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Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) Tour

Hop on a super jeep to explore the Katla ice cave on Myrdalsjokull Glacier!

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!

Additional Information 

  • Due to limited daylight periods, we are not able to stop at Skógafoss in wintertime (from 16th of November until 31st of January). Only from 1st of February, throughout the Spring, Summer, and Autumn until 15th of November do we stop at both of the waterfalls on this tour. The meet-on-location tour (from Vík) does not include any other stops but the Ice cave
  • Bring: warm clothing, waterproof jacket, and pants, headwear and gloves

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
11 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
14 Days Notice
Refund
14 Days Notice

Operating Hours

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 attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with the following:

  • Order number
  • Names of travellers
  • Pick-up/ drop-off location

Meeting Point:

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.

What You Get

Includes

  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
  • Crampons for Walking on Ice
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide

How to Use

  • Please present a printed voucher at the start of the tour

Terms and Conditions

    • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
    • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
    • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
    • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

      • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
      • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
        • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
        • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
        • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
      • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
      • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

      • All amendments are subject to availability
      • Additional charges may apply for amendments

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.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$172.00
Age 16 and Above
Child
$149.00
Age 6 to 15 years old
Adult with Transfer
$246.00
Age 16 and Above
Child with Transfer
$188.00
Age 6 to 15 years old

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