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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!

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

See the South Coast from the air!  This is the ultimate tour of Iceland and an unforgettable experience!

The ultimate glacier experience! Glacier hiking and a Zodiac boat ride on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.

Glacier Guides

Happy Guests

"I went on a small 4 person walk and climb in the Skaftafell National Park w/ Jacob as a guide. It was truly not only a highlight of my trip in Iceland but one of the coolest things I've done in some time. I would highly recommend this trip to any adventurous spirit. Jacob was very helpful and supportive. He did an amazing making sure that we made the most of our experience. He was very knowledgable about the glacier and the local area." - Glacier Xtreme trip

June, 2013

"If you have never been on a glacier before, the half-day tour with glacier guides is a great way to experience it. While we visited during the busiest day of the summer, our group had only nine, and were kept spaced apart on the Falljökull glacier. Equipped with ice axes, crampons, and helmets, our guide, Nick, showed us the various features on the hike up to the ice fall. While much of the hike was leisurely, he pushed the pace in the end to get us to a place for lunch (which was provided... read full review

August, 2013

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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