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Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave
Discover the Dragon Glass Cave of ashes and ice
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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- Transport in a 4×4 Super Jeep
- Certified glacier guide
- Glacier equipment: harness + crampons + helmet + ice ax
- Food and drinks
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.
Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave tour
Total duration: 4 hours
Group size: maximum 12 travelers
Difficulty: easy to moderate
📍 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.
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 “no man” 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!
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!
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