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Arcanum Glacier Tours

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Address: Ytri-Solheimar I, Vik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 487 1500
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Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum...

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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US$125.68*
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Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
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US$226.44*
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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

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Definitely worth the expense. Iceland is expensive when it comes to the Irish, but I say when in Rome ! Make memories. Tour guide was knowledgeable of region, his job, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the expense. Iceland is expensive when it comes to the Irish, but I say when in Rome ! Make memories. Tour guide was knowledgeable of region, his job, the trails, everything from what I could see. Friendly , chatted to us etc ! Bit slow with a large group in front of us but that's to be expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Solheimajökull glacier hike tour. We had a very sunny day which made a huge difference landscape-wise. Our guide Olaf was hilarious and very engaged with the group. Thanks, we had a great time.

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your hike and the sunny winter days are just lovely. Our guides are entertaining, professional and take good care of everybody. We are happy that you had a great time. Thank you for taking time to post the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were supposed to be doing snowmobiling however unfortunately this was cancelled due to extreme weather - so we were offered a quad biking experience as an alternative so that is what we did. The guide was absolutely fab, and we were given all equipment required and a full briefing of how to use the quads - we have ridden... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

It's that time of year when the weather can be sunny one day, overcast the other but we are happy that you managed the quad bike tour. Riding on the black sand beach is fun and we are very glad that you had such a good time. Thank you for taking time to post the review, it's much appreciated. The... More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So glad we decided to book a glacier tour with Arcanum - it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Iceland. Despite it raining constantly during our tour and being thoroughly soaked when we finished, it was an amazing experience, so unlike anything I've done before. Our guide Olaf was great, making sure we took care of ourselves during... More 

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

We are also glad that you decided to book your glacier adventure with us! Good to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and the guidance. We are very lucky to have professional and knowledgeable people working for us and they love to take good care of the guests from the start to finish. Thank you for taking time to post the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We did a snowmobiling tour and a glacier walk with Arcanum over a 2 day period. The snowmobiling was awesome and exciting but due to the weather we were basically in a white out and couldn't really see anything. They provide the suits, which were warm and also had gloves but I would recommend bringing waterproof ones because when they... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We are happy to hear that a you enjoyed both tours. Like you point out, our guides follow the satefy regulations and make sure to assist the guests if they need help. We're sure you feel like a champion having conquered an ice cave, that's an experiment of a life time. Welcome back again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I was cold; frozen and my nose was dripping like a fountain - but this was by far one of the most amazing things I've ever done. Equipment is all provided for a safe trip and the instructors are quick and easy at explaining how everything works. When on the glacier, it's such an experience! The beauty around me was... More 

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Your thanks to the team is much appreciated they deserve it and we love to hear how much you enjoyed the glacier adventure. Our guides are professionals, they know their business when it comes to glaciers, volcanoes and the global warming. Happy to hear that you liked the Arcanum Café as well. Thank you for taking time to post the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The trip up to Myrdalsjokull in the Super Jeep is an adventure by itself, and when we arrived at the top, there it was a row of snowmobiles all primed and ready to go. After a quick briefing of how to ride one (it ain't brain surgery), we were off. Our guide made sure that we stayed in one line,... More 

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Super jeep driving, snowmobiles and other experiences upon a glacier are amazing. Our guides are professionals, they take good care of the guests, they are knowledgeable about the glaciers and volcanoes and they put safety first. It's good to hear that you never felt unsafe although the visibility was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had an excellent experience with this tour. more than 2 hours on the ice, a bit of effort but well worth it - doable for anybody in decent shape - my in-laws are 69/76 years old and they did it no problem. Beautiful views and exciting trip - our guide, Olaff was very engaging and knowledgeable.

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for postin the reivew, it's much appreciated. We are happy to that both you and the in-laws liked the tour and found it well worth it. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of the stay. Welcome back. the Arcanum Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took the snowmobile tour up onto Mýrdalsjökull glacier and loved it. The snowmobiling part was exciting and fun, but it was the view from the top that took our breaths away. Absolutely incredible! The staff at the basecamp were helpful in getting us geared up for the cold weather. Our guide up onto the glacier, Bear, was awesome and... More 

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you enjoyed it. Our great, informative and funny guides know their business and love to share information with the guests. The view from the top of a glacier is amazing, something we would like every visitor to experience, we are very happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking time to post the review it's much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a glacier walk with Olly and it was fantastic! I will say that the initial climb up the glacier is a bit strenous if you're not used to hiking (like I am), but he adjusted his pace to everyone in the group. Once you get to the top though, it is amazing. He took us down into... More 

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Sigrun S, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a good time and liked the walk. The guides are very careful, they put safety first and it's good to hear that you felt you were safe all the time. We agree it's amazing being on top of a glacier looking over the landscape and catching it on film. Thank you for taking time to... More 

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