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Local Guide of Vatnajokull

Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
+354 894 1317
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Glacier Guides the Best!

Guide Snorri was knowledgeable about glaciers and Icelandic ecology. We felt safe and adventurous... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
MichaelNS
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Very Accommodating and Great Guide

We booked a tour through Local Guide a few weeks before our trip. I had been in contact with the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2017
rhyamb
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Boston, Massachusetts
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We specialize in Ice cave's and glaciers
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cave” (35 reviews)
“iceland trip” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
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+354 894 1317
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Guide Snorri was knowledgeable about glaciers and Icelandic ecology. We felt safe and adventurous. This is a "must do" on your Iceland itinerary.

Thank MichaelNS
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MichaelINS Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review about the glacier hike you did with Snorri. We are very proud of our guides and I am so happy it was a must do on your trip. Aron

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We booked a tour through Local Guide a few weeks before our trip. I had been in contact with the headquarters before coming because I had a large group. When it came time to book, there weren't enough spaces open for my party, so Local...More

Thank rhyamb
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Rhyamb, Thank you for this very kind review. We know the weather isn´t always on our side so where possible we will always try and be accommodating so I am glad my team were able to help you. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

It was a highlight of our Iceland trip. Staff at Local Guide was very friendly and truly experts / helpful about moving around people on the glacier. Ice caves are a must see if it´s winter and you are in Iceland. We had bad luck...More

Thank ManeGazzo
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear ManeGazzo, Thank you for this lovely review of your experience with Local Guide. Whilst the weather isn´t always on our side, we try our best to offer alternatives when we can and I am pleased we were able to offer an alternative for you...More

Reviewed March 21, 2017

The ice cave was VERY crowded, but we felt like VIP going to such a restricted area. Off-roading in the van just to get to the cave was really exciting. Our tour guide, Guðný, was so adorable! She is so passionate about her beautiful country...More

Thank 123_j_bear
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear 124_J_BEAR Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear your kind words of our guide Guðný and will make sure she sees this. As you mention, the cave can be busy, unfortunately despite starting the tours...More

Reviewed March 19, 2017

The main ice cave was super crowded (we did the 13:45 tour), but we were already warned about this. I guess it was also this crowded because the late tour was cancelled due to the stormy weather. But we were still happy to have visited,...More

Thank Amanda L
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Amanda L, Thank you for your review of the tour you took with me this winter. I am so pleased to hear that I was able to offer you informative information and also I am pleased you liked the second cave we visited. Unfortunately...More

Reviewed March 18, 2017

We spent a week driving the southern coast of Iceland, and we made sure to go on one of the ice cave tours that we'd heard so much about. Local Guide seemed to be the most recommended, and after our tour, I can see why....More

Thank Brian M
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback of the tour you took with me this winter. We really enjoy taking the 17.00 tour as we find that we are often one of the only companies here at this time...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

Apparently, the ice cave has dwindled over the course of several years and the number of folks visiting has risen. Our guide, Snorri, was knowledgeable, fun, personable and showed a love of Iceland's ecology. He also had a real knowledge of digital photography. The cave...More

Thank Mark C
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Marc, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us and also to give feedback on our lead guide Snorri who is a very experienced and enthusiastic guide. Unfortunately there has been an increase in tourism to the ice caves over...More

Reviewed March 10, 2017

Our guide was very nice and told us lot of interesting stories and facts about Iceland. The cave itself was very beautiful and definitely worthy to see even though there were also people from other tours. We had enough time to enjoy it and we...More

Thank Barbora S
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Barbora, Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review. We are glad you had the opportunity to view the stunning blue cave and that you enjoyed the last trip of the day with us. Thank you again for taking the time...More

Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We did look forward to visiting the icecave. I saw many pictures and wonderful reviews. Steini was our guide. A happy guy with a positive attitude. The drive towards the cave was nice. We learned about flattening the tires of the huge jeep. When arriving,...More

3  Thank Sander_Yoho
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Sander_Yoho, Thank you for your review. We have previously contacted you through trip advisor to discuss this with you. If for any reason you did not receive the communication, please contact us at info@localguide.is and we will be more than happy to assist.

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

I booked a 2.5h tour to the crystal cave and was happy i didn't have to spend more time in it... It's for sure wonderful, especially the blue colours of the glacier if there wouldnt be a hundred other people walking around. You have to...More

3  Thank petereC2364KG
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Petere, Thank you for your review. We have previously contacted you through trip advisor to discuss this with you. If for any reason you did not receive the communication, please contact us at info@localguide.is and we will be more than happy to assist.

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Caroline B
I am starting to plan a family trip in August and was wondering what kinds of tours were available then?
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Aron F | Property representative |
Hello Caroline, In the summer we offer glacier hiking tours, we have those suitable for families and also those looking for more of an adventure! Sadly the ice cave season is over now until November when the weather gets... More
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Incognitosu
Hi! Can I confirm that it seems not possible to vist the ice cave during June? Thanks!
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Aron F | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Sadly the ice cave season runs only from November-March as we need the cold and dry weather to maintain the access to the caves and that gorgeous blue ice! In the summer we offer glacier hikes... More
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NONONHUI
Hi, we are planning to do Ice cave tour on 19 feb 17. We are a group of 8 staying at fosshotel glacier lagoon. How do i book the tour?
January 21, 2017|
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Response from 529Carolyn | Reviewed this property |
Go to localguide.is to see the Local Guide website. Iris was our guide for the ice caves and she was very informative and took us to two excellent caves. Local Guide have many guides and I am sure any of their guides will be... More
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