Looking for something off the typical tourist track? This is the tour for you! It’s time to jump in a Super Jeep, strap on your crampons and step into the mighty glaciers and ice caves of South Iceland.
Prepare for movie-like landscapes and jaw-dropping sights like nothing you’ve ever done before. We’ll hike out across the Myrdalsjokull glacier, then visit the amazing blue and black ice cave of Kötlujökull glacier on Mt. Katla.
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is one of the best-known in Iceland- from which the alluring Kötlujökull glacier originates. Kötlujökull is named after the robust Icelandic Volcano Katla, which is covered by the glacier. As the enormous mass of ice has been slowly crawling down from the volcano-mountain, it creates in some of Iceland’s most impressive natural ice caves. On this exhilarating Super Jeep tour, you will get to explore the wonders of this stunning natural phenomenon. You will see why as soon as you step in!
We will come to a stop near the roots of Kötlujökull glacier and the view that greets us is otherworldly. We will take on our crampons and helmets, and take a short walk to the opening of the ice cave. We might need to climb a few steps on ladders to the entrance of the cave. As the natural ice cave is in a constant change, conditions can be different at each tour. The climb is, however, not difficult at all and anyone in an average physical condition should be able to climb these steps. It might look adventurous but it is not demanding at all!
Beautiful layers of different colored ice and volcanic ash unfold from the ice as we come closer to the cave, painting impressive stripes in the glacier. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the glacier, the ice cave and the area around it making the tour educating and exciting all at once.
When we are back out from the glacier we will walk around and see if any smaller ice caves are accessible before returning back to our super truck. The drive back to Vik is an amazing one and in wintertime, the sun will start to sit behind the mountains creating a magical wintery sunset. Make sure to bring your camera!
For those choosing the roundtrip pick up from Reykjavik
When the length of the daylight allows us (from 1st of February until 15th of November), we will swing by some majestic waterfalls. We’ll stop by the Eerie waterfall of Skógafoss which is located in the beautiful Skógar area and is also the inspiration to dozens of folklore tales. We recommend to hike up the right side of the waterfall to see the troll’s face that stares at the waterfall for all eternity after forgetting time and turning into stone admiring Skógafoss.
We will also stop (all year round) at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the one you can walk behind. Seljalandsfoss is located on the Seljalands River which flows all the way down from the famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull!
This tour departs at 9am.
Pick up from Reykjavik: If you select the pickup option, our tour guide will pick you up at your chosen meeting location in the city.
Please refer to the link for available pick-up locations. After purchase, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
If you choose to meet the tour at Vik, our tour guide will connect with you at the bus parking lot behind the Icewear Magasin building (facing the sea) in Vik, South Iceland. The guide will be standing outside in the parking lot in front of the “Ice Cave Bistro / Restaurant in Vik” by a Super Jeep with an Arctic Adventures sign in the front window.
How to Use
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.