Zip & Ice Cave w. Tröll Expeditions
Zipline & Katla Ice Cave
This exciting combo tour gives you the best feel for Icelandic nature and glaciers. 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, which is ideal for the nature lover. Capacity: Max 12 people on the ziplines. Duration: 5 hours.
Price: ISK 29.900kr. (Full price: ISK 36.800kr.). Children 8-12 years old pay ISK 25.900kr. (Full price: ISK 32.800kr.)
Note that our partners at Tröll Expeditions partly operate this tour.
Zipline & Katla Ice Cave
About this experience
We have daily departures from Easter to Christmas (or thereabout).
Allow 5-6 hours for this combo experience.
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 thin beanie are optional. We recommend braiding long hair or tying it in a low bun to fit under the helmet.
Víkurbraut 5, Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland (check map). Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your booking time.
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 the schedule.
We’ll meet up at our base in Vík. If you arrive early, feel free to use the restroom facilities, use 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 in a harness and helmet, and head to the zipline starting point.
We start by hiking to the first of four ziplines. We will give you detailed safety instructions and ensure 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, 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 unique rock formation of Grafargil (Grave Canyon) to the next activity, Leap of Faith.
Lastly, the last zip line, 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
Our partners at Tröll Expeditions operate this tour.
After your exciting experience outdoors on our ziplines, you’ll find an experienced glacier guide from Tröll and a modified Super-jeep 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 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 the fascinating stories, tales and extraordinary geology connected to this beautiful area in the South of Iceland.
After the adventurous drive to the highlands, you will get off the Super-jeep near the glacier’s edge. 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 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 during this combo tour.
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.
Sorry, it’s not safe to zipline while you’re pregnant. Come back when you’ve become a mom.
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!
Hikingboots! Warm clothes (first layer) and Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer). Gloves and hat.
Tie your hair up (braid or tie it in a low bun), so it won’t get tangled.
COME RAIN OR SHINE
Tours operate rain or shine. If we cancel, we’ll try to contact you to reschedule or give you a refund.
Have any questions or concerns about our ziplines, weight or age restrictions or something else? Feel free to drop us a line if anything comes to mind. A phone call might be a better option if it’s close to your zipline adventure. Tel: +354 698 8890
The important bits!
It starts at 12 o’clock or 4 pm.
Lasts for: ca. 90-120 minutes.
Katla Ice Cave tour
It starts at 2 pm. or 6 pm.
Lasts for: ca. 3 hours.
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.
The Soup Company
Our meeting point, The Soup Company, sells heartwarming soups, delicious coffee, and cakes. Ask for their speciality.
A few more companies are located in the same building in 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
*An adult must accompany children
Our price ISK 31.280
Children 8-12 years old ISK 27.880
Full price: ISK 36.800 / ISK 32.800
NEED SOMETHING MORE CUSTOM? YOU DREAM IT, AND 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 to the activities in Vík? Whatever it is, we can customize it to your needs. Get in touch.
Remember your hiking boots! You will be travelling in Iceland, our terrain is more or less untouched, and we would like to keep it that way. That’s why we don’t make concrete walking paths in the landscape but follow narrow, uneven sheep trails along our trails. Hiking boots help when the route is wet and slippery and support your ankles if you are unused to walking on uneven surfaces.
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