Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave | Super Jeep from Vik

All year Daily About 3 hours Vík Village Easy Min 8 years old

After being picked up from Vík, we’ll take you on the road of “no man” that will take you to the mysterious cave. The road is bumpy and views are out-of-this-planet. You’ll feel like you are taking a sneaky peek into the highlands are you see yourself surrounded by mountains covered in moss.

The ice cave is located in Kötlujökull Glacier which is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Underneath awaits the mighty volcano Katla, that names both the glacier and the ice cave.

Once you arrive to the glacier, your guide will hand you all the necessary ice cave equipment and go over a safety briefing and facts about glaciers and ice caves. You’ll take a fun walk on the glacier with your experienced glacier guide before you enter the famous cave of “dragon glass”.

The view inside the Ice Cave is truly spectacular the combination of the colors of the ice we don’t think are possible in nature, which is why this cave is also known as the “Dragon Ice Cave” because of Game of Thrones.


Tour highlights

  • Natural Ice Cave by Katla volcano
  • Views of Ice Formations
  • Super Jeep Ride towards Kötlujökull
  • Small Group Experience


  • Ride on a Super Jeep into the country
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Fun Glacier Walk
  • All Safety Ice Cave Equipment: crampons, helmet, and a headlamp

Good to know

Ice caves are a dynamic natural phenomena. New unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour.

All the photos on our website are from the current season, but some formations we visit might have changed due to the natural reasons.

We highly recommend that you arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed or refunded.

The meeting point for this tour is inside The Soup Company Restaurant (Víkurbraut 5) in Vík. To find the exact location and directions, you can look up ”Tröll Expeditions Katla Ice Cave” on Google Maps . Your guide will be waiting for you by our Super Jeep, with a sign of this tour.

Driving time to Vík from Reykjavík is around 2 hours 30 minutes in good road conditions.


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