Tröll Expeditions proudly welcomes you on a tour that will truly take you off the beaten path; The Katla Volcano Ice Cave and its outstanding canyon.
Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour is a unique place highlighted by ice and fire at the foot of the mighty Katla volcano.
✓ A Super Jeep drive into a magnificent canyon
✓ Panoramic views during the off-road journey towards Katla Volcano Ice Cave
✓ Off the beaten path
✓ Away from the crowds
✓ Real Game of Thrones Dragon-Glass
✓ Volcanic glacier ice mixed with lava from Katla
✓ One of the best kept secrets in Iceland
✓ A tour only accessible with modified jeeps
✓ Stunning ice formations
✓ Guide will take photos of you (if requested)
The tour begins at the Soup Company in Vík í Mýrdal, where you will find our experienced glacier guide and a modified super-jeep at our meeting point. At the beginning of the tour your guide will talk you through your upcoming adventure before you climb aboard an off-road monster truck that will navigate you through rough, frozen terrain towards the edges of the legendary Katla Volcano and the massive icecap which resides above it.
As you absorb the sweeping views of the mountains, glaciers and black volcanic deserts of the Mýrdalssandur flood plains, your guide will share with you the fascinating stories, tales and extraordinary geology that are connected to this beautiful area in the South of Iceland.
After the adventurous drive up to the highlands, you will get off the Super Jeep near the edge of the glacier. You will be given a helmet with a headlamp and crampons to wear whilst hiking. Your qualified glacier guide will inform you on how to use the gear and how to stay safe and secure during this adventure that takes us through multiple caves in the volcanic glacier outlets of Mýrdalsjökull glacier that is inaccessible for the typical tourist.
Katla is a name that will put shivers down any Icelanders spine. She is one of Iceland’s most feared and devastating volcanoes. Having been dormant for over 100 years to this day, we want to take you up to her roots for an unforgettable adventure, playing in the fire and ice and seeing the picturesque landscapes that have been formed and shaped by the might and power from the previous Katla eruptions.
This tour is for travellers who want to experience something extraordinary and truly unique. If you want to venture off the beaten path and away from the crowds Katla Volcano Ice Cave is the right tour for you!
Good to know
• Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry, leaving you cold.
• Ice caves are a dynamic ever-changing natural phenomenon. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. The photos on our website and social medias are from this winter season, but the ice cave we visit might have changed due to the dynamic nature of these formations.
• All day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email to [email protected]. All cancellations requested less than 24 hours from the departure time are non refundable.
• In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible, or provide a full refund.
We highly recommend that you arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed or refunded.
The meeting point for this tour is inside The Soup Company Restaurant (Víkurbraut 5) in Vík. To find the exact location and directions, you can look up ”Tröll Expeditions Katla Ice Cave” on Google Maps . Your guide will be waiting for you by our Super Jeep, with a sign of this tour.
Driving time to Vík from Reykjavík is around 2 hours 30 minutes in good road conditions.
Click on the map for the exact location and directions.