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The tour begins with a pick up from your chosen location in Reykjavik. You and the rest of your small group will head out in the direction of Mt. Katla on the famous Ring Road (Road 1). From Vik, you’ll ride in a Super Jeep past towering mountains and frigid ice caps on your way to Kötlujökull Glacier.
Arriving at the base of the glacier, gear up with crampons and helmets. After a short walk, you’ll reach the entrance to the ice cave. Each trip to the cave is unique as cave conditions are unpredictable and always changing. The climb down may look difficult but should be easy for anyone in average physical shape.
Once inside, you’ll be surrounded by glowing blue ice with streaks of black volcanic ash that run through the walls and roof of the cave. After some time, we’ll return to the surface in search of new, smaller caves that have recently formed. Once you’ve finished your caving adventure, we’ll climb back into the Super Jeep and enjoy the Icelandic sunset on our way back through Vik.
For those choosing the roundtrip pick up and drop off from Reykjavik, we’ll swing back towards the capital and make a stop or two at Iceland’s majestic waterfalls.
When the length of the daylight allows (between mid-February and mid-November), we’ll stop at Skógafoss Waterfall, known for inspiring Icelandic folk tales. Hike up the right side of the waterfall to see the stone troll’s face staring at the falls. Legend has it that the troll got lost in the beauty of the falls and forgot the time. Once the sun rays hit him, he transformed into rock for all eternity — bad for the troll, great for your pictures!
We will also stop (year-round) at the stunning Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the Seljalands River. The pure glacial water of the falls flows down from the infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull!
This Iceland Volcano Katla tour concludes with an 8 p.m. dropoff at your meeting spot in Reykjavik.
Take the path less traveled and discover the fun under an Icelandic volcano!
If you select the pickup from Reykjavik option, our tour guide will pick you up at your chosen meeting location at the time specified at booking. If you choose to meet the tour in Vik, our tour guide will connect with you at The Ice Cave Bistro/Re...)
Warm clothing is absolutely essential! We cannot stress enough how important it is to bring warm and waterproof clothing, warm headwear, gloves, and sturdy shoes.)
Warm clothing is absolutely essential! We cannot stress enough how important it is to bring warm and waterproof clothing, warm headwear, gloves, and sturdy shoes.
Due to limited daylight periods, we are not able to stop at Skógafoss in the wintertime (from mid-November until mid-February). Only from mid-February until mid-November do we stop at both of the waterfalls on this tour. The meet on location tour...)