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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 587 9999
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Ranked #42 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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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Blue Ice Adventure on Sólheimajökull - it seemed like a lot of money, but was well worth it. Our guide Thorsden was knowledgeable, friendly and chatty, explaining to us about nature, history, geology, music, language, filming...! I was worried I would be the slowest of the group, but I wasn't, not by far. The crampons are comfortable and easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We spent nearly a month exploring Iceland, and the Svinafell glacier walk (4 hours) was amongst our favourite experiences! It's a beautiful glacier and the best part is that, starting from Skaftafell, you waste no time getting out on the ice. The guide was chatty and knowledgeable, and we really worked up a sweat walking more than 5km across the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Might have been nice to have a bit more time on the ice. Otherwise was great. Really easy to walk with the crampons. Hike not too difficult. Really good guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Hike and it was pretty cool!There are 26 km breath-taking views! It was sunny, no wind, no rain...a perfect day for hiking!But we also want to share few words for our lovely guide - Hilmar: very good organised (we were on time for the bus), funny and friendly guide. He told us lots of things about... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

our family of 5 recently went on a 2 hour glacier walk with Icelandic Mountain guides in the Skaftafell national park. they were excellent- safety conscious, informative and polite. we got to walk a lot on the glacier. would highly recommend both them and the experience. very good with children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did the Walk Through Ice and Fire Tour with Siggy and it was great! He was very nice and helpful and made sure we had lots of time to enjoy the glacier. The tour is an excellent way to see several spectacular sights in one day.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our guide, Hilmar, was great! He quickly walked us through how to use crampons to go up, down, and sideways and then we took off together. We felt safe the entire time and got to see the inner workings of a glacier. It was beautiful. Our group was small- only four others besides the two of us. Our original reservation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you have the time this trip is well worth the cost. For pretty much the entire day we were alone on the glacier because I think most people just do the half day so they do not get very far up the glacier. Our guide, Matthew, was great. We ended up coming down a quicker way then we went... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We joined the Blue Ice Glacier Walk with Icelandic Mountain Guides. This was a wonderful experience and a must do when in Iceland. Everything is well organized and all gear preparations ensure people of all ages are perfectly safe throughout the entire hike. If you are more of an adrenaline junkie, opt for the longer glacier walk experience. The Blue... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Siggi was our tour guide for the glacier walk and he was very entertaining and knowledgable. We has the opportunity to step into an ice cave and walk on glaciers. Siggi was very intelligent and knew the landscape like the back of his hand. We had a fairly small group, around 10 people.

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