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Katla Ice Cave – Ultimate Guide
Located on the south coast of Iceland, next to an active volcano, Katla ice cave is a huge and ancient natural-carved wonder. You won’t want to miss the chance to check it out on your trip to Iceland.
Book an Iceland ice cave package to explore it and see the country’s glaciers, mountains, and volcanoes up close.
Or, if you’re touring around the south of Iceland, set aside a day for exploring the ice cave by the Katla volcano. You won’t regret taking the time to wander inside this frozen spectacle!
Below you’ll find local tips and answers to frequently asked questions to plan your visit.
Where is the Katla ice cave located?
You can best access Katla from the Icelandic town of Vík, which is a 2.5-hour’s drive from the capital Reykjavík, or 187 km (116 mi). You can hire a car as part of a winter self-drive tour, or guided trips are available.
Many ice caving tours have their meeting point in Vík, ready to take you onward to the glacier and the volcano. From Vík, you can explore other sights of South Iceland, such as the famous ‘Diamond Beach’, a black sand beach dotted with icebergs.
- Related: Your guide to exploring Diamond Beach.
Katla is actually the name of the volcano under the Kötlujökull glacier, where the Katla ice cave is located. Kötlujökull is an offshoot of the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which is Iceland’s 4th largest glacier.
The ice cave is underground and requires a hike and descent into it, but with a good glacier guide, you’ll have no problem exploring.
Is the Katla ice cave natural?
The Katla ice cave is a completely natural structure, despite its otherworldly appearance.
Approaching the Kötlujökull glacier, you’ll notice the ice is black due to layers of volcanic ash. Once you enter the Katla ice cave, you can see the black ash encased in ice from hundreds of years of eruptions.
As you move through the ice cave, you can see the older blue ice layers, along with trapped air bubbles. The volcanic ash helps to date the glacier as well as create the amazing black ice striped with layers of sediment.
The formations in the caves have long been called ‘dragon glass’. The black ash ice looks very much like the black stone obsidian, so you can see the resemblance and how the ice formations got their nickname.
Some steps have been carved into the glacier ice to help tour groups access it more easily and safely. Apart from that, the ice cave is completely natural.
- Related: A guide to ice and lava caves in Iceland and about local glaciers.
Is the Katla volcano active?
Katla, the volcano which is covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is indeed an active volcano. However, there’s no need to worry about this on an ice cave tour.
It last erupted in 1918, and since the year 920 AD, only 20 eruptions have been recorded. It’s very safe for day tours to attend with an experienced glacier guide on hand.
- Learn more about Iceland’s natural landscape.
How long do I need for the Katla ice cave tour?
A typical ice cave tour here takes around 3 hours. You need to take into consideration time for the following:
- Driving from the meeting point in Vík to the drop-off point (typically around 45 minutes)
- Equipping yourself with the right gear (hiking boots and glacier crampons, additional layers of warm clothing, torches)
- A short hike across the glacier and up to the entrance of the ice cave
- Time to explore the ice cave!
Inside, you can explore the oldest part of the ice cave, which is the clear blue ice, as well as the dragon glass caves and tunnels. Some glacier tours offer the chance to sample the Icelandic national spirit brennivín with ice from the cave itself.
Surrounding the Katla ice cave are other smaller ice caves in the glacier. You might be able to explore these if it’s the right season and the guides can advise if they are safe.
If you want to visit the Katla ice cave from Reykjavík, you’ll need to allow additional travel time of around 2.5 to 3 hours.
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Can I go to Katla ice cave alone?
It is not recommended that you go to the Katla ice cave alone. There are many changing factors including:
- Stability of the ice
- Daylight available
- Volcanic activity
Only experienced glacier guides will be able to know the safety of the cave on a day-to-day basis.
You also need to be properly equipped with caving equipment and a suitable vehicle to reach the cave. Proper hiking shoes, waterproof and warm clothing, crampons, and more are all needed to explore safely and comfortably.
There are many guided tours of the glacier and ice cave available, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits the level of adventure you’re after.
Can you drive to Katla ice cave?
Driving to Katla ice cave is only safe in a special all-terrain 4×4 vehicle. These super jeeps are equipped with rugged tires and tough suspension and can be driven over sand, ice, and rock.
Super jeeps are not typically available for private rental and are used by licensed tour guides.
When booking a day tour to Katla with a glacier guide, you will usually be collected from a meeting point in a super jeep. The drive to Katla takes around 45 minutes and crosses sandy volcanic ash plains, as well as wet and icy conditions.
Normal rental cars are not designed to handle this kind of terrain. We highly recommend always choosing an ice caving tour to explore Katla safely with the expertise of local guides.
If you are vacationing in Iceland as part of a self-drive tour or private guided tour, you could stop in Vík. This is the most common meeting point for ice cave tours. You can leave your rental car at the hotel and hop into a super jeep for the day.
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- Related: How to pack for a winter vacation to Iceland.
When is the best time to visit Katla?
You can visit Katla anytime throughout the year. That said, because it is an ice cave, you’re best off visiting in the winter. This way your guides will be able to show you the magic of Iceland at this time of year!
You’ll also be able to explore more of the cave if you visit between October and March. You could also have the chance to see other natural ice caves that only form in the colder season. Guides will be able to advise on which caves are best to visit.
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- Related: When is the best time to visit Iceland?
Is the Katla ice cave worth it?
Exploring the glacier tunnels of Katla ice cave is an incredible experience. You’ll be able to see the ice sparkling and glittering and spot ancient ask trapped in. From the black dragon glass to the ancient blue ice, the glacier is full of wonders.
You’re sure to have a memorable experience standing in the heart of the Kötlujökull glacier, on top of an active volcano. A glacier hike through the cave gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the forces of nature that shape and define Iceland.
Even the drive over in the super jeep gives you amazing views of the volcanic landscape that surrounds the glacier!
If you want an adventure and are keen to try something a little challenging and different, the Katla ice cave is definitely worth it. Book your trip with Iceland Tours today with as little as a 5% deposit.
Iceland in January: Things to See & Do
On a trip to Iceland in January, you can ring in the New Year Icelandic-style under the fireworks! And at this time of the year, the country is blanketed in a white winter coat. Picture frosted waterfalls, snow-covered mountaintops, and frozen rivers.
Whilst this may not seem the most obvious time to visit, there’s actually a whole bunch of top things to do in Iceland in January.
Apart from the New Year’s festivities, there’s the Þorrablót festival at the end of the month (or in early February). This moveable feast is based on Viking traditions – keep reading to learn all about it.
January is a great time to experience Iceland without the crowds. Nature is open all year round, so you can still get your fill of gushing geysers and glistening glaciers. You also have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
Get inspired for your Iceland winter trip with these top tips!
Is it worth going to Iceland in January?
For sure! Iceland offers a whole host of unique experiences in January.
If you fancy doing something different for New Year’s, Reykjavík is the place to be. The whole city celebrates with firework displays and neighborhood bonfires, and the atmosphere is electric. And of course, there’s the nightlife that Iceland’s capital is famous for.
- Browse these winter tours of Iceland.
- Prefer to visit in November or December?
Next, there’s the Northern Lights. Although the days have already started getting longer by January, there’s still plenty of darkness. This makes for ideal conditions to hunt down the Aurora Borealis. Learn more about how to chase them down with our Northern Lights guide.
In the winter months, chances are there will be snow on the ground. As well as giving you the perfect backdrop for your vacation pics, the snow brightens everything up. This helps make up for the relative lack of sunlight.
Here are some of our favorite reasons to visit Iceland in January:
- Fantastic conditions for Northern Lights tours
- More daylight than December, so you can go further and see more
- Frozen wintry landscapes covered in snow and ice
- Cultural events to enjoy at the start and end of the month
Best things to see and do in Iceland in January
Traveling to Iceland in January is a great idea if you want to experience the country at the peak of its winter beauty. You’re pretty much guaranteed snow-covered mountains and icicle-lined waterfalls.
Things you can do in January:
- Warm up in a geothermal spa as the snow falls around you
- Visit the Jökulárslón glacial lagoon when it’s frozen solid
- Go on a whale watching boat tour from Reykjavík
- Hunt down the Aurora Borealis by night
- See the Strokkur geyser erupt out of a field of ice
- Spy an Icelandic horse in a snow-white field
- Walk through clouds of steam at the Deildartunguhver hot springs
- Go glacier hiking at Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap
- Join an ice cave tour beneath a glacier
Get more inspiration with our Iceland winter must-sees and must-dos guide.
Events in Iceland in January
Although the sun doesn’t show its face for long in January, Icelanders have no trouble brightening up the month themselves with two big celebrations. And of course, you get to take part!
It’s fair to say that New Year’s is a Big Deal in Iceland. There are massive firework displays, bonfires throughout towns and cities, and a great festive atmosphere. Don’t miss the main display down by the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík’s old harbor.
Icelanders kick off their New Year’s celebrations with dinner at around 6 p.m. There’s no set meal, but many people enjoy some kind of roast meat such as leg of lamb or goose. It’s worth securing a booking at a local restaurant if you want to join in on this tradition.
- Want to join the festivities? Check out these Iceland New Year’s packages.
After dinner (and plenty of desserts), do as the locals do and visit a local bonfire. Later on, Icelanders watch New Year’s addresses from the prime minister and president, before getting into the party mood!
With a belly full of good food, now’s the time to head out to a local bar before watching the fireworks at midnight. Whether you party on is up to you, but you can be sure that the locals will!
Like many other nations, Icelanders have their own midwinter festival held around the end of January (and sometimes in February). The feast, known as Þorrablót (or Thorrablót), marks the first of the four months on the Norse pagan calendar: Þorri.
Although based on ancient Viking tradition, Þorrablót first began to be celebrated in the 19th century and has become increasingly popular in recent decades. Similar to Scotland’s Burns Night, Þorrablót centers on sharing traditional food and reciting poems.
It’s that traditional food, known as Þorramatur, that is the highlight (or lowlight, depending on your view 😂) of the festival. Icelandic delicacies enjoyed during Þorrablót include:
- Kæstur hákarl – fermented shark with a pungent smell (pictured above, the yellow cubes on the right)
- Hrútspungar – ram’s testicles pressed and preserved in aspic
- Svið – singed and boiled sheep’s head, complete with eyeball
- Lifrarpylsa – a lamb-based liver sausage
- Blóðmör – a type of black pudding
- Hangikjöt – smoked slices of lamb
- Harðfiskur – wind-dried cod or haddock, served buttered (pictured above, the white fluffy fish in the middle)
Although you might well be put off by the sound of these ‘treats’, some of them are quite popular and enjoyed by visitors and Icelanders alike. It’s definitely worth trying hangikjöt and harðfiskur, even if you give everything else a miss.
Look out for Þorramatur buffets at restaurants around Reykjavík. That way, you can sample what you like and be as adventurous as you want to be!
- Learn more about what to eat with our Iceland food guide.
Best places to visit in Iceland in January
Location: North Iceland, 4–5 hours’ drive from Reykjavík.
Why visit? Akureyri is the capital of Iceland’s north and the country’s second city. Explore its charming old town, dine at its delicious restaurants, and soak up Icelandic culture in the galleries and museums. Oh, and if beer’s your thing, don’t forget to try Einstök, the local brew!
- See Akureyri on winter self-drive trip around Iceland.
Just outside Akureyri is one of Iceland’s main ski resorts, Hlíðarfjall. January offers a good chance of snowfall and is bang in the middle of the Icelandic ski season. So if you feel most at home on the slopes, why not head up to Akureyri?
Don’t miss: The Hof Culture House, Akureyri’s answer to Reykjavík’s famous Harpa Concert Hall. Also, make sure to visit the local pool for a relaxing dip in the hot tubs!
2. Vatnajökull National Park
Location: Southeast Iceland.
Why visit? Okay, we admit that Vatnajökull National Park ends up on pretty much all of our month-by-month guides to Iceland. But that’s just because it’s so unmissable. First up, you have Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which is spectacular at this time of year (especially in the long twilight).
- Visit Vatnajökull National Park on one of these guided group tours.
Then there’s the Vatnajökull glacier itself. The largest in Europe, it offers all kinds of adventure-packed experiences. Go for snowmobiling tours or hikes on the surface, or explore one of the many ice caves that form underneath during the winter. January is the perfect time to see these.
- Get active in winter on one of these Iceland adventure tours.
Don’t miss: Breiðamerkursandur, also known as Diamond Beach. Jewels of blue-tinged, crystal-clear ice wash ashore and look magical against the dark black sand.
3. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
Location: South coast, 1 hour or so from the town of Selfoss.
Why visit? These are two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls and they are both striking in their winter costumes.
Seljalandsfoss is often crowned with icicles, and the mist from the falls freezes into a glistening sheet of ice behind it. Depending on how heavy the snowfall has been, you may still be able to walk behind it following the path.
Skógafoss is Seljalandsfoss’s more powerful big brother. Often completely hemmed in by blue-white ice in wintertime, you won’t want to miss its wintry majesty.
Don’t miss: Gljúfrabúi, a virtually hidden waterfall a 10-minute drive up the road from Seljalandsfoss.
4. Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park
Location: 1 hour’s drive east of Reykjavík.
Why visit? The Golden Circle route is a popular classic and remains accessible all year round. It includes the Geysir area, with Strokkur, a live geyser that spurts hot water into the air every few minutes. Another star attraction is the epic multi-tiered Gullfoss waterfall.
Finally, there’s Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. This was the site of Iceland’s Viking-era parliament, so it’s a great place to get an idea of what life must have been like in Iceland centuries ago. At this time of year, its rocky gorges are caked in ice and snow and the small streams that criss-cross the area freeze solid.
- Browse self-drive trips that include the Golden Circle.
- Blog: Your complete guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle.
Don’t miss: At Þingvellir, the Drekkingarhylur pool where witches were drowned, and the Silfra gorge with its crystal-clear waters.
5. Blue Lagoon and other spas
Location: ½ hour from Reykjavík (Blue Lagoon); around the country (other spas).
Why visit? Although the January weather can be bitterly cold, Iceland makes up for it with its endless supply of hot water from geothermal sources. Bathe in the warm and nourishing waters of the Blue Lagoon to relax and recharge after a day’s sightseeing.
There have never been more spa options in Iceland than right now. Instead of the Blue Lagoon, you could visit the new Sky Lagoon in the capital area, with its fantastic views across the sea. Or there’s the Fontana spa in Laugarvatn, just off the Golden Circle route.
And if you’re heading north to Akureyri, you’re only an hour or so away from the Mývatn Nature Baths, which overlook a picturesque valley.
Wherever you plan to travel in Iceland, you’re not far from a fantastic lagoon or local swimming pool!
- Get the low-down on Icelandic bathing with our guide to hot springs and geothermal pools.
Don’t miss: A drink from one of the in-lagoon bars available at many of Iceland’s most popular spas.
What’s the weather like in Iceland in January?
January is often Iceland’s coldest month, although you might be surprised by how mild temperatures actually are. The average high in the south is 3°C (38°F) and the average low is -2°C (29°F). Knock a degree or two off for the north of Iceland.
The wind chill factor can make it feel much colder than the thermometer suggests though. With that in mind, make sure you pack a warm winter coat, extra layers, and gloves, scarf and wooly hat.
And don’t bother with umbrellas or baseball caps, you probably won’t be able to hold onto them long in the wind!
Is there snow in Iceland in January?
There’s also a good chance of snow in January, especially outside of Reykjavík. Across the whole month, average snowfall is around 20 cm (8 in).
Is it safe to drive in Iceland in January?
As January is one of the highest snowfall months in Iceland, driving can be a bit trickier (no thanks to the famous winter wind either). That said, trunk roads are cleared regularly and in cities most major roads will be snow-free.
As conditions can change rapidly, it pays to be flexible with your plans. It’s a good idea to stick to shorter day trips, such as the Golden Circle or south coast, rather than attempting to do the whole Ring Road.
So whilst driving in January in Iceland is doable, we wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not a confident winter driver. You could still enjoy a city break in Reykjavík with day trips by bus if you’d prefer to skip the driving.
How many hours of daylight are there in Iceland in January?
By the time January comes around, the days are already getting noticeably longer. You can expect around 4½–7 hours of daylight, depending on when exactly in the month you plan to travel.
At the start of January, the sun rises at around 11:20 a.m. and sets by around 3:45 p.m. By the end of the month, the sun appears as early as 10:10 a.m. and goes down at approximately 5:10 p.m.
So as you can see, you gain a few extra hours of daylight over the space of just a few weeks. This is worth bearing in mind when choosing your travel dates.
Can you see the Northern Lights in Iceland in January?
Absolutely! January provides ideal conditions for chasing down the lights. The 3 things you need are plenty of darkness, clear skies, and high solar activity. If these things coincide, then you’ll witness a spectacular light show.
- Check out these Northern Lights tours of Iceland.
- Blog: Best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland.
The good news is that January provides darkness in spades. And as the Icelandic weather never stays the same for long, there’s a good chance you’ll have at least one clear night during your stay.
You should know though that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, so even if the weather’s in your favor, you’re not guaranteed a sighting. Part of the attraction is their mystery and rarity, which makes chasing them down all the more exciting!
Get tips on how to spot the aurora with our guide to the Northern Lights in Iceland.
What to wear and what to pack for a trip to Iceland in January
Since January falls right in the middle of the Icelandic winter, it’s important to make sure you bring everything you need to keep warm and comfortable. As we mentioned earlier, the wind chill can make it feel much colder than it might seem.
The wind tends to be chilly and dry, but that’s nothing that you can’t protect yourself from with the right clothing! Here’s a list of essentials to take in January:
- Warm jacket with waterproof layer
- Woolen sweaters or fleeces
- Gloves, scarf, and wooly hat
- Solid hiking boots and thermal socks
- Warm underwear, such as long johns
- Swimming gear and towel for spas, hot springs, and pools
- Lip salve and moisturizer
Read our packing guide to get all the deets on what to bring on your Iceland trip.
Planning your trip to Iceland in January
Now you’re in the know, how do you go about making your dream January trip to Iceland a reality? First, decide if you want to attend any festivals such as New Year’s and Þorrablót. This will help you narrow down your dates.
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Secondly, think about what kind of activities you want to do, such as ice caving, and which parts of the country you want to see. The further you venture from Reykjavík, the more sunlight you’ll want to have.
At Iceland Tours, we’ve got a wide range of winter vacation packages. If you’re happy to drive in wintry conditions, choose a self-drive tour. Or go for a multi-day tour from Reykjavík if you prefer to travel by bus.
Once you’ve found the package that suits you, simply book it online. A great thing to know is that you can secure your booking with us with just a 5% deposit. And with our Book with Confidence promise, you can get a refund or rebook your tour should Covid-19 get in the way of your plans.
So why not get over to Iceland in January and experience the Land of Fire and Ice at its wintriest?
Ice Caves and Lava Caves in Iceland: Your Guide
Ice, lava, regular… no matter how you like your caves, Iceland’s got ’em in spades. There’s not too many places in the world where you can see all these different kinds of caves together. So if you love cave exploring, get yourself over to Iceland!
Seeing an ice cave in Iceland is an unforgettable experience. How many times have you actually stood inside a glacier, with nothing but clear, blue ice above your head?
- Check out these Iceland adventure tours with included ice cave and lava cave trips.
And if you want to see a lava cave, Iceland has you covered. These hollow tubes of volcanic rock allow you to stand where there once was molten lava flowing at high speed.
For the low-down on which ice caves and lava caves in Iceland to visit, keep on reading.
All about Iceland’s ice caves
How are the ice caves in Iceland formed?
All of Iceland’s natural ice caves have one thing in common (apart from being magical): they form deep underneath the glacial ice.
In the springtime, ice melts and drains into rivers that run underneath the glacier. As the winter approaches and the melting stops, these rivers run dry, leaving behind a void that freezes over.
This natural process creates extremely smooth, clear-blue ice tunnels. Some of them are big enough for you to walk inside!
The exact size and location of the ice caves change from year to year. With that in mind, you definitely need a guide if you want to see them.
There are also a small number of year-round ice caves that form around hot springs under the glacier. They’re generally not safe to visit due to the constant melting of ice.
- See more icy delights on one of these Iceland winter vacation packages.
- Find out about more of Iceland’s wonders in our nature & landscape guide.
Where are there ice caves in Iceland?
Iceland’s (and Europe’s) largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is big enough that ice caves form reliably winter after winter. This means it’s your best bet if you want to see glacial ice up close.
Most ice cave tours in Iceland start on the southeast coast near the Vatnajökull glacier. The Skaftafell National Park, not far from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, is a logical starting point.
- Related: Best glaciers to visit in Iceland.
Skaftafell National Park is around a 4- to 5-hour drive from Reykjavík. This means you’d be best off staying in a nearby town like Höfn, to make sure you have the time and energy to fully enjoy the experience!
Alternatively, you can join a Katla ice cave tour from Vík on the south coast, which is around a 3-hour drive from Reykjavík.
How can I see Iceland’s ice caves?
In wintertime, there are day tours available to Iceland’s ice caves. These are the only way to see them – venturing solo is not an option here. Plus, why wouldn’t you want the knowledge of a local guide who knows where all the best glacier ice caves are?
Because of how the ice caves in Iceland are formed, and for safety reasons, you can only visit them in deep winter from November to March.
Visiting Iceland in winter is great though, and not just because the ice caves are open! You can hunt down the Northern Lights, see snow-capped mountains, and watch new icebergs being born at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
- Choose from Iceland ice cave packages with included excursions.
- Blog: Northern Lights in Iceland – All about Aurora Borealis.
Can I hike on a glacier in Iceland?
Absolutely! Glacier hiking is a pretty one-off experience. You’ll be driven onto the glacier in a specially equipped super jeep (with humongous tires).
Your experienced guide will provide you with all the necessary gear, like safety helmets, crampons, and ice axes. After being given a quick tutorial on how to use the gear, you’ll head onto the glacier.
Once you’re there, you’ll be able to peer into deep crevasses and see mysterious ice formations.
What are the best lava caves in Iceland?
Iceland literally sits on a volcanic hotspot, straddling the faultline where the European and North American plates are slowly drifting apart. This means that wherever you are in Iceland, nature’s forces are at work beneath your feet!
You can see signs of this wherever you are in the country. Even driving from the airport to Reykjavík, you’ll pass through the enormous lava field of the Reykjanes peninsula (and the Fagradalsfjall volcano).
Lava caves and lava tunnels are another sign of the forces at work in underground Iceland. They were left behind by now-dormant volcanoes. The hexagonal columns of rock that line the walls are still clean and sharp, almost like they turned solid only yesterday.
How are lava caves formed in Iceland?
When a volcano erupts in Iceland, it’s because of a buildup of magma close to the earth’s surface. This molten rock collects in an existing weakness in the ground, called a fault. Eventually when the pressure gets too great, the magma breaches the surface as liquid lava.
This liquid lava finds its way through the crust via channels called lava tubes. These branch off from the magma chamber, which is basically a big boiling cauldron of earth.
When the eruption stops, it leaves behind this underground network of channels and chambers. This is what you’ll see – and walk inside – when you go on a lava cave tour in Iceland.
Where are the lava caves in Iceland?
Iceland has dozens of lava caves, but amongst the most famous are Surtshellir, Stefánshellir, and Víðgelmir. These are all in West Iceland, not far from the town of Borgarnes and the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
In South Iceland, there’s Raufarhólshellir and Þríhnúkagígur, both within driving distance of Reykjavík and Selfoss. In fact, there are day tours to Raufarhólshellir directly from Reykjavík, meaning it’s possible to see a lava cave even if you’re not driving yourself.
As you might have noticed from some of the names above, the Icelandic word hellir (HET-lir) means “cave”!
How can I see Iceland’s lava caves?
Unless you are an experienced caver, the only way to see Iceland’s lava caves is on a guided tour. This is the safest and most accessible option, and the one we recommend.
There are day tours to both Raufarhólshellir and Þríhnúkagígur led by experienced local guides. You’ll also be provided with all the necessary gear you need to enjoy the caves safely.
You should be prepared for a short hike to some caves, and of course inside them too. Make sure you’re wearing good hiking boots and bring a waterproof jacket. An extra thermal layer is a good idea too, as it can be cold inside!
With Iceland Tours, you have the option to add ice cave and lava cave tours to your travel plan. Take a look at our activities page to see what caving tours are available and when!
When you’re ready to book your Iceland cave adventure, why not browse through our vacation packages?