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The Secret Ice Cave

A one day adventure from Vík to the natural ice cave by Katla volcano in South Iceland. Discover the beauty of one of the country’s treasures.

Tour code: KAT01

The Secret Ice Cave
Price from: 19.900  ISK

Explore the Stunning Secret Ice Cave Along The South Coast of Iceland

Join us on this tour to the Secret Ice Cave of Kötlujökull Glacier. Located directly under the dormant volcano Katla, this ice cave is a great example of the dynamic natural forces that shape this country.

To get to the cave, you must take a bumpy road, only accessible by modified 4x4 vehicles. During the drive, use the time to take in the stunning view as you drive through vast black sands that are broken up by emerald green mountains and hills.

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.

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the only accessible ice cave in this region.

Please note: This tour is run by our selected partners Katla Track. This tour departs from Vík, if you are looking for a tour from Reykjavík, please take a look at the Secret Ice Cave from Reykjavík.

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

  • Meeting point

    The Katla Track Meeting point west of N1 gas station in Vík. Please be ready 15 minutes before departure time.

  • Group size

    2 to 12 per guide

  • Active

    1.5 - 2 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • 6

    Minimum age:

    6 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport from Vík in a Super Jeep, 45 -60 minutes
  • All necessary glacier gear; helmet, headlamp and crampons
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks

Optional Extras

  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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The Secret Ice Cave

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Explore the Stunning Secret Ice Cave Along The South Coast of Iceland

Your guide will meet you at the Katlatrack meeting point in Vík town,at 12:15. After you have settled in your 4x4 Super Jeep, you head 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. 1-1.5 hrs 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 head back to the meeting point in Vík. The whole tour takes approximately 3 hrs.

The Katla Trak meeting point is at Austurvegur 18, 870 Vík, just west of the N1 gas station. Look for a big sign to the right of the gas station.

 

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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