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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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Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 487 1500
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great guide, very cool glacier walk/trip. About 12 of us in the group, would probably look for a private trip next time, as any group is held back by the slowest members. But our guide was a local (cannot remember name). Very professional and informative....More

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy to read your review, thanks for posting. Glacier walk is quite an experience and a challenge. Our guides are very professional and helpful, they like to make sure the customers are having a good time and leave the glacier knowing one...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chaz was a great tour guide! He is a super safe driver to get you up to the glacier. The snowmobiles are easy to operate, just follow his lead. The scenery is spectacular even on a cloudy day!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We did the 3 hour glacier hike and it was a great tour! Our guide David was also awesome - he was funny, knew lots about the glacier and what affects it, the affects the glacier has on the surrounding area, its history, and more....More

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Super ! We are very happy to read your review and your kind words to David, our very skilled guide. Great to hear you had such an good time. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We can't say enough good about this tour. We are 70 and 62 year old couple and the tour was certainly manageable. Beyond that our guide Solvi (Selfie LOL) made the tour extremely interesting and fun. We would highly recommend both Solvi and this tour!!!

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Sigrun S, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated. We are very happy to see that you liked the walk and you were in good hands with Solvi. We hope you had a good time in Iceland and welcome back. The Arcanum Team

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Elsie S
9 October 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.
13 July 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.