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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 587 9999
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Ranked #43 of 211 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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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I did a last-minute full day glacier hike with IMG's on Svinasfelljokul and had a wonderful time on the glacier! I believe my guide's name was Solvheig and she was great! She expertly shepherded our group with the basics of glacier trekking and got everyone on the program so we made it pretty far up on the glacier. She was... More

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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the best trips I've ever been on -amazing, amazing scenery and a great sense of achievement at the end. We had rain for a couple of days but hey this is Iceland. We had a great guide Sig Thor -" just call me Thor" who was knowledgeable and with his colleague provided very good food in the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went to Solheimajokull Glacier Tongue with Icelandic Mountain Guides - outstanding trip. Thorsten, our guide, was funny, informative and looked after our well being. 3 1/2 hours on the ice was the right amount of time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I arranged a glacier hike for 15 people attending a conference through Icelandic Mountain Hikes. Elsa Gunnarsdóttir was superb, assisting me with every aspect of getting everyone from Reykjavik, having an excellent guide at the glacier Sólheimajökull, and ensuring that everyone stayed safe. The day could not have been more perfect. The glacier had been closed due to geothermal activity... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although I'm used to hike in mountain, it was my first time using crampons. I spent a great time and found the scenery marvellous. Our guide was very kind and explained many interesting things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I did a four hour glacier hike with this company. The guide Marie was professional and safety conscious. I left a pair of my gloves in the shuttle bus, and the driver was kind enough to retrieve them and get them back to me. The thing that stood out was the excellent quality of the guide and the way she... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went with this company for ice climbing on a glacier and it went great! Our guide was very professional and showed us perfectly how to climb up. The equipment they provided us was new and in good condition. They picked us up at the camping and drove us for the way back. We climbed on several parts of the glacier... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My sister and I booked the combination glacier walk / lagoon boat tour leaving from Skaftafell in South Iceland. Without a doubt the most visually stunning day of my life. Our guide, Artnarr (unsure about spelling..) was extremely well-spoken, knowledgeable, and humorous - we had a fantastic time on the glacier, and he had a lot to say about the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were unfortunate enough to experience the "Sólheimajökull Exploration" tour on a miserable rainy and windy day in mid April (during Easter). Despite arriving on time to the tour, there were not enough rain proof clothes to be hand in to the participants. We were left with only very small size clothes, that did not even fit, so we ended... More

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Booked this about two weeks in advance! The tour was, in short, incredible! Our guide, Villi and the trainee guide, Hrolfur were exceptional! Villi in particular, was full of knowledge on everything, from the geology of the area and Iceland to the culture and history of Iceland! The easy going, laid back and fun attitude of both guides made this... More

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