South Shore & Ice Cave Tour
Exploring an ice cave is something many visitors to Iceland want to experience. On this super-jeep day tour from Reykjavik, you can explore an ice cave and enjoy all the classic sights of Iceland’s south shore; black sand beaches, wonderful waterfalls and glaciers.
Itinerary South Shore & Ice Cave – Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
We pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik and head east along the south shore. The first stop is at the clear free falling waterfall of Seljalandsfoss where we go a short walk behind the waterfall and feel the refreshing spray and drizzle from one of Iceland´s higher waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is at the base of the Eyjafjallajokull and on clear days we get a great view of this famous volcano that erupted so memorably in 2010. A bit further east is another wonderful waterfall, Skogafoss, situated between two ice caps; Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. We driver further east to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara and Vik for a view Reynisdrangar, the iconic sea stacks / lava pillars that stick up from the ocean like fingers. From the town of Vik we drive an off-road track inland across the black volcanic sands to the edge of Katla glacier where we put on the necessary gear for ice exploring; helmets and crampons. Water melting the ice at the edge of Katla glacier has formed magnificent ice formations and ice caves which are constantly changing. The glacier changes every day so one could say it’s alive and we are in awe of the sculptures of nature.
We drive back to Vik, perhaps grab a coffee and use the restrooms before we head back.
Once in Reykjavik we will drop you off at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice. Our driver-guides are knowledgeable about Iceland and will gladly adjust to your particular interest the best they can, whether it’s nature, geology, history, current affairs – or 4×4 stuff. We refer to it as ‘conversational guiding’. The interaction with our clients is a big part of why we love our jobs.
Notes: Our driverguides often adjust the order of things, according to weather, time of year etc. The ice formations are continuously changing, it’s nature – not man made. We have another tour which includes a man made ice cave or ice tunnel – please check out our Magnificent West + Glacier tour.
For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions
Highlights for South Shore & Ice Cave Tour
– Ice Caves in Katla glacier
– Eyjafjallajokull volcano
– Black Sand Beach
– Seljalandsfoss waterfall
– Fun off-road adventure
FAQ for Ice Cave Tour
Q: Do we need to bring lunch or is there a place to stop on the way?
A: There are cafés and bistros on the south shore so you can buy lunch – so, no you don’t have to bring anything.
Q: Is this the Crystal Ice Cave?
A: No, this is a different ice cave. The crystal ice cave is near Jokulsarlon and is too far to do in just one day – but we can do it in a multi day tour for you
Q: How much hiking is there?
A: From the parking to the ice cave is only a few minutes walk on relatively flat ground, mostly sand. Going into the ice cave is a bit up, and of course on ice – but with crampons you will have good grip.
Safety is always the first priority and we are not taking any chances or risks.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@NatureExplorer.is
Below is a map of the route to Thorsmork (map of this route is in progress)
ISK 229900 per Super-Jeep
ISK 339900 per XL Super-Truck
ISK 19990 per person for Ice Cave
Super-Jeeps seat 1-5 passengers
XL Super-Trucks seat up to 9 pax
Ice cave tour (all gear included)
Available: Every day
Duration: 10 – 12 hours
Departures: 8:30 am or at your request
Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik
Not included: Lunch and refreshments
Book Tour: info@NatureExplorer.is
To book a tour, please send us an email to info@NatureExplorer.is with which tour(s) and options you wish to book, on which dates and for how many people and we will calculate the total cost, send you a booking number and a link to our secure booking page.