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Icelandic Mountain Guides Day Tours

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Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 587 9999
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Description: Icelandic Mountain Guides is proud to be an award winning as well as a...
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.
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Great Introduction to Iceland

We took the Golden Circle and Magical Nights tour through an Icelandair package. The tour was safe and comfortable, even through a snowstorm. You are outside of course, but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We took the Golden Circle and Magical Nights tour through an Icelandair package. The tour was safe and comfortable, even through a snowstorm. You are outside of course, but not for extended periods. We saw the big three: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir. The pace was just right...not rushed, and not dragged out. Our guide gave us relevant information but did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

(iceland trip may 2014) I cannot imagine how you cannot do this little ride if you plan a visit iceland. Walked on the glaciers with the explications of our experimented guide was an experience that we will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with icelandic mountain guides . We went on a glacier walk , and saw waterfalls en route ,there and back . We were well kitted out with picks , crampons and headlights for the walk . The glacier and ice field vistas were breathtaking . We all felt very safe and confident as we walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I booked this tour through our vacation package with Icelandair Airlines. We were glad that we enjoyed an exciting day with Icelandic Mountain Guides and our tour guide/driver Jung. Our day tour included visits to a couple of water falls (Skogafoss and Sellfoss), glacier hike, dinner of lamb soup at hotel Anna, and Northern Lights. The highlight... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked in for the Blue Ice glacier tour from Skaftafell NP. No-one else had booked so it was only us two with the fantastic guide. He was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He explained all about glaciers and the science behind them and how they are formed and move. He became our private guide/photographer, letting us stop whenever we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was a lovely day for glacier walking. We were on their "take a walk on the ice side" tour. It had been rearranged due to bad weather the day before, but that meant we had lovely weather! The bus stops at a services on the way for you to get food and use a toilet. The bus driver slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was fortunate enough to have booked two tours with this company, 2 days back to back, in early January. What an experience! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. At the end of the day, you really felt like you had gotten every penny's worth. My two guides, Siggy and Vitar (hope I'm spelling those right) were easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had an absolute blast hiking around Solheimajokull (we did the 12pm hike) and seeing all the caves, crevasses and other features of the glacier. Our guide (Marta) was amazing. She was very knowledgeable, funny and made sure everyone was safe and was able to keep up. I'm really happy we got put in her group. The glacier is absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We love hiking but we never really had the chance to walk on ice. This was a thrilling experience for us. We were picked up at our hostel at around 11am. We grabbed some lunch at a gas station on the way. Our first stop was the Skógafoss which was incredibly beautiful and serene. After that, we were off to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The guide was good, most of his information was stories regarding Icelandic Elves Folklore. I would have preferred factual information. I had no issues with the glacier hike. It wasn't bad but not fantastic, it was just average. I do not recommend booking the glacier hike combined with the Northern Lights Tour. The tour doesn't leave until 11:30 am and... More 

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