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About Us

Glacier Guides is an internationally recognized guiding operation that prides itself on offering the most enjoyable, incredible in-depth glacier experience possible. Our base of operations is located in Skaftafell, an oasis under the giant Vatnajökull Glacier in South Iceland.
 
Glacier Guides was started in 2009 with the sole purpose of offering high-quality glacier hikes and alpine trips in the Vatnajökull National park. Our company has grown and matured over the years and now we are proud to offer tours all year around. Recently we joined forces with Arctic Adventures. This means that we are able to use our resources better, offer improved service and more variety of tours.    
 
Glacier Guides is the only company outside of the United States that has received this accreditation and it far exceeds the regulations set for tourism operators in Iceland.  You can read about AMGA Accreditation program here.
 
It is our highest priority that our guests enjoy their adventure in the breathtaking nature of Iceland and return home with great memories.
 
Glaciers cover approximately 11% of Iceland and exploring these ancient rivers of ice is undeniably one of the most unique and memorable experiences Iceland has to offer. Before you leave the island don’t miss the opportunity to stand on and explore such a natural wonder as Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in the world outside of the Polar Regions.
 
Our experienced guides combine top of the line equipment with their wealth of mountain knowledge to help you access the awe-inspiring outlet glaciers of this ice cap, terrain normally only visited and seen up close by experienced mountaineers.
 
We are committed to providing experiences using the best ecologically sound practices available. Vatnajökull National Park is a perfect example of an area that is extremely fragile and sensitive to human traffic. It is our sincere intention to always treat nature with the utmost respect and we kindly ask that you follow our example.
 
Thanks in advance… Enjoy the endless beauty Iceland has to offer and join us for your next adventure.