Katla Volcano Ice Cave

Glacier Tours    Super Jeep    

Enjoy an off-road 40minutes ride on a super-jeep to explore the majestic Katla ice cave, covered by ashes from the Katla Volcano!

Price from 27,900 ISK
Price from 201 EUR
Price from 212 USD
Price from 170 GBP
Price from 1,535 RMB


3 Hours



Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 24hours before departure time

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Tour Description

Here you can find a detailed step-by-step explanation regarding the tour, and what to expect from it.Your adventure to the Katla ice cave begins in Vik at our meeting point “Troll Expeditions Katla ice cave”.
Please make sure to be there 20 minutes prior the departure time; if you are wondering where to park your car, there is a free parking lot at our meeting point, right outside of “The Soup Company” restaurant, same place where you will see our 4×4 super jeeps marked with the “Troll Expeditions” logo. Our amazing guides will be there as well, welcoming you and checking you in upon arrival: please make sure to have a copy of your voucher ready on your phone, in order to make the process efficient and smooth.
If you need to rent any extras (such as waterproof clothing or hiking boots), or if you have already booked them in advance, this is the time for you to inform and remind your guide about it, before it is too late!When departure time has arrived, you will step on our super jeep and take a seat with your fellow adventurous companions: make sure to fasten your seatbelt! Off we go for a bumpy ride into the outstanding wilderness!
The ride on the super jeep lasts about 40minutes: on the way, your guide will share with you interesting stories about the Katla volcano (located underneath the massive Myrdalsjökull icecap we will be exploring once inside the ice cave), its destructive eruptions and irreversible consequences, as well as tales and facts related to this fascinating and remote area in the South of Iceland. 

Unfasten your seatbelt and jump off the super jeep: time for you to stamp your feet onto the black desert of ashes from the legendary Katla volcano eruptions has come! 
The hike towards the ice-cave through the “black-sand desert” takes about 20minutes: this is an easy hike on a quite even path; keep in mind that the sand is unstable, that makes the walk a bit slower and more demanding, since your feet will be gently “digging” into it.
The views on the way are breathtaking: mossy green mountains raising impressively from the coal-black volcanic desert… blue glaciers scratched by layers of black ashes, testament of eruptions from other ages, standing majestically from afar… pearl-gray glacier rivers forking all over throughout the desert… You will feel like you landed on a different planet!


In the blink of an eye, you will finally be standing right in front of Iceland’s most beautiful and remote natural ice cave ever discovered in the past decade: the Katla ice cave!
Take a few minutes break here and receive all the safety gear needed before accessing the ice cave: our guide will provide you with crampons, helmets and a safety briefing, in order for you to know how to proceed safely inside the cave. Please pay attention to your guide’s advice, and remember that it is your responsibility to watch out and mind your steps!


Gears are on, mind and souls blasted by excitement, eyes still full expectations… hope you kept some space in your sight for more wonders, since the best of the tour is just about to come! Ready to access the majestic Katla ice cave?
To get inside the cave, you will at this point stomp your feet on the glacier ice for the first time: we will start by ascending a tiny little slope, nothing difficult you need to be worried about; your guide will ask you to get ready to walk in a line, make sure to follow the guide’s steps. Your sight will be delighted by the unique view of the Katla ice cave, as you reach up the glacier hill: you will then be making your way through the cave, exploring its fascinating colours and shapes, crossing small bridges to get from one side to the other one… two eyes will probably not be enough to photograph in your mind all beauty of such magnificent scenic views! Your guide will give you the time needed for you to take pictures or take some for you, if help is needed, or just the time you need to enjoy the the natural sounds from glacier rivers in such a mind-blowing landscape.


Once the exploration has finished, we will start making our way back to the meeting point in Vik where we met you upon arrival: your guide will guide you back to the super jeep (again about 15/20 minutes hike), same way as you did on the way to the cave; you will have about 40 minutes-ride time to enjoy some Icelandic music on the way back to Vik, relax, and allow your mind to assimilate and slowly go through all the mix of emotions and memories we Troll Expeditions team were able to create for you on this surreal adventure to the Katla volcano ice cave!

General Information


All Year




3 Hours



Minimum age

8 age




√ To ensure safety in case of a fall or any other incident
√ For making it possible to walk on ice
√ Explore Icelandic Wilderness


• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent on booking)
• Gloves and hat
• Joy and happiness!


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. 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

Cancellation Policy

• All day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email toinfo@troll.is.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.

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 season, but the ice cave we visit might have changed due to the dynamic nature of these formations.
• There is several ice caves and ice formations available in the area, the access of certain areas might be affected by the weather conditions.

Select extras (shoes, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants) during checkout, or rent them out at the meeting point directly with our guides.

Meeting Point

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