Looking for something off the typical tourist track? This is the tour for you! 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. We’ll hike out across a glacier, then visit an amazing blue and black ice cave.
Start with a scenic drive along Iceland’s southern coast. Your destination is Vik village, where you will meet your expert glacier hiking guide and board a SuperJeep. You’ll head into what seems like a rugged no man’s land. Enchanting glaciers and mountains surround you.
Your SuperJeep stops near the otherworldly Kotlujokull glacier. It’s time to put on your crampons and helmet and take a short walk to the opening of the ice cave. Depending on conditions, you might need to climb a few steps on ladders to the ice cave entrance. The climb is not difficult for anyone in reasonable physical shape.
Beautiful layers of different colored ice and volcanic ash unfold from the ice, painting impressive stripes in the glacier. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the glacier, the ice cave and the area.
When you are back out from the glacier, your group will walk around and see if any smaller ice caves are accessible. The drive back to Vik is an amazing one. During wintertime, the sun sets behind the mountains, creating a magical wintery view.
On the way from/to Reykjavik) your tour will visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall. When the length of the daylight allows it (1 February – 15 November), you’ll also visit the picture-perfect Skogafoss waterfall.
- Small group experience
- Glacier hike on Myrdalsjokull glacier
- Epic landscapes
- Scenic SuperJeep ride
- Visiting a natural ice cave
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (and, in wintertime Skogafoss waterfall)
- Pick-up/Drop off and transport from Reykjavik in a minibus
- SuperJeep ride
- Visit to a natural ice cave
- Crampons for walking on ice
- All required safety equipment
- English speaking licensed Adventure Guide
- Meals, refreshments, beverages
- Packed lunch, snacks and bottled water
- Warm clothing for cold weather
- Hiking boots
- Due to limited daylight periods, we are not able to stop at Skogafoss between 16 November and 31 January).
- The caves constantly change, so they might look different from what you see in pictures
- We will visit the best available naturally formed ice cave during this tour, and we choose the cave based on area conditions and safety.
- Minimum age: 6 years
- Difficulty/Activity Level: Easy. Suitable for most people in fair physical condition.