Custom Tour

Custom Tour

Custom tour

Let us make the perfect tour just the way you want it.

If you would like to go to places or see things that are not included in our other tours, feel free to contact us and we can make it happen.

Our goal is to make your stay in the south of Iceland the most memorable part of your whole trip to Iceland.

We can put together a trip that fits your request, then we bring some joy and fun and some local folk stories. Secret waterfalls, caves, mountains, black beaches or a mix of it all, we‘ll make it happen.

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South Coast and Ice Cave Tour – Reykjavik

South Coast and Ice Cave Tour – Reykjavik

One day South Coast and Ice cave tour – Reykjavík

36.900 ISK

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Departure

Pick-up from Town Hall of Reykjavík, Tjarnargötu 11 or Hlemmur Bus Stop

Duration

10 – 12 hours

Availability

All year round, based on conditions

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 Guests / Maximum 12 Guests

MINIMUM AGE

12 years (please see our ‘Custom Tours’ for younger guests)

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Included

Local Guide, Expert Ice Cave Guide, minibus, Super Jeep Transport, safety equipment for exploring the Ice Cave (includes helmet, headlamp and crampons).

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to weather, waterproof rain gear, hat and gloves. Hiking shoes or snow boots are essential.

Highlights

Reynisdrangar, Vik, Ice Caves, Glacier walk, Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Offbeat and private locations, Off-road driving in a Super Jeep, expert local guides.

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ABOUT THE TOUR

It’s now possible to explore both the South Coast of Iceland AND a natural ice cave in a single day tour from Reykjavik.  There’s no need to choose between one tour or the other, and no need to hire a car.  Let us take care of everything while you sit back, relax, and prepare to be awed by just how much natural beauty we have to show you in one day.  This is a once in a lifetime adventure that you can only experience with a Katlatrack guide.  We are the only tour company to combine a South Coast tour with a visit to a natural ice cave in a single day.

Our day starts at 8:00am, when your Katlatrack driver collects you from central Reykjavik.  Our small group will head south, as we wind our way through the ever changing scenery towards the breathtaking south coast.  Our first stop is Hvolsvöllur for some coffee and snacks for the day.

The next stop is our home town of Vik, where we meet up with your Katlatrack Ice Cave Guide and our adventure begins!  We’ll climb into a super jeep and take an exhilarating ride through the private back road of Vik to reach the glacier area. 

In true Katlatrack style, this will be an offbeat experience that will show you the quieter, authentic side of Iceland, far away from the crowds and the mainstream tours.  As local guides, we spend more time than anyone else exploring this landscape and we know where all of the best ice caves hide!  We’re also proud to say that we are one of the very few companies who can offer ice cave tours all year round, thanks to our extensive local knowledge and our expert caving skills. 

As always, your safety is paramount on our tours.  Visitors should never risk exploring an ice cave without a highly experienced guide, so after fitting you up with some of our loan equipment (a helmet, head lamp and some crampons for your shoes), we’ll provide a full safety brief before making our way to the cave.  After a short (10-15 minute) walk across the glacier, we’re ready to enter our ice cave! 

When we say, “visiting an ice cave is a once in a lifetime experience”, this is 100% true.  The ice caves are constantly melting and reforming all the time, so we love to share this year’s caves with our guests before they are gone forever.  We’ll spend around 30 to 45 minutes inside the cave, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore, admire the crazy shapes and beautiful colours, take photos, ask questions, and learn all about how these magnificent structures are formed.  After a short hike back to the super jeep, we’ll take another exciting ride through the wild local terrain on our way back to Vik.

From here, we’ll wave farewell to your Ice Cave Guide and start our journey back to Reykjavik.  Our adventure continues on the way home however, as we detour along Iceland’s Ring Road and pay a visit to two of its most famous waterfalls.

Our first stop is the thundering Skógafoss, where you’ll marvel at the power of this towering waterfall and learn all about the legend of the secret treasure that it hides.  Our final stop is Seljalandsfoss, a truly magnificent and picturesque waterfall, and one that you can even walk behind during the summer months.

Our tour will then conclude back in Reykjavik, where our driver will leave you with many memories to keep and many stories to share.

Vik – One Hour Express

Vik – One Hour Express

Best of Vík – 1-hour express

12.900 ISK

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Departure

Katlatrack Meeting Point in Vík town. There is a huge sign to the right of the N1 gas station in Vík.

Duration

1 hour

Availability

All year round, based on conditions

GROUP SIZE

2 – 12 persons per guide

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Included

A local guide and transportation in a Super Jeep.

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to weather, rain gear and comfortable walking shoes.

Highlights

Express 1 hour tour, cheapest Super Jeep Tour in Iceland, Private locations, VÍk, Reynisdrangar, Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey, 4×4 River Crossing

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ABOUT THE TOUR

Give us one hour and we’ll show you our home town like no one else can.  We promise that you won’t see Vik like this with any other tour company.  Our ‘Best of Vik – 1 Hour Express Tour’ is not only the fastest way to experience Vik, it’s also the cheapest Super Jeep tour available in Iceland.

Your local guide will meet you in Vik before our small group heads out of town towards the mountains.  You’ll feel the first rush of adrenaline as our Super Jeep climbs the steepest mountain road in Iceland – a privately owned roadway that you can only access with a Katlatrack guide.  We’ll see many beautiful tones and textures along the way as we travel to the peak of Reynisfjall, a majestic mountain dating all the way back to the Ice Age.  Once at the top, we’ll climb out of the Jeep and your jaw will hit the ground as the incredible, panoramic view is finally revealed.

From here we can see Reynisdrangar’s distinctive rocky columns jutting out of the Atlantic, along with the most famous black sand beach in Iceland, Reynisfjara.  A little to the west we can also see the famous arch of Dyrhólaey, a rocky peninsula formed thousands of years ago by a volcanic eruption.  You’ll experience a completely unique, birds eye perspective over some of Iceland’s most iconic locations.  Better still, you get to enjoy this breathtaking landscape in complete peace and privacy, with only a handful of other guests for company.

There will be plenty of time for photos, and plenty of ‘pinch me!’ moments before we climb back in the Jeep and depart for Vik.  On our way home we’ll step back in time to the 1930’s and travel on the first road that was ever built for cars in South Iceland.  Along the way, your local guide will tell you the story of Vik, and the mysterious mountains that surround our home town.  We’ll also share the tales that we grew up with and you’ll lean all about the famous trolls of Reynisdrangar, and how these sea stacks came to be.

Finally, we’ll put our Super Jeep to work and head off-road for a little taste of the adventure that you came for!  We’ll cross a river and take you across some epic, wild terrain before depositing you safely back in Vik.

Directions to Katlatrack meeting point

Katla Ice Cave Tour

Katla ice cave tour

29.900 ISK

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Departure

N1 gas station, Vík

Duration

3 – 4 hours

Availability

All year round, based on condition

GROUP SIZE

2 – 12 persons per guide

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Included

Stops at 2-3 ice caves, local guide, Super jeep transport and glacier safety equipment.

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to weather, hat and gloves. Hiking shoes or snow boots are essential.

Highlights

Ice caves and black beach

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Directions to Katlatrack meeting point

ABOUT THE TOUR

Did you know there is a green here in Iceland that exists nowhere else in the world?  It’s true, and we would love to show you some of the most interestingly shaped vivid green mountains in the highlands.  You’ll experience many other natural wonders on our ice cave tour, including an 800 year old ice cave that presents you with black, white and BLUE ice!  Can you imagine seeing a blue ice cave with your very own eyes?  It’s something that you will never forget. You’ll also cap off your day tour with a visit to a private black sand beach, followed by some iconic film set locations and plenty of other highlights along the way.  This is no ordinary sightseeing tour.  Our glacier adventures will take you well beyond the usual tourist trail and show you pure Iceland – a magnificent side of Iceland’s nature that very few visitors will ever experience.

Our day begins at the Katlatrack meeting point in Vik.  From here, our small group will climb into the super jeep and head high up into the mountains for an exhilarating ride towards the glacier.  Along the way, you’ll get to admire the distinctive green mountains and many other spectacular sights, tones and textures, as we make our way through the glaciers and ice formations. 

Our first stop is at the front of Kötlujökull, the Katla outlet glacier.  Kötlujökull is actually part of the famous Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland.  Your safety is paramount at all times on a Katlatrack tour, so we will pause here and your glacier guide will fit you up with some loan equipment (a helmet, head lamp and crampons) and provide you with a full safety briefing.

From here it’s a fun 10 to 15 minute glacier hike across the ice, then it’s time to explore your first ice cave!  You’ll marvel at the magnificent colours and textures inside the ice cave, and the crazy shapes and crystal ice will leave you in awe.  Your Katlatrack guide will share the history of the ice cave and explain how it was formed.  You’ll learn how the volcanic eruptions of the Katla volcano caused the ash and sand to combine with the ice, to form the incredible shades of black and blue that appear almost like ‘dragon glass’.  There will be plenty of photo opportunities, and plenty of time to ask questions and learn all you wish to know about these magnificent icy structures.

After we have spent some time in the main cave we’ll take another short glacier walk, as we hunt for secret waterfalls and hidden glacier canyons.  We’ll also explore one or two other ice caves, depending upon the current conditions on the glacier.

You may have heard that visiting an ice cave is a “once in a lifetime experience”.  This couldn’t be more true, and we love nothing more than sharing this very unique experience with our guests!  Iceland’s ice caves are constantly shifting and changing with the seasons, so the caves that you will experience on your glacier tour will never exist in the same form again.  We are always scouting the glacier ice for new and hidden caves, so we know exactly where to find the most spectacular (and the safest) ice caves to show you on our tours.  Some of these caves are on private land that can only be accessed with a Katlatrack guide, so it is also possible that your tour will include a visit to a secret ice cave.

After our ice caving adventure, we’ll head back to the super jeep for our next destination, a private black sand beach.  You will already be very familiar with Iceland’s most famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, and we definitely recommend that you explore this beach in your own time.  However, in true Katlatrack style, we prefer to take you off the beaten path on our tours.  Therefore, we will visit a lesser known black sand beach that you can explore and enjoy in privacy, far away from the tourist crowds.

Our jeep then takes an exciting detour through the wild terrain, as we drive through the actual film set from Star Wars Rogue One.  You’ll see exactly where the opening scenes were shot, as your guide shares all of the behind the scenes details.  We then take in some more filming locations on our way home, as we visit the film sets of some other favourites, such as Transformers, Noah and Oblivion.  Along the way, you will also enjoy some other memorable sights from the comfort of the jeep, including the historical promontory of Hjörleifshöfði (named after one of the first Viking settlers in Iceland), the distinctive Reynisdrangar sea stacks, and of course, the beautiful local area around Vik.

At Katlatrack, we pride ourselves on offering a truly offbeat experience that shows you the real Iceland, rather than the overrun tourist hot spots.  South Iceland is home to some of the most magnificent scenery that Iceland can offer, and it is also our home.  Katlatrack was the first company to offer South Coast tours, and today we are the only tour company to combine both a glacier hike and an ice cave tour into a single day trip.  We are also the only tour operators who have a Snow Cat to ferry you to the ice cave when the glacier is packed with snow.  Our local knowledge (and our Snow Cat!) makes us one of the only tour companies who can offer ice cave tours all year round. 

As locals, we are fiercely proud of our home, and we love to share the story of our landscape, its history, its hidden gems and its fascinating tales.  We also appreciate how unpredictable and potentially how dangerous this landscape can be.  Each and every Katlatrack guide is both highly trained and highly experienced in all weather conditions – both on the road and inside the ice caves.  As locals, we know this landscape inside out, and we can easily switch to a ‘Plan B’ location if the current conditions are unfavourable or unsafe in any way.  We also reserve the right to cancel the tour if the conditions are simply too dangerous.  Your safety comes first at all times.

This is not an adventure for those who are claustrophobic (or scared of the dark!!), but it is most certainly a once in a lifetime experience for those who have an endless curiosity, and the desire for exploration running through their veins!  We can’t wait to show you Iceland our way, so pack your warmest winter layers, your camera and your snow boots or hiking shoes and book this tour today.  We’ve saved a seat in the jeep for you!

FastTrack Ice Cave Tour

Fast track ice cave tour

19.990 ISK

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Departure

Katlatrack Meeting Point in Vík town. There is a huge sign to the right of the N1 gas station in Vík.

Duration

2,5 – 3 hours

Availability

All year round

GROUP SIZE

2 – 12 persons per guide

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Included

A local guide, transportation in a Super Jeep, 45-60 minutes in the glacier Ice Cave area, and all necessary safety gear (helmet, headlamp, and crampons).

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to weather, rain gear and hiking boots.

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ABOUT THE TOUR

Hands down the fastest way to experience in Ice Cave in Iceland! If your trip is short and action-packed, seeing an ice cave may seem like it would be impossible for you to have on your agenda, but with us, it was never so easy! Our Katlatrack Team, will meet you at our meeting point in Vik Iceland. You will then embark on a beautiful and exciting super jeep ride to the secret area of one of our 13 glaciers (30-60 minute super jeep ride)! Once at the glacier area, you will borrow gear (IE, helmet, headlamp, and crampons) and our local guide will do an educational brief on safety, what to expect, etc. You’ll take a super fun walk to the glacier ice cave (5-10 minutes) and go inside to explore it. We will have a total of 45-60 minutes in the glacier area for photos and exploration. Our local Vik Iceland guide will give you a little more insight into how the ice cave was formed and answer any questions you may have. After ample time for your photos and selfies, we hike back out and take the gear off. Then it’s time to get you back to the Katlatrack meeting point so you can continue on with your own agenda of discovering Iceland!

Directions to Katlatrack meeting point