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Winter Only! Explore a stunning crystal ice cave in Europe's largest glacier Vatnajökull for a unique experience of a wondrous world of natural ice sculptures and formations.


The Explorer from Skaftafell takes you all the way. Take a close look at the glacier Ice-fall in all it's power.


Winter Only!! Do not miss this amazing opportunity to visit an ice cave in the Vatnajökull region!

Glacier Xtreme iceclimbing in Skaftafell

If you are looking for an adventure that allows you to truly experience the ice then this is the trip for you.

Great for those passing by Skaftafell National Park looking for a quick but stunning glacier adventure.

Winter Only!! Tour the beautiful south coast and excperience the blue ice of the Vatnajökull region!

Summer Only!! Tour the beautiful south coast and excperience the blue ice of the Vatnajökull region!

Take a journey through a frozen maze of towering ice formations and deep blue crevasses.

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Happy Guests

"We traveled to Iceland in a group of 7, ages ranging from 33 to 64 with different physical levels each, but all physically active people. We all absolutely loved this tour and would put it on the top of our list of experiences on our vacation! Our guide was Philippe and he was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to as well as thoughtful of our needs (even searching for my dad's backpack that he had set down somewhere unknown). It certainly helped that we had a beautiful day for the tour... read full review

September, 2015

"We had a blast with Glacier Guides ice climbing tour. A very professional and qualified guide explained us the basics of ice climbing and gave very clear instructions how to use ice axes and crampons. After a pleasant glacier walk listening to all the interesting facts about glaciers we have reached the beginners ice wall and had our first attempt to climb. Later in the day we advanced and tired more challenging terrain like going down to the crevasses and climbing out of them. The view was... read full review

August, 2015

Aerial shots courtesy of Skysmith

At Glacier Guides in Iceland our goal is to exceed our guests expectations by providing an extraordinary experience in an informative and personal way. Our team of dedicated, professional guides combines 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 with our base of operations located in Skaftafell, an oasis under the giant Vatnajokull Glacier in South Iceland, 330 km East of Reykjavik. We are passionate about the environment that we work and play in, we love exploring our local landscape and sharing this with visitors to the area.

From Skaftafell we operate spectacular glacier hikes, mountaineering trips, ice climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. Included in our glacier tours are several originating from Reykjavik. We specialize in tailor-made trips for organized groups taking into account specific needs including group abilities, budgets, and timeframe. We offer extensive private expedition services, mountaineering courses and assistance with media productions on Iceland’s glaciers and mountains.  Contact us for more information


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