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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.

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

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

Glacier Guides

Happy Guests

"This tour was incredible! I had taken the shuttle from Reykjavik to Skaftafell with the intention of touring some of the park solo; however, after talking to other people on the bus, I decided to do the guided tour... and I'm so glad I did! First off, everyone working at Glacier Guides was incredibly friendly and helpful. When I decided to do the tour, they were able to get me signed up on the spot without a problem.

After being fitted for crampons, we boarded the van to drive out... read full review

July, 2013

"This experience was absolutely fantastic! 6.5 hours on the glacier just flew by; learning about the glacier, the techniques of ice hiking and ice climbing, and just having a blast with a group of awesome people. Special thanks goes out to our guide, Daniel T, who made the trip interesting, fun, hilarious and safe for everyone! Another thanks to the glacier guides crew, whose office had such a warm and friendly atmosphere after returning from our unique adventure. I highly recommend this... read full review

June, 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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