Partner Tours

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

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

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    10-12 hrs

  • 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

  • 12

    Minimum age

    12 yrs

  • Language

    English

Customer Reviews

“The Guides were very good, very knowledgeable and very friendly…”
Chithalka, Sri Lanka — 2018-03-01

Tour Highlights

Kötlujökull Ice Cave

Vík black beach

The View

Skógafoss

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

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots