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South Coast and Katla Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

It’s now possible to explore both the South Coast of Iceland AND a natural ice cave in a single day tour from Reykjavik.

12 Hours
What to expect
It’s now possible to explore both the South Coast of Iceland AND a natural ice cave in a single day tour from Reykjavik.  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.  This is a once in a lifetime adventure that you can only experience with a Katlatrack guide.  We are the only tour company to combine a South Coast tour with a visit to a natural ice cave in a single day.
Our day starts at 8:00am, when your Katlatrack driver 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 Katlatrack 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. 
In true Katlatrack style, 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!  We’re also proud to say that we are one of the very few companies who can offer ice cave tours all year round, thanks to our extensive local knowledge and our expert caving skills. 
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, head lamp 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 Vik.
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.
Related Sights


The capital and largest city of Iceland.


The village of Vík (Vík í Mýrdal in full) is the southernmost village in Iceland


Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland


One of the best known waterfalls in Iceland.

What's included?
  • Local Guide, Expert Ice Cave Guide, minibus ,
  • Super Jeep Transport, Loan equipment for exploring the Ice Cave (includes
  • Helmet, headlamp and crampons),  
What you should bring
Please bring warm clothing according to weather, waterproof rain gear, hat, and gloves.
Hiking shoes or snow boots are essential.
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Reviews from other people
Cássio Luisada Troiano

One of the best experiences I had while traveling through Iceland.
The tour guide had plenty of knowledge (local guide) of the place, let everyone be confortable and telling local stories.
Really recommend.

Patricia Bluestein

Best trip and tour! Katlatrack really provides the right experience of Iceland. Small enough group, fantastic guide/driver (Bessi) and of course, amazing nature. But to truly enjoy this nature one truly needs the right guides, and Katlatrack offers that to a T.

Jamie Tobey

We loved our Ice Cave tour. The guide was friendly, funny, and very informative. The group size was perfect, with around 6 or 7 of us, and they work with other groups to time the tours so that we were alone for a while on the glacier. I would use them again and highly recommend.


I vacationed in Iceland during the first week of March 2019. What a beautiful country. The best part of my vacation was the Katlatrack Glacier Tour. This is something that you have to do if you are ever in Iceland. Our guide (nick name, Bessie) was awesome. He made the trip a really fun adventure for us. He is a knowledgeable, local guide, proud of his country with lots of stories and folklore. He likes to joke around and have fun. If you do only one tour in Iceland, this one should be it. I will visit Iceland again and will book other tours with Katlatrack.

Excellent, and I would like to try some more new excursions next time I visit Iceland!