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“Glacier walk on Solheimajokull”

Arcanum Glacier Tours
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$137.51*
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Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
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$247.76*
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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
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$277.39*
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Owner description: 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.
Zagreb, Croatia
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“Glacier walk on Solheimajokull”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have booked glacier walk for the second time with Arcanum as the first time was a lot of fun. My choice has proven to be completely justified. Our guide Tomas was very informative re. glacier happenings and history and also had a good sense of humor and provided interesting insight into the daily life of Icelanders:) Would definitely recommend Arcanum:)

Visited May 2013
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“Brilliant Glacier Walk!!!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We spent an afternoon on a Glacier Walk with Arcanum Adventure Tours and had a brilliant time. Tommas the tour guide was friendly and informative - with lots of entertaining stories along the walk - as well as practical information and good instructions for the walk. The group size was good (8 people in total) and everyone seemed to really enjoy the trip.

We contacted Arcanum the day before and we got a quick and helpful response from Benedikt and were able to book for the following afternoon.

The tour was great value for money - we spent a couple of hours out on the glacier and went pretty far up for some fantastic views - and learnt lots about the glaciers and Iceland's geography / geology.

Would highly recommend - we only wish we had more time in Iceland to try out some of Arcanum's other tours and activities!

Visited May 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Accessible and informative”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We had previously booked a tour with another company, thinking that we would be given transportation from Skogar to the glacier (we didn't have a rental car), but upon finding out that that wasn't the case, Arcanum and Tomas scheduled a glacier walk for us 24 hours later. For a small additional fee, Tomas gave us a lift from the campground at Skogar to the car park by the glacial tongue.

As a couple where one of us is an experienced ice climber and the other was stepping onto the ice for the first time, our guide Tomas accommodated both of our skill and knowledge levels. He took great care to provide adequate safety provisions with equipment, instructions on how to properly use it, and with pointing out dangerous areas on the ice. We ended up being in a group with three others; the small group size was great. It allowed us to have gain a lot of personal anecdotes from Tomas and to set a relatively brisk pace. Tomas provided interesting information about the geological features, creating a fun educational atmosphere. He also had a great sense of humor and wore the greatest wool sweater for the climb!

We enthusiastically recommend Arcanum!

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting even in a blizzard”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

It really is an essential part of a trip to Iceland to get onto a glacier. Whether it is walking, in a jeep or on a snowmobile is up to what you like. I am glad I chose the snowmobile as you get to the centre of the glacier, not just the tongue, you are out in the elements, and you gave the fun and challenge of riding your own snowmobile without falling off or rolling it.
It was cold and only limited visibility but the protective equipment kept me warm enough. If you can choose a low wind and clear day you will see a lot more than I did but today was the only day I could do the trip so I had to cope with poor weather.
The guide was friendly and very aware of safety. If you have a car it is an easy day trip from Reykjavik.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great time snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull glacier”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We rented a car and had no problems locating the starting point. You get a full snowsuit and helmet (it was warm enough outside that snow pants and jacket were not needed under snowsuit). We booked a custom time, so had a small group of 6 people. Our guide, Adrianna, was fantastic - friendly and informative. The trip up to the snowmobiles in the super jeep was pretty quick, and then we received instructions about how to drive. We set off across, up and down beautiful untouched fields of snow. Adrianna told us a lot about the volcanoes and glacier during the stops (about 3 where we got off the snowmobiles and walked around). Plenty of time for photo-ops. Despite getting stuck once in large snow rutts from other snowmobiles (Adrianna rescued us) and a complete wipeout later in the tour (we were ok!) it was a lot of fun and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. Worth the cost, especially with Arcanum's reasonable prices, in our opinion. Thanks Arcanum!

Visited April 2013
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