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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 587 9999
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Ranked #54 of 219 Activities in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Icelandic Mountain Guides is proud to be an award winning as well as a leading company for staff training in Icelandic tourism. We have 20 years of... more » Owner description: Icelandic Mountain Guides is proud to be an award winning as well as a leading company for staff training in Icelandic tourism. We have 20 years of experience in educating, entertaining and assuring the safety of our guests. This applies to the Greenland Icecap, the summit of Antarctica and everywhere in between. The pinnacle of our educational program is the 27 days of direct training and exams our glacier guides go through from the time they are hired until they achieve the requirements for an IMG Mountain Guide. The award winning training program is based on safety and training standards from New Zealand. In addition to training courses, our guides work over 100 days under direct and indirect supervision and are required to advance to a certain standard in their personal mountaineering. Most of our guides will have completed an eight day Wilderness First Responder first aid course and have received advanced training from working with the elite units of Icelandic rescue teams. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We took a bunch of students on this hike and glacier walk run by Artic Adventures. We met the guides in the car park and then hiked up to the glacier through beautiful hillside (about30 mins). Wear warm gear for the glacier as it can be chilly especially if there is a wind. You are given crampons, an ice pic... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

we did the blue ice experience with tour guide Donna this morning. tour itself was ok since it was only 2 hours. I was so disgusted by Donna's attitude, especially towards asians. Right from the beginning, she was very impatient and rude. When we were walking on the glacier, she only explained how glacier is formed and nothing else. she... More

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IceMountainGuides, Public Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Karry W., We at Icelandic Mountain Guides want to offer our most sincere apology for the negative experience you had with our guide. Though not reflected in your experience, we truly strive to provide high quality tours that offer great experiences in Iceland's beautiful nature. We also realize that you have probably come a long way to visit Iceland.... More

Centennial, Colorado
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great experience with the Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours. We did the Blue Ice Experience and it was, indeed, an easy 2-hour hike on the glacier. You don't go far and it takes minimal fitness. But it was a lovely day and we appreciated the opportunity to take our time and get a feel for the... More

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I went on the Glacier Hike and Northern Lights tour on October 5, 2014 with my friends. I had so much fun on this tour! It didn’t start too early, so we were able to eat breakfast and relax a little before we got picked up. Our first stop was to see the waterfall, Skógafoss. It was a beautiful day... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I can't say enough how awesome Iceland Mountain Guides was on our ice climbing tour. Robert really made us feel welcomed, and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him. We were fitted for our boots and crampons- and then we were off! Since the glacier has been rapidly receding and huge portions have broken off, we took a short hike... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On a self drive trip around thr ring road over 7 days we didn't have long at Skaftafell so opted for the Blue Ice Experience, our guide Max was excellent, the pace of the walk was good with some well thought out photo opportunities, care and attention over more difficult terrain and Max's explanations of the glacier landscape and formations... More

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was an amazing day for us! The guide was extremely patient while I got used to the crampons which really helped me enjoy the day. This tour was authentic - we had dinner at a local farm/hotel, and did get to see the northern lights. This was our first tour in Iceland and it certainly set the tone for... More

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florida
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

took the 4 hour hike on Svinafellsjokull and loved it!! there was only 3 spots left on our tour, but they let all 4 of us go. Our guide, Thorsteinn, was very knowledgeable and very funny, we had a beautiful sunny day which really made the ice glisten. I really can't understand how some people did not like the experience,... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went on a glacier hike on the Svínafellsjökull glacier. It was 4 hours long and three hours longer than it really should have been. It really wasn't all that interesting or varied after the first hour. My pregnant wife went along who had a miserable time. No place for her to go to the restroom. Our guide was nice.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The 10th of September we decided to do the tour Blue Ice Adventure (IMG11) with a cost of 8900 ISK per person, which by the way is not any longer in their website. Walking over a glacier with crampons can be a wonderful experience, if you have an other guide... we had one called Steffan and he's the worst I... More

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