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About Local Guide of Vatnajokull
Local guide is a small family run company operating since 1991. We specialise in small and group activities on the ice with glacier hiking in the summer months and ice cave tours during the winter time. Whether this is your first time on the glacier, or if you are experienced on the ice, we have a range of tours suited to most ages and abilities.
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Ice Cave Tour

Capture gorgeous photos of one of earth’s most remarkable phenomena: the blue ice caves of Vatnajökull National Park. Exploring in a group no larger than 13, with a guide and a helmet for safety’s sake, travel from Jökulsárlón to the cave in a rugged 4WD, then explore the eerie underground landscapes. Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule and the daylight.
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150 to 180 minutes
from $148.00

Glacier Encounter

Iceland’s mighty glaciers boast some of the country’s most impressive scenery, but their isolated locations and icy terrain make exploring a challenge. On this beginner-level morning or afternoon hike, explore glacial landscapes around Falljökull with your guide. With safety equipment included, admire unrivaled views over the frozen wilderness.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $89.44

Glacier Discovery

The Glacier Discovery tour takes you on a journey towards a majestic glacier ice fall. After a short 4x4 super-jeep drive that brings us very close to the glacier, we will put our crampons on, arm ourselves with ice axes and start our hike up the glacier.

The tour is designed for those looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. During this glacier hike your guide will teach you about the geology, geography and history of the local area, as well as pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice. The glacier surface and colour changes constantly depending on the time of year and features such as Moulins, glacier cones and crevasses come and go.

The landscape is one of constant motion, but one thing never changes; what an incredible experience it is to go glacier hiking in Iceland.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $133.00
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Saara<3 wrote a review Jul 2
Espoo, Finland24 contributions
Vatnajokull was amazing from the ice and it was really great to see it there! I personally think the 2 hour hike was pretty awesome and we walk about 6 kilometers witch was really great distance! If you are wondering what supplies you need there only thing is warm clothing and
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Date of experience: June 2020
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MBWanderski wrote a review Mar 2020
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland12 contributions
This was one of the best tours we did, just as good as the northern lights tour, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and a joy to talk with. She showed us all the photo spots, the cave is blue’er than what is shown on the website, it’s incredible.
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Jessica H wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom51 contributions23 helpful votes
Review of: Ice Cave Tour
Our tour guide was wonderful--chatty but not too much. Knowledgeable but allows you just to appreciate the views as well. The caves themselves are incredible. And the views from up on the Glacier is amazing. Very reasonably priced tour - I would recommend.
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Response from Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the caves and view down the glacier. We really appreciate the feedback and will be sure to share it with our guides.
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Heike wrote a review Feb 2020
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Review of: Ice Cave Tour
I went on my second ice cave tour with Local Guide of Vatnajökull and it was incredible. I was impressed by the black ice cave and the nice guide showed us the different features of the cave. The blue diamond ice cave was so unbelievable blue and we had lots of time to take
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you so much for this review, we love it when our clients return and get to see how the caves have evolved since their last trip! It is great to hear you got some good photos and we hope we can welcome you back for round three!
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Mecki wrote a review Feb 2020
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Review of: Ice Cave Tour
I had only seen photos of ice caves before and the blue diamond ice cave tour with local guide was so much more than I expected! The drive was adventures but I felt super safe and the views of the glacier incredible. The black diamond cave was impressive but the colours and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The drive on the gravel road can be a bit of an adventure to the cave, and I am so pleased you enjoyed both the Black Diamond but mainly the bright blue of the Blue Diamond. We thank you for your recommendation.
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