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Ice Cave by Katla Volcano Super Jeep from Vik

1. Ice Cave by Katla Volcano Super Jeep from Vik

From Vík, take a jeep ride to the natural ice cave at Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, situated below the Katla volcano. Equipped with crampons and a helmet, you’ll be ready to explore this natural phenomenon. Wander through the cave and marvel at spectacular color combinations of blue, gray and black, as your guide tells you about the glacier and the ice cave’s formation.

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Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

2. Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

Go on a glacier snowmobiling ride on the majestic Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, an ice cap to the north of Vik, while enjoying panoramic views of the South Coast. Begin your tour at the Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp. Meet your guide and get dressed up in an insulated cover-all. Then, step aboard the glacier truck, specially modified to climb the steep mountain road leading up to the edge of the glacier. Once you reach the snowmobiles, get a briefing from the guide on how to safely operate the gear, before starting the ride. Be safely led through the crevassed ice field of Mýrdalsjökull. Upon making it to the top of the ice cap, step off the snowmobiles to admire the amazing views of Iceland's South Coast. Below your feet rests the giant Katla Volcano, hidden beneath the ice cap. After an hour-long ride, head back to the Base Camp. Make sure not to forget your camera to savor the sheer magnitude of the glacier.

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South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

3. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing on how to operate the ATVs. When everyone is ready, it's take-off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Cross this desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands in 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness views of the surrounding area. From the beach, see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Looking inland, you can see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, your adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

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From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

4. From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

Marvel at the dramatic south of Iceland and its coastline on a guided day trip from Reykjavik. This excursion to Iceland’s stunning South Coast is ideal for nature lovers. The drive will take you through one of the country's most scenic regions, traveling as far as Vík. Enjoy a drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt. See the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations. Explore the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and take a walk behind it. You’ll also visit the Skógafoss Waterfall. Continue to the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the active Katla volcano is located under the icecap.

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Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

5. Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

Take a trip with a private guide and vehicle to the South Coast of Iceland with its many natural wonders to enjoy. You will drive through lava fields and past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall, the Solheimajokull glacier, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs, and stunning sea stacks. On the road, enjoy a nice view of Hekla volcano, Iceland's most active volcano, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier which erupted in 2010. Get a stunning view of Mýrdallsjökull, known as one of Iceland's largest glaciers.

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What people are saying about Mýrdalsjökull

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 380 reviews

WOW!! What an experience!! Everything was great! Safety was definitely a priority! Our guide Sven, I cannot say enough about how enlightening and informative he was, with a gregarious personality! He shared his extensive wealth of knowledge regarding the glaciers and geology of the Katla volcano area. The ride was as much a highlight as was the glacier and ice caves. Would we book again… heck yeah and will bring more friends too!!!

An amazing experience. We had never driven an ATV before but instructions were clear and it was easy to use. Absolutely stunning driving along the black sand beaches and to the plane wreck. Plenty of other fun parts to the drive along the way. It rained the whole time but it honestly did not matter as the clothing provided was enough to keep you clean, warm and dry. Recommend +++

It was a really great excursion. It was really worth it to see the icecave and being sorrounded by glaciers. All mountains were full of ice/snow. Like outter space.Very interesting journey by such a different jeep vehicle.

Excellent activity the guide was very professional. The superb hike and the exploration of the impressive caves I highly recommend this excursion We loved the departure in the super jeep !!

The guide was very funny, and the tour was exciting. Wonderful experience!! 100% recommended