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Katlatrack meeting point
Most Katlatrack tours depart from Vík in South Iceland. Our meeting point is at Austurvegur 16, next to the N1 gas station in Vík. You can get driving directions from your current location with Google Maps.
Southern Iceland is, hands down, one of the best locations to explore an ice cave in Iceland. With so many local glaciers, the landscape is constantly shifting and changing to create these unique formations. One of our favourite pass-times is discovering new super-secret ice caves. And because we know the area so well, we know just where to find them, even outside of the typical ‘ice cave season’. We love nothing more than sharing this year’s caves with our guests, before they’re gone forever.
As our name suggests, many of Katlatrack’s tours take place in the areas surrounding the famous Katla Volcano in South Iceland. Katla is actually a sub-glacial volcano, lying directly beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Of the approximately 130 volcanos in Iceland, only about 30 are still active today and Katla is one of these. Thankfully, the volcano is currently dormant and our Under the Volcano Tour provides a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with this sleeping giant!
Perhaps you’d like to spend a day hunting for secret waterfalls or hidden caves? Maybe you’d love to see where some of your favourite movies were shot or take a custom Game of Thrones Tour? Or perhaps you need a family-friendly tour, complete with adventure, as many bathrooms stop as you like and plenty of tales about mischievous elves and trolls? Our custom private tours are perfect for all of these requests and more. Tell us what you’re keen to see and do, and we’ll make it happen.
Katlatrack was established by Guðjón Þorsteinn Guðmundsonin in the spring of 2009. It was the first licenced company to offer tours in the area surrounding Katla, Iceland’s most powerful volcano.
Guðjón was born and bred in Mýrdalur in the county of Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, South Iceland. As a passionate mountaineer, he has a vast amount of knowledge about the local area and its unique landscapes. Guðjón formed Katlatrack as a way to show visitors to Vik the amazing offbeat locations that surround the Katla Volcano. Rather than visiting the typical tourist spots, he wanted to take people off the beaten path and show them the real Iceland, and the hidden gems that most never get to see.
Today Katlatrack has grown and Guðjón is joined by five additional guides, along with his wife Sæunn, who takes care of Katlatrack’s guest services. All of Katlatrack’s guides are proud locals, trained Super Jeep drivers and experienced glacier guides. They each share Guðjón’s passion for the local landscape, its history and its folklore. And while the company has changed, Guðjón’s original goal remains the same – to show visitors to Iceland something more than the usually overcrowded tourist hotspots, and share a side of Iceland that very few will ever experience.
Guðjón Þorsteinn Guðmundson
Owner of Katlatrack
Just book it! You won't regret it.
We booked this trip to see the caves in the Katla glacier and we didn’t regret it one bit. It was an unbelievable experience and a must do if you plan to visit Iceland. Our guide A.J. was fun, educational and amazing. Really a must do!
We had a wonderful experience! Besides the amazing sightings, our experienced guide made it even more interesting with his knowledge, sense of humour and enthusiasm. I truly recommend Katlatrack Adventure Tours (which is a family run local company!)
Katla Ice Cave
Bessi was an amazing guide. The trip was absolutely incredible, safe, and shouldn’t be missed if going to this region. The best part is that the caves are constantly changing as the glacier evolves season after season, so no two tours are exactly alike. The landscapes around the ice cave alone are worth the trip (scenes from Star Wars were filmed there), and the ice cave itself is amazing. Memories to last a lifetime!
My friend and I had a lot of fun doing “Katla Ice Cave Tour”. All guides have a good sense of humour and tell a lot of very interesting stories, visit the cave was also very exciting. Remember about good shoes and take your gloves with you. I highly recommend it to everyone!!
A highlight - Do not miss!
Worth every dollar, do not miss this opportunity to go into an ice cave and see a beautiful black sand beach. (not the tourist one). This one really has fine black sand. Seeing a glacier up close was an experience of a lifetime. We have hiked several glaciers but this was much much better and was not too strenuous. I felt safe at all times.
Austurvegur 18, 870 Vík