Glacier Guides

Glacier Guides is an internationally recognized and AMGA accredited local guiding operation. Our base of operations is located in Skaftafell, the Vatnajokull National Park entrance under the Vatnajökull Glacier. We are in the really cool recycled house with the grass roof by the visitor center.


Our experienced guides combine their wealth of mountain experience and local expertise to guide you through the awe-inspiring outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap, terrain normally only visited and seen up close by experienced mountaineers. We also offer many other adventure trips that we have deemed a must-see while visiting the Vatnajökull area.


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


May to September


  • Excursions
  • Guide
  • Icelandic Tourist Board