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Icelandic Mountain Guides

4.7 | Excellent
  • 98% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Local Specialist
Established
  • 1994
Headquarters
  • Reykjaví­k, Iceland
Trips
  • 10

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4.7 out of 5
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Tour Reviews

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Informative, knowledgable and friendly March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Informative, knowledgable and friendly tour guides who take care of you and make sure you’re getting the most out of your trip. I’ve had the time of my life on these tours and I owe it all to you! I love Iceland more and more each time
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Had a fantastic experience May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband and I had a fantastic experience with icelandic mountain guides for our honeymoon. We did a half day glacier climb and walk with Nico and had a blast! Nico ensured our groups safety at all times and gave us so many fun details and facts about the glacier and volcano. It was a beautiful and memorable day that I will forever ve grateful for. Nico was not only a great guide but a fabulous person! He gave us great recommendations for the rest of our honeymoon which we absolutely loved. Thank you Nico and icelandic mountain guides for such a great day!!!
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It was an awesome experience May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was an awesome experience. We had a safe and relaxed walk, and our guide was friendly and caring. We were whelmed by the beauty of the glacier and will definitely come back for a longer hike!

MR

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Excellent day from start to finish December 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent day from start to finish! Our guide Hendrich was a fountain of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, fun and friendly - made a full day fly by in a flash yet packed so much in and got to spend quality time at each adventure experience/place. Highly recommended Iceland mountain guides for maximising time in this most beautiful country!
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We had a wonderful experience May 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful experience with this company. They were so helpful! I never expected to have such friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides but they were great. I would definitely recommend IMG.
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I was really impressed with the whole experience May 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Jacob was an excellent guide for our glacier tour. He was knowledgeable and I felt very safe with him. He taught me a lot on the tour and I was really impressed with the whole experience. I very highly recommend this company. They have the most experience and knowledge.
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Stride Review

Founded in 1994, they focus on active travel, especially hiking, throughout Iceland.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

They offer everything from day tours to multi-day expeditions through Iceland’s extreme natural landscapes. Because the nature of Iceland beckons adventure travelers, this is a great way to see the country, from glacier walks to taking in expanses of lava fields, waterfalls, and other spectacular scenery. Their guides are extremely capable and knowledgeable, there to offer moral support as you embark on your trek as well as provide historical and cultural background to Iceland.

Who Travels With Them?

They are perfect for those who enjoy high intensity travel, and extreme hiking. Though there is some variety within that, there tours will be most enjoyed by physically fit and active travelers. Tours range from Easy to Difficult - the second level after easy is Moderate which involves 4-6 hours of walking per day.

Where Do They Operate?

They are entirely focused in Iceland. Their trips go all over the country, participating in active travel from ice climbing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, trekking, jeep tours and more.

Why Travel With Them?

If you’re looking for a challenge, or wanting to dip your toe into the experience of multi day hiking, this is a great place to start. Iceland is a land of extremes and hiking is just one way to experience this. Take into consideration if you are visiting Iceland for the first time you may not see everything as their tours are as much about the activity as well as the country.

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From Icelandic Mountain Guides

Icelandic Mountain Guides is a leading Iceland tour operator with over two decades of experience servicing clients from all over the world. Our tour company offers a great selection of guided adventure tours in Iceland and Greenland, including hiking, glacier tours, backpacking, trekking, mountain climbing, ice climbing, cross country skiing and more. We have a tour for people of all levels.

Over the years, we have learned a thing or two about accommodating and adapting to different needs, preferences, cultures and languages. If you or your travel group is looking for a specialist in the wilderness of Iceland or Greenland, one that emphasizes cooperation, environmental sustainability and safety then, Icelandic Mountain Guides is the tour operator for your next Iceland vacation.

IMG operates from their company headquarters in Reykjavik year-round, and from their base camp located in the beautiful Skaftafell National Park situated in the South-east part of the country at the foot of the Vatnajokull Glacier, from May – September.

Icelandic Mountain Guides staff training

Icelandic Mountain Guides is proud to be an award winning as well as a leading company for staff training in Icelandic tourism. We have over 20 years of experience in educating, entertaining and assuring the safety of our guests. This applies to the Greenland Ice cap, the summit of Antarctica and everywhere in between. The pinnacle of our educational program is the 27 days of direct training and exams our glacier guides go through from the time they are hired until they achieve the full requirements for an IMG Mountain Guide.

Our award winning training program is based on safety and training standards from New Zealand. In addition to training courses, our guides work over 100 days under direct and indirect supervision and are required to advance to a certain standard in their personal mountaineering.

Most of our guides will have completed an eight day Wilderness First Responder first aid course and have received advanced training from working with the elite units of the Icelandic rescue teams.

Associations:

Adventure Travel Trade Association; Iceland Travel Industry Association

Awards:

Icelandic Travel Industry Association’s Education AwardOutdoor Travel AwardsIcelandair Pioneer AwardConch Environmental AwardTourist Board’s Environmental Award

5 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,780

Highlights

  • See the famous Gullfoss and Geysir
  • Enjoy the views of Glacier Lagoon and its icebergs
  • Opportunity to witness Aurora Borealis
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6 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
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Highlights

  • Experience Mountain Biking, Kayaking and River Jet
  • Opportunity to visit the World Heritage Site Þingvellir National park
  • Enjoy Horse Riding, Glacier walk and Hiking
  • Backcountry overnight stay in Þórsmörk
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9 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,537

Highlights

  • Hike over the magnificent Dyrfjöll mountain range
  • See awesome Loðmundarfjörður and Seyðisfjörður
  • Cherish your moments at Tröllakrókar Cliffs
  • Hike over Hjálmárdalsheiði, which over the centuries used to be the main thoroughfare between the Loðmundarfjörður farmlands and the Seyðisfjörður harbor and trading post
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3 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 773

Highlights

  • Get excited seeing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Visit famous Skaftafell National Park
  • Cherish your moments at Arctic Birch and Waterfalls
  • Enjoy the contrast in green hills and waterfalls
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