Katla Ice Cave with Tröll Expeditions

Zipline & Katla Ice Cave

You get the best feel for Icelandic nature and glaciers with this exciting combo tour.  First, you get to experience our ever-exciting ziplines and when you finish your zipline adventure, you jump right into a Super Jeep with Tröll Expeditions to explore the mighty Dragon Glass caves of ash and ice. Remember to admire the majestic mountains and fields of moss.

Booking both together get’s you a 15% discount on both activities, ideal for the nature lover. Capacity: Max 12 people on the ziplines. Duration: 5 hours.

Price: ISK 29.900kr. (Full price: ISK 34.800kr.). Children 8-12 years old pay ISK 25.900kr. (Full price: ISK 30.800kr.)

Note that this tour is partly operated by our partners at Tröll Expeditions.

1/2 day adventure – Zipline & Lava show

About this experience

Availability

Easter to Christmas.

Duration

Allow 5-6 hours for this combo experience.

Included

All safety equipment, a ride to the starting point from the meeting point, certificated guided hikes, four ziplines and an Ice Cave tour with Tröll Expeditions. 

You will need

Hiking shoes and warm, windproof clothes – dress according to the weather. Gloves and a beanie to fit under your helmet If you have long hair it’s recommended to braid it or tie it in a low bun.

Meeting Point

Víkurbraut 5, Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland (check map). Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your booking time.

Weather

Sometimes we need to change departure times slightly due to the weather. Please check your email before your booked time and leave us a phone number so we can call or text you in case we have to contact you with changes in schedule.

Zipline
We meet up on location at our base. If you arrive early feel free to use the restroom facilities, make use of Wi-Fi and sip a cup of tea or coffee before our guides arrive to meet you. You will be briefed on safety protocols, get dressed up in a harness and helmet and drive to the zipline starting point.

We start by hiking to the first of 4 ziplines. We will give you detailed safety instructions and make sure you are comfortable with what to do during the experience so you will enjoy our ziplines to the fullest and stay safe. Once you’re ready then you wait your turn and next thing you know, you are zipping above Grafargil canyon, heart pumping with excitement on our two first ziplines, Big Rush and The Gentle Giant.

Then we take a short hike through the amazing rock formation of Grafargil (Grave Canyon) to the next activity, named Leap of Faith.

Lastly, the last zip line that we call Big Rush, will take you over a stunning waterfall, named Hundafoss. Last but not least we head back for some more adventures.

Katla Ice Cave
This tour is operated by our partners at Tröll Expeditions

After your exciting experience outdoors on our ziplines,  you’ll find an experienced glacier guide from Tröll and a modified Super-jeep right at our meeting point. Climb aboard an off-road monster truck that will navigate you through rough terrain towards the edges of the legendary Katla Volcano and the massive icecap which resides above it. Tour departures vary depending on your booking time. 

As you absorb the sweeping views of the mountains, glaciers and black volcanic deserts of the Mýrdalssandur flood plains, your guide will share with you the fascinating stories, tales and extraordinary geology that are connected to this beautiful area in the South of Iceland.

After the adventurous drive up to the highlands, you will get off the Super-jeep near the edge of the glacier. You will be given a helmet, headlamps and crampons to wear whilst hiking. Your qualified guide will inform you on how to use the gear and how to stay safe and secure during this adventure that takes us through multiple ice formations in the volcanic glacier outlets of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which is inaccessible to the typical tourist.

Katla is a name that will put shivers down any Icelander’s spine. She is one of Iceland’s most feared and devastating volcanoes. Having been dormant for over 100 years to this day, we want to take you up to her roots for an unforgettable adventure, playing in the fire and ice and seeing the picturesque landscapes that have been formed and shaped by the might and power of the previous Katla eruptions.

Requirements & preparations

Check your age

You must be age 8 or older. A legal guardian must acompany or sign to allow kids under 18 to zip.

Break out the scale

Participents must weigh between 30 – 120 kg. (65-260 lbs.)

PROTECT YOUR FEET

Waterproof hiking boots are mandatory

take a breather

You must be able to hike ca. 3 km. (or 1-2 miles) at elevation and over uneven surface.

Afraid of heights?

Tell your guides and we’ll do the best to make you comfortable, you can always cancel. T&C applies.

Pregnant ladies

Sorry, it’s not safe to zipline while you’re pregnant. Come back when you’ve become a mom.

ARRIVE EARLY

Check in 20 minutes prior to your tour time. Please remember not to be late! Come ready to get outside your comfort zone and have a blast!

DRESS APPROPRIATELY

Warm clothes (first layer) and Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer). Gloves and hat.

UNTANGLE

Tie your hair up (either braid it or tie it in a low bun) so it won’t get tangled.

COME RAIN OR SHINE

Tours operate rain or shine. If we do cancel, we’ll make every effort to contact you to reschedule or refund the tour.

Questions?

Have any questions or concerns about our ziplines or the Icelandic Lava show, weight or age restrictions or something else? Feel free to drop us a line if anything comes to mind. If it’s close to your Vík Adventure experience a phone call might be a better option. Tel: +354 698 8890

Important times

Zipline Adventure
Starts at: 12 o’clock or 4 pm.
Lasts for: ca. 90-120 minutes.

Katla Ice Cave tour
Starts at: 2 pm. or 6 pm.
Lasts for: ca. 3 hours.

Tröll Expeditions

Our partners at Tröll have amazing modified Super-Jeeps that will take you through the stunning landscape of Mýrdalssandur. Where you can admire the majestic mountains and fields of moss on the way to Katla volcano and the massive icecap which resides above it. 

Zipline Adventure

You’ll start with this exhilarating and fun activity. Enjoy, have fun and remember your HIKING BOOTS!

The Soup Company

Our meeting point The Soup Company, sells heartwarming soups and delicious coffee and cakes. Ask for their speciality.

A few more companies are located in the same building in the centre of the village of Vík. You’ll find True Adventure, Tröll and Lava Show here. 

Address: Víkurbraut 5, Vík (Google maps link)

Zipline & Katla Ice Cave

Book here

*Children must be accompanied by an adult

Our price ISK 29.580
Children 8-12 years old ISK 26.180

Full price: ISK 34.800 / ISK 30.800

NEED SOMETHING MORE CUSTOM? YOU DREAM IT, WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN

Do you have a big group or just a small group wanting privacy. Want to entertain your staff or add on to the activities in Vík. Whatever it is we can cuztomize it to your needs. Get in touch.

Hiking boots

Remember your hiking boots! You will be travelling in Iceland, our terrain is mostly untouched and we would like to keep it that way. That’s why we don’t make huge walking paths in the landscape but follow narrow and uneven sheep trails along our trails. Hiking boots help you when the route is wet and slippery and support your ankles if you are unused to walking on an uneven surfaces.

  • star rating  Me and my family go there every year. 3 years now. And will go back next year. The walk through the ravine is awesome and the guides tell very good... read more

    Svavar T
    June 1, 2022
  • star rating  Traveling with three teenagers for family vacation, we looked for something fun to do to break up our trip. This was just what we needed! We have zip lined... read more

    Tina
    June 1, 2022
  • star rating  Best experience! Such a beautiful area and the staff were so patient when we kept stopping to take pictures of the landscape.

    Solbjørg
    June 1, 2022
  • star rating  An experience that is just fun. Recommended for everyone. 4 ziplines and a surprise at the end. The guides were in a good mood and you never had the feeling... read more

    Jürgen M
    June 1, 2022
  • star rating  My husband and I had a fantastic time zip lining in Vik! The scenery is gorgeous and it was so much fun! The hike through the river canyon (don’t worry... read more

    CJMartini
    June 1, 2022