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The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík

A one day adventure from Reykjavík to a spectacular natural ice cave by the Katla volcano in South Iceland. One of the country's hidden gems.

Tour code: KAT02

The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík
Price from: 36.900  ISK

Discover the Stunning Secret Ice Cave On A Day Tour from Reykjavík

An exploration of the Secret Ice Cave on this small-group day-tour from Reykjavík. Located directly underneath the dormant volcano Katla, the ice caves of Kötlujökull (or Katla’s glacier) are a testament to the natural forces that have shaped this country.

On the way up to the cave you you can enjoy the unique surroundings of vast black sands mixed with mossy green mountains. Once there, you are greeted with an ash covered wall of ice, marked by the volcanic eruptions of the past. As you walk closer to the glacier, an enchanting opening will appear that will allow you to explore the insides of the glacier. The cave’s illuminating blue ice walls form a high contrast with the surrounding black ash and are a marvelous sight.

On the way back to Reykjavík, you will have time to explore the classic sights of the South Coast with a stop at the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. This is the only tour available that allows you to travel from Reykjavík to explore a natural ice cave and get back to the city in time for dinner.

Please note: This tour is run by our selected partners Katlatrack. If you have your own transport, please take a look at the Secret Ice Cave, with departure form Vík.

Disclaimer: Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on weather. Your safety is our first priority.  It is possible that our tours may be canceled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens, we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour, if weather permits. Minimum 2 persons is needed to run this tour.

Tour Overview

  • Pickup

    Pick starts at 7:45 - 8:00 Reykjavík City Hall and from Hlemmur square 8:00-8:15. Please be ready 10 min before departure.

  • Group size

    2 - 12 per guide

  • Active

    1.5 - 2 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • 6

    Minimum age:

    6 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide, nice sights
  • Transport with a super jeep to the glacier
  • Helmets, headlights and crampons
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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The Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Discover the Stunning Secret Ice Cave On A Day Tour from Reykjavík

Your day begins at your pre-selected pick-up location, where your professional driver guide for the day will pick you up between 8:00-8:25. You then head along the South Coast toward the scenic town of Vík, with mountains, waterfalls and glaciers as your backdrop. In Vík you will take a short break before you go off the paved road and  travel to the Secret Ice Cave location. The drive from Vík can take between 45-60 minutes, depending on the road and weather conditions.

Once there, you will spend approx. 45-60 minutes exploring the cave and its surroundings. Come prepared for being outdoors during that time and to take a light walk from the vehicle to the cave and back.

After you have thoroughly explored the cave and captured the perfect photo, you will start to head back to Reykjavík. Again, you will stop in Vík for a quick bathroom break. On the way back, you will also make a stop at the picturesque Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Expect an arrival time in Reykjavík of 7:30 pm.

Disclaimer: Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on weather. Your safety is our first priority.  It is possible that our tours may be canceled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens, we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour, if weather permits.

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