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Glacier Guides - Day Tours

Vatnajokull National Park 101, Iceland
+354 562 7000
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One of our best Iceland experiences

My wife and I did the long glacier tour and loved every minute. The guides were excellent... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
USPhotographer
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Boston
Glacier Hike

What a unique and wonderful experience to hike on a glacier. Our guide Brendon took our small group... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
traveler4562015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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Vatnajokull National Park 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My wife and I did the long glacier tour and loved every minute. The guides were excellent, knowledgeable, and kept a close watch on the group. As we were coming down I spoke with one about the great hike and the areas of the glacier...More

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

Dear USPhotographer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your glacier hike with us so much! We believe that a professional and qualified team of guides is essential for environments as...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

What a unique and wonderful experience to hike on a glacier. Our guide Brendon took our small group on a hike all around the glacier. Everyone had a wonderful time taking in the unique ice spires and formations. All of the guides were very friendly...More

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

Dear traveler4562015, Thank you very much for this review, we are happy to receive it! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your glacier hike with us so much and that our team took great care of us. We hope we can welcome you on...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Thankyou for a fantastic experience , all aspects of safety explained and a great ride. We both really enjoyed our snowmobiling experience :)More

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

Dear Jsilk65, Thank you very much for this review! We are very happy to see that you were satisfied with the safety aspects of the tour as well as the fun side of things. We loved having you along, and hopefully we will get to...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My mother sister and I did the 5 hour glacier adventure. We all thoroughly enjoyed this hike straight up the glacier. It was extremely easy to rent equipment form Glacier Guides. We highly recommend this tour guide company!More

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

Dear Madeline B, Thank you for leaving this review, we are happy to have received it! It's very good to see that you enjoyed your tour with us and that all preparations for the tour went smoothly. That's exactly what we are looking to provide...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 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 8 June 2018

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 2 June 2018

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 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 22 May 2018

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 16 May 2018 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 17 May 2018

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 21 April 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 23 April 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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bucky616
20 July 2018|
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Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure because we went in the summer and you would have to ask for a timetable . As for hotels google location of tour group pick up , sorry I can’t help anymore .
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js_jenshum
18 January 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
20 December 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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