Jeep to the Katla Ice cave
Hiker hiking to the Katla ice cave
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave from the inside
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave from the inside
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave from the inside
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave from the inside
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave from the inside
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Katla Volcano Ice Cave in Super Jeep

Discover the Dragon Glass Cave of ashes and ice

(4 reviews)
Vík
1 day
English
Starts: From the meeting point in Vík (20 minutes before the selected time)
Ends: To the same meeting point in Vik (4 hours after the start of the activity)
Free cancellation!

Briefing

Jump into a Super Jeep and discover the Dragon Glass Cave of ice and ash with this adventurous 4 hours Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave tour. We will explore the Ice Cave from the inside like a real glacier hiker, wearing crampons and using an ice ax, while discovering the impressive colors and shapes of the ice. Fun fact: underneath the Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave lies the active volcano Katla, which causes the ice to mix with the volcanic ash.

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Tour details

Included

  • Transport in a 4√ó4 Super Jeep
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier equipment: harness + crampons + helmet + ice ax

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Important information

The meeting point of the Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave adventure is inside the Soup Company restaurant located in the village named Vík. In the booking confirmation, you will be provided with all the details to find the meeting point easily. Also, at the time of booking, you will be provided with the departure time options. Children below the age of 8 are not allowed to participate in this tour.

Ice caves are a natural and changing phenomenon, every year new caves are formed in the glacier and others disappear. The cave in the photos may not be the one you visit during your trip, or it could have changed.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of a no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave tour

Total duration: 4 hours
Group size: maximum 12 travelers
Difficulty: easy to moderate

ūüďć Meeting point

Our adventure will start at the meeting point inside the Soup Company restaurant, where the group will gather and where you will meet your guide. The Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave tour has three departure times, so you can choose the one (at the time of booking) that best suits your needs according to availability and seasons: 9:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.

The starting point in Vik

Jeep ride to the Dragon Ice Cave

Make yourself ready for a spectacular bumpy ride in our Super Jeep. We will follow the road of ‚Äúno man‚ÄĚ that will lead us to the mysterious cave. Our guide will tell you everything you want to know about the area as we travel into the highlands, surrounded by mountains covered in moss. Enjoy the ride and buckle up!

Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

Hike into the Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

The ice cave is located in the glacier outlet of the Myrdalsjokull glacier, named Kötlujökull Glacier. Once we arrive at the Ice Cave, our guide will provide you with all the equipment needed during the glacier hike: crampons, a harness, an ice ax, and a helmet. After our guide included a safety briefing and information about the glaciers and ice caves, we are ready to explore the Ice Cave from the inside! Be amazed by the spectacular experience of being inside the Ice Cave, seeing multiple deep blue colors in combination with the volcanic ashes. The ice formations and the light that falls into the Ice cave provide us with an experience you will not soon forget! Enjoy a snack or a drink before our Jeep brings us back to the meeting point in Vik. The Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave adventure has come to an end!

Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

What to bring to Katla Volcano Ice Cave in Super Jeep

  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Warm clothing (first layer)
  • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
  • Gloves and a hat
  • Snacks and drinks

Where does the tour Katla Volcano Ice Cave in Super Jeep start

Driving from Reykjavik to the meeting point of the Soup Company restaurant in Vik will take you 2,5 hours in good road conditions. The restaurant offers free parking and has restrooms.

Questions & Answers

  • How do I know the exact meeting point?

    The meeting-point of the Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave adventure is inside the Soup Company restaurant located in the village named Vik. In the reservation confirmation, you will be provided with all the details to find the meeting point easily. Also, at the time of booking, you will be provided with the departure time options.
  • How long does this activity last?

    The complete excursion lasts 3 hours, of which we spend 1 to 1 and a half hours in the cave itself.
  • How many people are in the group?

    This is a small group activity, so there is a maximum of 12 passengers per guide.
  • How difficult is it to climb the Dragon Glass Katla Ice cave glacier?

    Our glacier tour is considered to be easy to moderate for anyone in good physical condition. If you are able to walk for about 1 hour up and 1 hour down on uneven surfaces, there would not be any problem. Also, let us remind you that you will hike with safety equipment and a professional and certified glacier guide who will help you at any time. If you still have specific questions regarding this glacier hike, contact us.
  • What should I wear during the glacier hike?

    During winter (August till April) we recommend you to wear: warm clothing as the first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with ankle protection, and a hat and gloves. During summer (April till August) we recommend you to wear: waterproof outdoor jacket and pants. Make sure you do not wear jeans for glacier hike activities. Once it gets wet, it will take a long time to dry and therefore it will leave you cold.
  • Can my tour be canceled due to weather conditions?

    Wind, rain, and snow are characteristic of Iceland, so the tour will not be canceled due to this. In case of extreme weather conditions that prevent the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.
  • Do I have to bring food and drinks?

    Yes, we would definitely recommend you to bring some snacks and drinks. However, there is no need to bring too much since this is only a 3-hour glacier hike activity.

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