Glacier Guides

Glacier Guides Iceland is an internationally recognized andAMGA accredited local guiding operation. Our base of operations is located in Skaftafell, the Vatnajokull National Park entrance under Vatnajökull Glacier. You can recognize the base by it’s unique turf roof and grey recycled walls.

Our friendly team of experienced guides combine their wealth of mountain knowledge and local expertise to guide you through the awe-inspiring outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap. The Glacier Guides team is made up from people who spend every single day exploring the extraordinary ways of Icelandic nature and are thrilled to be able to show you what it’s all about. Our home, Vatnajökull glacier, is the largest icecap in Europe and has over 30 outlet glaciers to it’s name. Vatnajökull actually makes up about 8% off Iceland so, to really explore Iceland, one most explore Vatnajökull.

Glacier Guides Iceland offers tours all year around, some of the tours are seasonal for example the ice cave tours which are only operated in winter time and the Glacier Xtreme glacier hiking and climbing tour which is operated in summertime. We look forward to glacier exploring together. To book a tour with Glacier Guides visit  


The base in Skaftafell is open May 15th to September 15th.

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Customers testimonials

“Our best experience in Iceland”
This was the best experience we had in Iceland hands down! The company was fantastic to deal with, the guides were awesome and knowledgeable and the scenery was breathtaking! You put on crampons and hike up (not really difficult depending on the package you choose) and trust me - worth the effort!


We are in the main parking lot, outside the park´s visitor center


All year around


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