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South Coast and Katla Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

Duration

12 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Included

Min. age

12 years

Region

South

It’s now possible to explore both the South Coast of Iceland and a natural ice cave in a single day tour from Reykjavík. There’s no need to choose between one tour or the other, and no need to hire a car. Let us take care of everything while you sit back, relax, and prepare to be awed by just how much natural beauty we have to show you in one day.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • This day tour includes a complimentary minibus transfer to Vík and a Super Jeep ride from Vík to the glacier
  • Be prepared for an awe-inspiring ice cave experience under the vast snowcap of Myrdalsjökull glacier
  • We take you away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air and to explore some unspoiled places
  • This tour offers you an unforgettable small group experience and great photo opportunities.

What’s included?

Included

  • Minibus and Super Jeep transport
  • Safety equipment for exploring the ice cave (includes a helmet, a headlamp, and crampons)

Not included

  • Meals

Highlights

  • Reynisdrangar
  • Vík
  • Ice Caves
  • Glacier experience
  • Katla volcano
  • Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Offbeat and private locations
  • Super Jeep experience
  • Expert local guides

Tour itinerary

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Our day starts at 8:00 am when your guide collects you from central Reykjavik. Our small group will head south, as we wind our way through the ever-changing scenery towards the breathtaking south coast. Our first stop is Hvolsvöllur for some coffee and snacks for the day.

The next stop is our home town of Vík, where we meet up with your Ice Cave guide and our adventure begins! We’ll climb into a Super Jeep and take an exhilarating ride through the private back road of Vík to reach the glacier area.

This will be an offbeat experience that will show you the quieter, authentic side of Iceland, far away from the crowds and the mainstream tours. As local guides, we spend more time than anyone else exploring this landscape and we know where all of the best ice caves hide!

As always, your safety is paramount on our tours. Visitors should never risk exploring an ice cave without a highly experienced guide, so after fitting you up with some of our loan equipment (a helmet, headlamp and some crampons for your shoes), we’ll provide a full safety brief before making our way to the cave. After a short (10-15 minute) walk
across the glacier, we’re ready to enter our ice cave!

When we say, “visiting an ice cave is a once in a lifetime experience”, this is 100% true. The ice caves are constantly melting and reforming all the time, so we love to share this year’s caves with our guests before they are gone forever. We’ll spend around 30 to 45 minutes inside the cave, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore, admire the crazy shapes and beautiful colours, take photos, ask questions, and learn all about how these magnificent structures are formed.

After a short hike back to the Super Jeep, we’ll take another exciting ride through the wild local terrain on our way back to Vík.

From here, we’ll wave farewell to your Ice Cave guide and start our journey back to Reykjavik. Our adventure continues on the way home however, as we detour along Iceland’s Ring Road and pay a visit to two of its most famous waterfalls.

Our first stop is the thundering Skógafoss, where you’ll marvel at the power of this towering waterfall and learn all about the legend of the secret treasure that it hides. Our final stop is Seljalandsfoss, a truly magnificent and picturesque waterfall, and one that you can even walk behind during the summer months.

Our tour will then conclude back in Reykjavik, where our driver will leave you with many memories to keep and many stories to share.

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 FAQ & Important notes

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The following is important information applicable to our tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Pick up:

Pick-up is available from Town Hall of Reykjavík, Tjarnargötu 11 or Hlemmur Bus Stop. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Booking:

Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:

At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Ice cave tours are weather dependent and they get canceled with short notice due to safety or weather reasons. After a heavy rain previous days before the tour, the cave sometimes gets full of water. It can also be too warm for us to enter the caves, the ice can be unstable and not safe to go under. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:

CLOTHING
Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn at all times. We reserve the right to refuse participation if not correctly equipped since this will put the clients at risk. In case of refusal, the refund will not be possible. 

Feet
– Woolen socks
– Good waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support
Lower body
– Baselayer- wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Light and comfortable hiking trousers softshell for example (no jeans!)
– Wind and waterproof trousers
Upper body
– Full sleeve base layer wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Thin fleece or similar
– Thick warm fleece, or puffy jacket down or synthetic, or just a nice warm jacket.
– Wind and waterproof jacket.
Hands
– Gloves. It´s good to have two pairs.
Head
– Warm hat/beanie that might work under a helmet.
Note: beanie’s with pompom are not recommended since the pompom does not go
under the helmet.
– Buff or balaclava or neck gaiter.
– Sunglasses

Medical conditions:

Please note that this tour may not be suitable for those with claustrophobia. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Payment and cancelation:

Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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36.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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