Volcanic History Tour

By Katla Glacier and Volcano

Super Jeep Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Level: Easy

Mai – October

Departure time: 08:00 am

For three hours take you on a ride to explore the volcanic region east of Vík called Mydalssandur in a massive Mercedes Sprinter Super Jeep. Myrdalssandur is a flood plain and sand desert created by the massive water outbursts (some of the biggest on the planet) that come down from the glacier when Katla volcano underneath it blows. The stories about Katla are so famous that Astrid Lindgren even named one of her characters, a dragon, after the volcano.

You are gonna find out more about the volcanic history in this area, hear famous Icelandic stories told over generations, learn about the wildlife in this area. If you like Star Wars you are in for a treat, because “Rogue One” was filmed in the area that we drive through. The landscape impresses with picturesque views that are ideal to take great photos. We are gonna visit the glacier and its ash layers in the ice. If conditions allow it we even take a look inside the ice cave (usually this is however only possible in the winter). On the way back we visit an old sea cave where lots of birds and different plants can be spotted and enjoy an empty black sand beach. This tour is suitable for both young and old and a family friendly experience.