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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 587 9999
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Ranked #52 of 212 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We did the Blue Ice Experience, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! It's not every day you get to walk on a glacier, and the scale of it is incredible. Our guide was really knowledgeable, helpful and funny and made the trek even better. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone, it's really good value... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Myself and my partner are active individuals who hike on holiday frequently. We did a one day hike back in June 2014. All was going well and it could have been the most wonderful hike with varied scenery but the guides really let us down. We were hiking in the middle of the group with a guide at the front... More

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Markham, Ontario
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 children, aged 11 and 14) participated in the "Horses and Glaciers" tours in August 2014 and it was one of my favourite days in Iceland! The horseback riding was run by Eldhestar. A bit of confusion with the pick up since Eldhestar arrived earlier than expected (at the prearranged location, not our... More

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We did two tours with this company and found them to be easy to deal with, reliable, on time and excellent guides. Answered questions promptly and payment was easy. Would highly recommend them. Reykjavik by Food Turned out we were the only customer that day so it was just the two of us and our guide Samuel. What a great... More

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Quilpie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

the first part of our trip we went to a geothermal area where we had the chance to have a dip in the thermal waters , have a look at some steam vents and mud pits. Stefan Pall our guide was excellent guiding us on how best to walk and steady ourselves on the terrain as well as giving us... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We actually did activities with IMG at Skaftafell rather than from Reykjavik. I can't praise the guides higly enough. We did both a glacier adventure and ice climbing and in each case they helped us to achieve our potential and have a really enjoyable experience. They were very friendly and welcoming and adept at tailoring the activities to the capabilities... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I see there are numerous reviews of Icelandic Mountain Guides Day trips. I went on a seven-day trek--Landmannalauger to Skogar, with the same outfit. Great guides; baggage transport; wonderful food. The first 4 days (Landmannalauger to Porsmork) of the trek is easily manageable for fit people and is the most popular hike and can be done separately, as can the... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently returned from a 5 day trek which, despite the supportive office staff, was disappointing on the trail. Gorgeous vistas were dampened by a guide who made me feel unwelcome. He clearly knew much about the land yet was far from solicitous and I'm not an inexperienced hiker. From insulting my gear to condescending remarks to his overall air... More

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MountainGuides, Director of Marketing at Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you for your review. We truly harm that you did not enjoy the trip with us. We at Icelandic Mountain Guides have an impeccable record of leading tours in Iceland. Our reputation is of utmost importance to us and therefore we take your review very seriously. In order for us to be able to go through this... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family (2 adults, kids 11 & 12) went on the "Blue Ice Adventure" tour on Sólheimajökull. The total tour was about 3.5 hours long and of that we spent about 2 hours on the glacier itself. The glacier hike was really tremendous and our guide had was exceptionally knowledgeable (she was a grad student in geophysics). Once on the... More

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