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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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Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

Discover the Dragon Glass Cave of ashes and ice

(4 reviews)
Vík
1 day
English
Starts: Pick up from the meeting point in Vik (20 minutes before the selected schedule)
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 24 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 Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

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

Where does the tour Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave 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

Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave tour reviews with Howlanders

agathe
Nous avons adoré la visite. Le guide était certainement fantastique, il a raconté beaucoup d'anecdotes et d'informations. Son visage était enjoué et passionné. Seulement nous n'avons rien compris car nous ne parlons pas anglais. J'aurais apprécié avoir une casque qui aurait raconté tout cela en fra...
May 20, 2023
amélie
It was AMAZING ! The caves were really beautiful and the same goes for the landscape ! Our guides were both a mixture of funny and knowledgable which made the experience fantastic ! We had a really great time so thank you very much for everything !
February 27, 2023
Neil
Great!
October 10, 2022
Alejandro
December 22, 2021

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