reaching Vík.

What to expect?

We start the day from Reykjavik on a bus and visit Lava Centre where you find seven monitors directly connected to all earthquake information over the last 48 hours. There you see how many volcanoes are here in Iceland and how many are active.

From there, we stop at the gorgeous Skógafoss waterfall before we head to Vik. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. Skógafoss has been used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and in Games of Thrones series. You will have free time for lunch at Vík. There we will meet at our partners, and you climb into a super jeep for an exhilarating ride through the local landscape. Once at the glacier area, your expert glacier guide will provide you with a full safety briefing. We’ll then fit you up with some loan equipment, including a helmet, headlamp, and crampons.

From here it’s a fun 5 to 10-minute hike across the glacier to our ice cave. Once inside, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the cave, admire the amazing tones and wild shapes, and learn all about these incredible structures. Your local guide will explain how the ice caves are constantly changing, so that the cave you explore this season may never exist again, making this truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After a full 45 to 60 minutes of exploration, we’ll hike back to the super jeep and take another exciting ride back to Vik. We’ll then bid you a warm farewell as you continue to your next adventure! After the visit to Katla Volcano Ice Cave, you'll have plenty of free time to explore Vik on your own. We recommend going to the black sand beach and seeing the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. You can then, for example, go and relax in the local swimming pool, go horseback riding, hiking, visit the Icelandic Lava show, Skaftfellingur museums, or even more thrilling adventures like paragliding or the zipline ride. Please note that these tour options require an additional cost.

On the way back we stop at Seljalandsfoss which is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it.


  • Volcanoes: Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Vestman Islands, and Katla.
  • Glaciers: Langjökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and several glacier snouts.
  • Waterfalls: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and several others.
  • Sandy plains: Skógasandur, Sólheimasandur, and Mýrdalssandur.
  • Coastlines: In Vik and view towards south coast in several places.
  • Fertile farmland and mossy lava fields.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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