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Address: Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 587 9999
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Icelandic Mountain Guides is Iceland's premier adventure tour operator. For...

Icelandic Mountain Guides is Iceland's premier adventure tour operator. For over 20 years we have been in continuous operation of offering adventures in the wilderness of Iceland and Greenland. The company was established in 1994 by four young mountain and outdoor enthusiasts and pioneers whose aim was 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. Hiking, backpacking and other adventures and expeditions in Iceland and Greenland soon followed. Today Icelandic Mountain Guides is a company that 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, 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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Glacier walk and ice climbing

Our guide is Hilmar who is very very helpful and considerate! Picked us on time and sent us back safely. Even tho the weather was no helpful since it was raining so badly and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide is Hilmar who is very very helpful and considerate! Picked us on time and sent us back safely. Even tho the weather was no helpful since it was raining so badly and continuously, but we still had our glacier walk and ice climbing as planned. The tour is amazing and very special! Highly recommended, also many thanks to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I got to do a quick two day stop over in Reykjavik, and after a lot of research decided to do the glacier walk and northern lights tour, which also included dinner and seeing two waterfalls. Our guide for the day was Elin, and we absolutely loved her. She was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently did a 3D2N Glacier + Golden Circle Getaway tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides that totally ruined our Xmas holiday in Iceland, literally the worst tour we experienced. We thought to share how terrible the tour went. Day 1 began with a huge delay. We were expecting to be picked up between 8.30am-9am with the van eventually arrived at... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Kayt898. Feedback from our customers is a cornerstone of our operation and a key part in providing good service. Your guide on the tour is very experienced and until now we have had nothing but good reviews regarding her work. Therefore, your unpleasant experience comes as a big surprise to us. In regards to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the glacier walk and northern lights tour and loved it. The glacier walk was more of a hike than a walk, which is a good thing. The views during the hike and from the top of the glacier were amazing. Our guide, Henrik, was full of good info and facts about Iceland and had a... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the glacier walk with us, Brad C. It is also pretty fantastic that you saw the Northern Lights that night as well. Thanks for sharing your experience. All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain Guides More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I tried the glacier walk, and it was one of the highlights of our visit to Reykjavik. The staff were great, particularly our guide Stefan who made the experience as great as it can be. They ensure you're in small groups of 6-8 so that everyone is well looked after and they group you by physicality so... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and recommendation, Robert H. As you mentioned, small groups ensure that we have more personalised service and aid in keeping every safe on the glacier. We are glad that you had a great time on your glacier walk and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to say that Icelandic mountain guides were very good and Stefan (hope spelled correctly) was excellent. We'd come back if he could take us. For our 10th wedding anniversary this was a must and perfect glacier visit today. We went as part of Reykjavik excursions but the glacier visit was a a must. Thank you Stefan!

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Happy belated 10th wedding anniversary, Tracy H! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your glacier walk with Stefan. He sends his regards. All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain Guides More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys rock! We went on a glacier walk with Icelandic Mountain Guides and it was an experience to remember. Our guide was very informative and funny and we felt safe at all times. The excursion is not particularly strenuous but make sure you wear appropriate clothing (walking boots, layers, no jeans). If I get the chance to visit Iceland... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your glacier walk experience and tips, 123Gareth. Safety is our #1 priority and #2 is to have fun! :-) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain Guides More 

Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to the glacier "Take a walk on the ice side" with the Icelandic Mountain Guides was really an interesting experience. Everything went smooth and without any problems from the pickup at the hotel until the return. You realise very quickly that all of them are professionals on the mountains and do their job with passion. They are also... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on the "Take A Walk on the Ice Side" tour, Ingomar5. We love taking customers up on the glacier, so it was our pleasure that you were able to join us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain Guides More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my two teen, and we did both the Volcanic Wonders and Fire and Ice tours. Both were great, and the guides were excellent. For Volcanic Wonders we were a small group. The tour leader, Stefan Pall, did an excellent job talking to my teens - if you have teens you know this means something! He had the right... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you and your teens had a fun time on the Volcanic Wonders and Fire & Ice tour, Elizabeth F. Both of those tours showcase the diversity and unique landscape of our beautiful country. It is great to hear that you were able to participate in one the most popular Icelandic past times - going... More 

Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this private tour right before leaving for Iceland as we did all of our tours this way. Booked through WOW airlines excursions. Great guide Steinar was just full of fun and so knowledgeable about everything we wanted to know and much that we didn't think to ask. The ride was a blast, the jeep great,... More 

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IMGMountainGuides, Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Delmarvadame. We're glad that you enjoyed your private tour that delighted all of your senses. We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant offerings as well. Have a lovely holiday! All the best, Jewells Icelandic Mountain Guides More 

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