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About Icelandic Mountain Guides
Icelandic Mountain Guides is Iceland's premier adventure tour operator. The company was established in 1994 by four young outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for nature, travel and environmental advocacy. These pioneers aimed to introduce the wonders of Icelandic nature to travelers from all over the world. We started by offering Glacier Walks in Skaftafell and later on Solheimajokull glacier. Hiking, backpacking and other adventures and expeditions in Iceland and Greenland soon followed. Today, Icelandic Mountain Guides offers adventure tours ranging from short day tours to longer multi-day expeditions in the great outdoors in both summer and winter. So whether it is the exploration of the icescapes of glaciers and ice caves, crossing of impressive highlands, trekking in the extraordinary rhyolite massifs or hiking in fascinating valleys, our aim is to Make Every Moment an Experience.
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3-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull

Gain an intimate glimpse of Iceland’s glacial landscape on this hiking tour of Sólheimajökull, suited to all ages and ability levels. Benefit from the personalized attention of your small-group guide as you traverse the icy rockface at a time that suits you and avoid hidden costs with equipment rental included in the price.
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3 hours
from $93.12

Small Group 4 Hour Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

Ice caves are the hidden gems inside Iceland’s stunning glaciers. During this tour, your guide will lead you on a glacier walk and into an ice cave that features glistening walls, vivid blue colors & a tranquil environment. A once in a lifetime opportunity you should not miss when in Iceland.
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2 hours
from $140.07

Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This guided glacier hike across Falljökull Glacier ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $100.95

5-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

The Svínafellsjökull glacier is part of Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This morning or afternoon guided glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to eight participants, and full instruction provided.
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4 hours
from $140.07

Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Secure your spot in advance, and see the Sólheimajökull Glacier from a different perspective on this guided kayak tour. After dressing in the included dry suit, learn the basics of kayaking before paddling out behind your guide into the lagoon. Observe the glacier landscape as you glide around the icebergs anchored in the lagoon.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $123.44
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SteppiJune2018 wrote a review Feb 8
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We felt so safe and welcome with our lovely guides Greta and Agust. Organisation and fellowship were great at all time. They gave us the best fact and emotions of the landscape and their earthborn vikings they are. I will never forget hattafell and the impressions on the track and with a real fellowship of elves like Greta an Agust. Cant wait to see you again!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Arc_Mountain_Guides, Director of Sales at Icelandic Mountain Guides
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello SteppiJune2018 and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you liked the tour and our guides, Gréta and Ágúst. They really are two of Icelandic Mountain Guides finest. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon in Iceland. Best regards, Barði
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ID_UK_US wrote a review Sep 2020
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We booked this walk after stopping at Skaftafell for myself and my 12-year-old son. We were a bit concerned that this tour would not be sufficiently challenging for my son, who is an experienced climber but not old enough to go on the ice climbing tour. We need no have worried. Although only slightly physically challenging, the walk was a great introduction to glaciers with some fabulous sights along the way. Our guide, Marco, was charming, experienced and totally chilled. He took great care of everyone in the group, regardless of ability, and gently explained the geology of the area and about walking with crampons. We would go back for a longer tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Icelandic_Mtn_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides
Responded Nov 3, 2020
Thanks for reviewing Icelandic Mountain Guides. We are very pleased to hear that Marco took good care of you on tour in Skaftafell, and you were able to feel at ease participating in ice climbing and seeing some amazing sights too. We hope to see you both back in Iceland in the future, when we can hopefully show you more that Iceland has to offer. best regards Scott
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Morten D wrote a review Aug 2020
Galten, Denmark5 contributions1 helpful vote
We went for a 3 hours glacier walk with the guide Tamas. Mainly because of him, the tour was an excellent experience. Tamas was very informative and helpful and he ensured that everybody felt safe and had a good trip (greetings from my vife 😊). We hope to meet Tamas on another tour with Arcanum/IMG.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Icelandic_Mtn_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides
Responded Nov 3, 2020
Thanks for the kind words about our guide Tamas, we are glad to read that you had an awesome time on Sólheimajökull glacier. We hope that you can join us again in Iceland in the not so distant future, we would be more than happy to have you join us on our ATV or snowmobiling tours. best regards Scott
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Luela A wrote a review Aug 2020
Castellón de la Plana, Spain1 contribution
I was anxious at first because i had never done anything of the sort before, but that feeling disappeared after 10 minutes. Our guide, Javier, made us feel safe during the whole hike and we felt taken care of the whole time. He also explains a lot of things during the hike and takes as many breaks as you need, We had a great time and we’re both grateful we did it. Excellent option for a first time on a glacier.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Icelandic_Mtn_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Hi Luela86. Thanks for writing your kind words about the tour taken with Javier the other day. Our guides pride themselves on customer safety, and ensuring everyone feels comfortable on the tour, with this trip making no exception. We are glad you had fun, and we hope you have a great time here in Iceland Best Regards Scott
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MichalZakrzewski wrote a review Aug 2020
Poznan, Poland34 contributions13 helpful votes
Very nice, easy hike, with very nice guide (Thomas), that has shared with us his knowledge and good humor!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Icelandic_Mtn_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Hi MichalZakrzewski, thanks for taking the time to review Thomas and Icelandic Mountain Guides. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself on the tour, and we always do our best to make things fun and realxing whilst keeping everyone safe on the ice. We wish you all the best for your time in Iceland, and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Scott
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