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At Glacier Guides our goal is to meet and exceed our guests expectations by providing an extraordinary experience in an informative an personal way. Our team of dedicated, professional guides combine their wealth of mountain knowledge and local...more
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Vatnajokull National Park 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my review of just the Sólheimajökull glacier hike. This was a fun and challenging activity. Our guide, "Luke", was excellent and made sure everyone stayed safe and comfortable on the ice. He assisted with putting on our crampons and was just positive and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear andywL3798MO, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. Well, crampons are definitely not something people normally use in their daily lives, so it takes some time to get adjusted to them, however, once you do they are of great help! Hey, just a...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were scheduled to do an ice cave and partial hike on a glacier, but due to weather the bridge to the ice cave was knocked out. They were able to flex the 9 of us into the Glacier Explorer hike instead along with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bergadious, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that weather disrupted your experience a little. It happens a lot in Iceland, the weather here is really unpredictable and fast changing. We are happy that you still enjoyed our Glacier Explorer tour and got...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Had a great time with our guide, Ben. Ben was very knowledgeable, fun and accommodating, adjusting the tour difficulty as we went along. On the way, you saw not only the amazing scenery, but also all the work the rest of the team put into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear panamajoecu, Thank you for a positive review! We are happy Ben made your trip so enjoyable, we are very proud of our guides that put a lot of effort into taking our customers through the best tours :) We are glad you chose as...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018

We enjoyed both our boat trip (unfortunately don't remember the guide's name) and glacier hike with Simeon. Both guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were comfortable managing the group, making sure that everyone was comfortable and engaged in the activity. Both of these tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tpalermini, Thank you for writing such a positive review. We are very happy that you were satisfied with our guides, it is really important to us. We hope that you learned some more information about Iceland and it was useful for you :) Have...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

This ice-climbing adventure was amazing. The guide, Rowan (literally the most easygoing and great guide ever) set up helpful tutorials on ice-climbing. He was very accommodating throughout the entire excursion. I went with my family of a total of 6 people and ice-climbing honestly made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emily C, Thank you for booking your adventure with us, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! We are very happy that Rowan managed to make ice climbing seem like an easy task to do :) Normally it is quite a challenging...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I did the long glacier tour and loved every minute. The guides were excellent, knowledgeable, and kept a close watch on the group. As we were coming down I spoke with one about the great hike and the areas of the glacier...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Dear USPhotographer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your glacier hike with us so much! We believe that a professional and qualified team of guides is essential for environments as...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

What a unique and wonderful experience to hike on a glacier. Our guide Brendon took our small group on a hike all around the glacier. Everyone had a wonderful time taking in the unique ice spires and formations. All of the guides were very friendly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear traveler4562015, Thank you very much for this review, we are happy to receive it! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your glacier hike with us so much and that our team took great care of us. We hope we can welcome you on...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Thankyou for a fantastic experience , all aspects of safety explained and a great ride. We both really enjoyed our snowmobiling experience :)More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jsilk65
Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear Jsilk65, Thank you very much for this review! We are very happy to see that you were satisfied with the safety aspects of the tour as well as the fun side of things. We loved having you along, and hopefully we will get to...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

My mother sister and I did the 5 hour glacier adventure. We all thoroughly enjoyed this hike straight up the glacier. It was extremely easy to rent equipment form Glacier Guides. We highly recommend this tour guide company!More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Madeline B
Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear Madeline B, Thank you for leaving this review, we are happy to have received it! It's very good to see that you enjoyed your tour with us and that all preparations for the tour went smoothly. That's exactly what we are looking to provide...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018

The 3(fish) hour Glacier Wonder hike was a great way to get out on the ice without having to invest a whole day. Once outfitted, the hike in was only twenty minutes and we were on the ice. Our guide McA, was friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Hey David R, Thank you so much for your review, we were really happy to read it! It's very good to know that our shorter glacier hike fit so perfectly into your schedule - that's why we offer a variety of tours to make sure...More

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bucky616
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure because we went in the summer and you would have to ask for a timetable . As for hotels google location of tour group pick up , sorry I can’t help anymore .
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js_jenshum
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Response from Ragnheiður Harp... H | Property representative |
In Skaftafell you can choose from a few glacier to go hiking on but Solheimajökull is the only one in that area. That being said Sólheimajökull is an amazing tour and the blue ice tour is a glacier hiking and ice climbing... More
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