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Easy and Fun

The 3(fish) hour Glacier Wonder hike was a great way to get out on the ice without having to invest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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St. Augustine, Florida
Incredible day on the ice!

Great experience did the extreme, ice climbing, our instructor Rich was incredibly knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelSoloLCM
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Mesa, Arizona
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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 expertise to guide you through the terrain. We are an internationally recognized and American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) accredited guiding operation. Our friendly staff will help you chose from one of the many activities we offer including our extremely popular glacier hikes, ice or rock climbing, mountain biking or a hike to Iceland´s highest summit. At Glacier Guides we are passionate about the environment that we work and play in and we love exploring our local landscape and sharing this with visitors to the area.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Vatnajokull National Park 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience did the extreme, ice climbing, our instructor Rich was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Absolutely recommend this organization to anyone looking to experience a unique day on the ice.More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TravelSoloLCM, Thank you for the review, we are very happy to receive it! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much and that Rich took good care of you. We loved having you along and would be more than happy to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time with Alberto. He was very welcoming, friendly, and easy to talk to. The GPS coordinates we received in a reminder email originally took us to the wrong place so we showed up a bit late, but they were very nicely...More

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Freyja G, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lily A, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us this wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you had a good time with our guide Alberto on your glacier tour. The safety and overall enjoyment of our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 5.5 hour Glacier Explorer tour. It was amazing! Our guide Oli was knowledgeable, friendly, and overall made it a great experience. You do need to have some level of physical fitness as the hike was quite strenuous at times, but SO worth...More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Colleen C, Thank you very much for the great feedback, it is much appreciated! We are very proud to have guides like Oli in our team, they give their all everyday to share their love for (and knowledge about) Iceland and its glaciers. The...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Myself and some friends did the lagoon boat ride and glacier hike combo tour and weren't particularly happy with how the day was organised. We had to meet for the boat tour at 9am and were finished that by about 10am. No one in the...More

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Corentin H, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Dear Lauren_Kate88, We thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We greatly value feedback such as yours as it helps us maintain and, where necessary, improve the service offered to our customers. First of all, we would like to apologize...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a relaxed tour - about 3 hours hiking - with a great guide. Using the crampons was easy to get the hang of & our guide Olly made the experience fun & interesting. (He was a teacher in his home country so handled...More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear NickyEl, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are very pleased that Olly took good care of your group and that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to welcome you back for more soon! All the best, Glacier Guides

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Equipment set up was easy and friendly- our guide Oliver was great - full of quips and stories - the glacier walk was fab and fun - thoroughly recommend...

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hey PJ_WestLondon, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that Oliver took good care of you and that you enjoyed your tour with us so thoroughly. We would love to welcome you back for more in the future! All the best, Glacier Guides

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. I was afraid of not being able to do it but everything is so well guided and controlled that the experience was unforgettable. Best part, visiting the ice cave and our guide, the friendliest and most helpful ever!More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Glacier Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hey Jaione_Y, Thank you for your feedback, we were very happy to receive it! It's so good to know that your guide took good care of you and made sure that you felt safe and comfortable. Hopefully you will be back for more soon? Best...More

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js_jenshum
January 18, 2018|
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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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Katy C
December 19, 2017|
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Response from JohnnyMack2015 | Reviewed this property |
There was one that picked up at the gas station when we stayed in Vik. Not sure if they do that all the time
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Nicole V
November 23, 2017|
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Response from Ragnheiður Harp... H | Property representative |
Hi there Nicole, none of the tours do both Crystal and Glacier hiking BUT the into the glacier is a glacier hiking and ice cave exploring tour and many consider it to be even better this year. Hope this helps... More
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