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Arcanum Glacier Tours

Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 487 1500
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Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum Glacier Tours is one of Iceland's oldest and most reputable glacier adventure tour company. With over 20 years of service we specialise in safe and responsible guided tours to spectacular glaciers and South Iceland's rugged beautiful back country. Whether you want to have fun in a Super Jeep or on a snowmobile, do a glacier hiking or ride an ATV across the black volcanic sands of the South shore you are in good hands with us. You don't have to have any special skills, or levels of expertise, just show up and have our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable guides walk you through the rest. Our guides are local back country experts with decades of experience running glacier and adventure tours. Rigorous training, solid planning and strict protocols ensures safety, comfort and enjoyment of our customers.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing! From the moment we arrived we were geared up with snowsuits, helmets and gloves: which we definitely needed! Then into the biggest bus we’ve ever seen to start our journey into the mountains! This took around 20minutes then we arrived at the snowmobiles...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a tiny group of 3. We went with Olaf, he explained everything we asked him about: from glacier dynamics to thw origin of the islandic language. Realy cool guy. The hike was good although it might be cooler if you do some climbing,...More

Thank JJSS85
Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for posting the review. Good to hear you were happy with Olaf and the glacier walk. We hope you had a great stay in Iceland. The Arcanum Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great experience - starting with the huge super-bus ride, the amazing views, which make you feel as you are on some other planet, and the great snowmobile ride.

Thank korolg
Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting the review. We are happy to read you enjoyed the tour and the ride up to base. We hope your stay in Iceland was nice and welcome back. The Arcanum Team

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had a great time doing the glacier hike. I was a little bit nervous about the terrain but our guide, David, was very friendly and reassuring. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Iceland. And we really can't say enough great things about...More

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Super! We are glad to hear you had a nice time and would recommend the walk to others. Our guides are good at their jobs, they like to share their knowledge with the customers and take care of them. Lucky us ! We hope you...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

Brilliant from start to finish. From leaving the hut/canteen to returning, we (group of about 8 or 9 incluing my wife and I and the guide) were on the tour for about 4 hours! I've read some reviews of people being marched about - not...More

Thank p4tiny
Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Great to read your review, thank you for posting. Glacier walk is something everyone should have the opportunity to try. It's shame that the glaciers are retreating. Our guides know their job, they like to take care of the guests and make sure they are...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

The staff were very friendly, tour guide very knowledgeable and great to talk to. The staff are very helpful and happy to answer any questions. Me and my partner did both their 1 hour snowmobilling and ATV tours, both were amazing with great views. Would...More

Thank Rebecca B
Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Super ! Thank you for the review, your opinions is valued. We are happy you liked both tours and the tour guide. They know the glaciers and like to share knowledge with the guests. We hope you had a great fun in Iceland and welcome...More

Reviewed October 5, 2017

Arcanum is exceptionally professional and provides all gear required for going on a glacier (icepick, shoes spike grip and helmet). Well informed and informative guide answering all questions and helping along the way. Being close to the reality of global warming has been an intense...More

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for the review and kind words, your opinions on the tours is valued. We are happy you took the walk and yes, it's scary how rapidly the glacier is melting. We hope you had a great stay in Iceland and welcome back. The...More

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Elsie S
October 8, 2017|
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Response from momofthree070 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we wore rain pants and hooded rain coats since the weather was rainy/snowy when we went. Luckily, it cleared for our walk. You wear crampons so slipping is less likely.
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bodybymarie
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Raewyn E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open year round. The start point changes based on time of year. We asked this question while on our tour driving to our start point. It is an awesome experience no matter the weather, visibility or distance.
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