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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 587 9999
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Ranked #34 of 197 activities in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Buffalo NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We treated ourselves while in Iceland and signed up for the Glacier hike with the Icelandic Mountain Guides. It's a little pricier than we normally spend for excursions, but it was totally worth it. We had a little confusion with the bus pick up and trying to find the correct bus at the BSI terminal. We were on a small... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Tour started at 11:30 a.m. and we arrived back at our hotel at 1:00 a.m. It was a very full day with little down time and included sightseeing, glacier hiking, viewing numerous waterfalls, touring a very interesting local rural museum, enjoying an evening meal and drinks at a rural hotel, and chasing the northern lights. The tour was outstanding, the... More

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Regensburg, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Kalim was a great guide! Personable, knowledgable and obviously passionate about his glacier!! Crampons and hiking boots were provided for the 3+ hour walk. Definitely dress in layers so you can shed/add clothes, as the weather changed repeatedly during our hike. We learned tons from Kalim and have caught the glacier bug. (Watching CHASING ICE right now) We'll be back... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My sister and I booked a glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park with this group. There were a total of eight of us on the hike. We were given crampons and an ice pick for the hike. Our tour guide was very informative and talked a lot about glaciers. It was really beautiful out there. It could have been more... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went on the 2 hour Blue Ice Adventure on Solheimajokull walk. Our group was only 4 people, which was perfect for this walk. Our guide Johno was very knowledgeable about the glacier and was a great guy, very easy to talk to. He took us to some amazing ice formations within the glacier. The walk was reasonably easy (2... More

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New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
96 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Sadly this was the activity we were most excited about and thought it might be a little more of a work out (exercise). Our group was maxed out in size and those that showed up without a reservation were turned away. We would walk 10 to 15 steps to stop and talk. Don't get me wrong, some of the information... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We did a walk on the Skaftafell glacier with Dana. She looked after us really well and was a fabulous guide. We felt completely safe the entire time. We drove to the glacier ourselves, rather than doing a tour. The glacier is beautiful, far more spectacular than the one that is closer to Rejkavik and also with significantly fewer people.... More

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Scotland
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We booked this tour online in advance of our trip to Iceland. We wanted something which combined a day tour with the Northern Lights as we knew we wanted to do both. We were picked up at hotel around 11.30am by a small minibus and our guide Ziggy (I'm unsure of spelling!) The tour seemed a bit more personal as... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were a group of 9 photo enthusiasts and we wanted to avoid the impersonal large bus tour. We wanted to be able to go where. We wanted and stop when we wanted. Two jeeps and Lulli was one of the drivers. He was very helpful choosing where to go for sunrise and how to have an adventure. We were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

On March 6 my friends and I took the tour to the south of Iceland with Iceland Rovers. We had two tours guides who were extraordinary. Lulli was one of the guides and unfortunately I cannot find the other name. We are a group of photographers from Boston Ma, USA. Our guides took us to so many wonderful places and... More

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