Local Guide travel service is located right between Iceland's highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur and the nature reserve cape Ingólfshöfði in Öræfi. Local Guide has offered mountain guiding to Hvannadalshnúkur and glacier walks in southeast Iceland since early spring 1994, and is therefore oldest mountain guide company operating in Iceland.
The company was founded in 1991 though by the farmer Sigurður Bjarnason in Hofsnes, when he started to use his hay cart to bring travellers to the nature reserve cape Ingólfshöfði. Sigurður has now retired, born in 1932, but his family continues to offer the Coast Tour he started, and many other trips around the year.
While the focus is on the bird watching and history trip to Ingólfshöfði (Coast Tour) and Kayak Tour in summer, Local Guide also offer short and long glacier walks all around the year and ice climbing tours, cross country skiing, ski mountaineering, and ice cave photography tours in winter and spring.