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Katla Ice Cave Under the Volcano

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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. You’ll hike out across the Myrdalsjokull glacier, then visit the amazing blue and black ice cave of Kötlujökull glacier on Mt. Katla.
Highlights
  • View Over Myrdalsjokull
  • Visiting a Natural Glacial Ice Cave
  • Scenic Super Jeep Ride
Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.
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Day 1: Katla Ice Cave

The drive starts on the famous road 1 but soon you will make a turn to what seems like a no man’s land. Enchanting glaciers and mountains will surround you along the way. The Super jeep has no problem taking on the rough and rugged road but the drive is exciting none the less.
You will come to a stop near the roots of Kötlujökull glacier and the view that greets you is otherworldly. You will take on your crampons and helmets, and take a short walk to the opening of the ice cave. You 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 you 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 the length of the daylight allows (from 1st of February until 15th of November), you can swing by some majestic waterfalls. You’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. It is recommended 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.
You can 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!

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  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gear Rental: Crampons (for walking on ice)
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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