We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 587 9999
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #57 of 257 Activities in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Icelandic Mountain Guides is proud to be an award winning as well as a leading company for staff...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
More attraction details
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

Hotels near Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Write a Review

335 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    259
    54
    7
    5
    10
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We booked the Glacier and Northern Lights tour. Max was our guide. He was very engaging and knowledgeable and clearly knew his way around a glacier. He also found a good spot to see the Northern Lights on the return to Reykjavik which was fantastic. However we spent most of our time on the glacier in fading light and finally... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were very fortunate to be the only people going for the Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing (IMG15) tour. Our guide, Hlynur, was very friendly and went out of his way to make the trip memorable for us. He was patient and made sure that our safety was of utmost importance. We really recommend this tour group for ice climbing as they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We booked the Sólheimajökull glacier hike with Icelandic Mountain Guides. It was an experience we'll never forget. Our guide was great. A member of our group struggled with walking on the ice and he was very helpful in getting him up and back down safely. Additionally three members of our group had forgotton their rain pants that morning and our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I often do a food tour when I visit a new country as getting to know what people eat and drink is a good way to get to know a country and its people. I would highly recommend the Reykjavik by Food tour as our guide Árni was enthusiastic and knowledgable about all aspects of life in Iceland. The must-have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a really good time on the Reykjavik by food tour. It ran on letter than expected but that was fine by us as we were enjoying ourselves. Bring a willingness to try anything.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I went on a Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Hunting tour by this company, Icelandic Mountain Guides, which Iceland Air uses for their vacation packages. We have nothing but praises for our guide John. Shamefully, we did not get the memo about wearing rain pants. I packed everything on the list Iceland Air sent before the trip,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went on this tour near skaftafell national park and highly recommend! Our guide stefan pall was amazing and super knowledgeable - we thought the price was also very reasonable compared to other companies Our best experience in Iceland and would highly recommend!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was a last minute booking albeit the price of the tour. Notwithstanding, it was a small group in a small van which meant less waiting time and easy to move around. Vjorn, our guide, was very helpful and friendly. He took the initiative to bring us to see the ice cave which was a very good experience. He even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodstock, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went on the caving excursion. Stefan was well prepared, made sure we all had the right clothing and shoes. The caving was a wonderful experience, Stefan was calm and reassuring as we climbed through tight spots. Afterwards, when we were all too tired and cold to hike in the rain, he took us to an earthquake exhibition in a mall,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was the only tour that we went on as we hired a car and visited all the sights independently. Although it was expensive I was glad that we were on the coach as the driving to the glacier was hazardous and I was exhausted afterwards. The hike to the glacier lasts approx 40 mins, 20 mins to get equipment... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours also viewed

 
Reykjavik, Capital Region
 

Been to Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?