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It is unlikely that anyone will ever forget the first time they tried ice climbing. Partners in many parts of the country offer ice-climbing tours.

Ice Pic Journeys
 Ice Pic Journeys pairs professional photo packages with unforgettable adventure experiences! Also, the mastermind behind the world’s first and only Glacier Zip Line operation!  Background: Together two crazy Americans decided to start Ice Pic Journeys as a passion project. Through their previous experience guiding with Icelandic companies, Mike and Ryan knew that they wanted people from all over the world to understand the glaciers and how they are changing.   What better way to understand them than to create a personal experience combined with the visual elements of photography. This way, when you hike with us on any Iceland adventure tour, you will learn about the Icelandic glaciers firsthand. But you will also have a professional photographer making unique, personal images for friends and family to see. It is our main mission to reveal to the world, ourselves amongst these natural wonders as a first step towards awareness and preserving the only glaciers that we have!  Why Choose Us? All packages include professional photos paired with the adventure of the day!  We uphold an American style standard.  Strong focus on small groups (no more than 8 per adventure) to ensure the clients get the utmost care, attention, and authentic experience!  Ice Pic Journeys team consists of licensed driver-guides who are also professional photographers that all share a passion for adventure and sustainable travel.  Superior customer service so you feel prepared and ready to embark on your lifetime adventure!  Tried and True. See our Trip Advisor and Google Reviews to prove it!   Glacier Activities: No matter the season, we have a epic adventure for you! From visiting a simple ice cave to embarking on a longer discovery on the glacier, challenging yourself to ice climbing or taking the ultimate leap off our glacier zip line we have it all! Along with that learn about the glaciers in Iceland and have professional photos as a keepsake from your glacier tour!   Aurora Tours: Imagine seeing the Northern Lights for the first time in Iceland! …and having photos to document such a special moment with nature. Our Aurora Tours will take y ou out hunting for them and if nature doesn’t provide,we can craft unique nighttime photos as an alternative so you never walk away empty handed!  Day Tours From Reykjavik: Additionally, Ice Pic Journeys has expanded their operation into unique day driving tours from Reykjavik. So clients staying in the city can still witness the remarkable beauty of the Icelandic Highlands, South, Snæfellsnes, Reykjanes, and beyond! Ice Climbing is even an option for the more daring folks out there.  Private & Custom Multi-Day Adventures: You dream it and we will make it happen! Or if you need ideas let’s brainstorm your perfect adventure you’ll never ever forget and you’ll have the photos to prove it!  Additional Links: What to Wear for Glacier Tours   Iceland Driving Tips!  
Arctic Adventures
Arctic Adventures is a premier provider of recreational tours in Iceland, with a vast selection of trips and activities available throughout the country. The company offers glacier walks, ice cave tours, diving and surface diving in Silfra, hiking, cave exploration, snowmobiling, whale watching, and sightseeing tours. Their locations include Reykjavík, Sólheimajökull, Skaftafell, and Húsafell.  A specialist in day trips and longer tours, Arctic Adventures is a go-to operator for private trips, school excursions, and corporate group outings.  In addition to their tour offerings, Arctic Adventures operates several hotels throughout Iceland, including Adventure Hotel Geirland at Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Adventure Hotel Hof in Öræfi, Hotel Hellissandur, and Óbyggðasetrið in Fljótsdal. As a testament to their commitment to quality and the environment, Arctic Adventures has been certified by Vakinn, Iceland's official tourism certification program. Glacier Hiking at Sólheimajökull Glacier and from Skaftafell. Hiking Tours at Landmannalaugar, Laugavegur & Þórsmörk. Ice Caving at Kötlujökull, Sólheimajökull, Langjökull, Falljökull Glaciers and from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Lava Caving at Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave.  Scuba Diving/Snorkelling at Silfra Fissure, Þingvellir National Park. Snowmobiling at Langjökull Glacier.Sightseeing Tours exploring the areas around Reykjavík or around the whole island.
Ice Guardians Iceland
We are an adventure guiding company founded by two internationally experienced & knowledgeable guides. We operate activities in & around our backyard in the Hornafjörður.  Our mission is to provide unique & immersive experiences in the vast playground of Vatnajökull National Park. Within 100-200 years, all the easily accessible glacier outlets will have retreated entirely with just 1-2 °C of global warming.  The key goals of our trips are education and adventure. Sharing our understanding of glaciology, volcanoes, climate change, geology, and more whilst having memorable experiences.  We make the landscape come alive so you can imagine it as it was in past ice ages and warm periods and how it will likely look in the future. Book with us or enquire now to start your Vatnajökull journey. 
Icelandic Mountain Guides
Arcanum Glacier tours Conveniently situated in south Iceland at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the tour company Arcanum is one of Iceland’s best-known and respected glacier tour outfitters, providing safe and responsible tours for more than 20 years from the same location. “At Arcanum, we aim to reveal the secrets of Iceland’s astonishing natural phenomenons to the curious traveler,”. The glacier adventure will provide stunning photo opportunities to remind you of probably your best day in the wild and pure Iceland. Tours require no special skills and can be enjoyed by people of all levels in good health. For the snowmobile tour and the ATV, you need a valid driving license. Further information on www.mountainguides.is and www.arcanum.is   
Midgard Adventure
Midgard Adventure Midgard Adventure is a Tour Operator & Travel Agency that delivers authentic experiences with local,highly experienced guides. We offer day tours and multi-day trips, either in small groups or private, to both popular and well off-the-beaten path locations. At Midgard Base Camp which is located in Hvolsvöllur, the heart of South Iceland, unique accommodation, a stunning rooftop hot tub and a lively restaurant and bar awaits you. What separates us? We are a small family-owned and operated business with a high service level Our team consists of local mountaineers that all share a passion for adventure and sustainable travel The service is always very personal and the experience is truly authentic With us you will connect with locals and create profound memories that last a lifetime Day ToursWe offer various kinds of day tours: highlands tours, super jeep tours, wilderness hikes, bike tours, sightseeing tours and glacier tours. Our most popular summer tours are Þórsmörk Super Jeep, Þórsmörk Hike and Landmannalaugar Day Tour. Our most popular winter tours are Þórsmörk Super Jeep, Meet Eyjafjallajökull and Midgard Surprise. Multi Day TripsWe offer multi-day trips ranging from 2-8 days. But we can also customise multi-day trips at any length of time. Our most popular summer trip is the 4-Day Iceland Adventure Package where you experience awe-inspiring landscapes of South Iceland along with fun and exciting activities. Our most popular winter trip is the 4-Day Northern Lights Adventure. This is the perfect itinerary for a winter break with the flexibility needed for winter travel in Iceland. Both of these tours combine the whole Midgard all-in-one concept as the guests accommodate and dine at Midgard Base Camp.  Private tours and tailor-made itinerariesWe offer both private tours and tailor-made adventures. You tell us what you would like to do and we design an itinerary customized around your wants, desires and budget. We will gladly cover the most popular destinations but our expertise lies in our ability to go off-the-beaten path. You will get inside access to hidden places that you will not find in tourist books. Family Vacations We love organising family trips to Iceland. All our services are very much personalised, so don’t expect any standard e-mails. Tell us about your family and your interests and we will use our knowledge to design a memorable trip that suits your family. A trip that will include the must-see popular sights and also off-the-beaten path trips where you will experience the authentic and raw Iceland, the real Iceland – far away from other tourists. Other servicesWe also organise incentive trips, events and itineraries for educational groups. Check out our homepage for sample itineraries. Do you need accommodation?At Midgard Base Camp you will find hotel and hostel style accommodation, restaurant and a bar. Midgard’s location is superb to explore all the major attractions in South Iceland as well as the “off the beaten path” highlands. The atmosphere is relaxed and the friendly ambience is unique. All guests get exclusive access to the rooftop hot tub and sauna. Interesting links Midgard Adventure Website Why book with Midgard Adventure? Midgard Base Camp Website Midgard Restaurant Website Midgard Videos Midgard Adventure on Facebook Midgard Base Camp on Facebook @MidgardAdventure on Instagram @Midgard.Base.Camp on Instagram  
Glacier Adventure
GLACIER ADVENTUREGlacier Adventure is a small family-run local company. Guiding is our passion and our life revolves around Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. All of our tours are operated on, under, and around the glacier. Glacier Adventures base camp is only 12km east of the Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland's most popular attractions. The meeting point is Hali, where you will find our cozy barn as a hang-out place before your tour starts. Glacier Adventure base camp: -Free parking -Free wifi -Restaurant, hotel, and guesthouses. To book a tour with Glacier Adventure please visit our web page www.glacieradventure.is  The company's goal is to share our love and knowledge of the region with our clients and to safely introduce them to some of Iceland's most stunning sights. We have summer and winter tours. During summer, Glacier Adventure takes its guests on a glacier walk on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull's biggest outlet glaciers. Glacier Adventure offers ice climbing in a small and intimate group. Over the winter period, from November to the middle of March Glacier Adventure offers Ice Cave tours. We have two different ice cave tours to offer. The longer ice cave tour is a combo tour including a glacier walk and an ice cave tour and the shorter is only an ice cave tour. 
From Coast To Mountains
We are a local family company that has been running trips in southeast Iceland since 1991. Our Summer Special is the popular Ingólfshöfði Puffin Tour. This adventurous journey starts on a tractor drawn hay cart, traveling 6 km across the black sands flats of the southeast coast. Our destination is the isolated headland and nature reserve, Ingólfshöfði, a home of thousands nesting seabirds, including puffins and the great skuas. The historical cape is named after the first settler of Iceland Ingólfur Arnarson, who spent his first winter in Iceland at the cape in 874 AD. For booking and more information, visit www.puffintour.is We also offer Ingólfshöfði Photo Tour, for serious photographers to photograph puffins in early morning couple of times a week in summer. Our Winter special is without a doubt, the Ice Cave Tour. Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson, owner and lead guide of FromCoastToMountains is the pioneer of the ice cave tours in Iceland and has found and named most of the famous ice caves in Vatnajökull glacier. In the wintertime we organize trips to ice caves ranging from short visit to an easily accessible ice cave or ice tunnel during our Ice Cave Tour, to our two day Ice Cave SleepOver Tour to more remote ice cave. For booking and more information, visit www.icecaving.is FromCoastToMountains also organizes various trips in the Vatnajökull region, mostly for individuals and small parties. We offer solutions for people that want to experience the nature and glaciers of southeast Iceland with native mountain guides. If you would like to know more about our different private or small group tours, please visit: www.fromcoasttomountains.com/our-tours Our Latest Adventure is our newest product, Café Vatnajökull in Fagurhólsmýri, which our family opened in 2017. This former local grocery store was the heart of our community for almost 40 years, but was closed for a decade until we bought it and converted it to be the base of our operations. Our Café is an adventure in it self. Here you can meet the locals, see and buy our family products, get fresh Icelandic coffee from and try some of Icelandic special treats. Don´t be a stranger and come to visit us and experience a special atmosphere in the beautiful surrounding of Vatnajökull. Our photos speak more than words, check out our photo gallery on our web site, www.fromcoasttomountains.com/gallery   Tour: Departure: Duration: Ingólfshöfði PuffinTour - Birdwatching and historytrip to Ingólfshöfði nature reserve. From mid May - mid August: every day except Sundays.For more info visit www.PuffinTour.is 2 1/2 hours       Ingólfshöfði PhotoTour - Special departures for serious photographers to Ingólfshöfði. June - August:every day except Sundays. Booking on www.PuffinTour.is For more info visit www.PuffinTour.is 3 hours Ice Cave Tour - A visit to an Ice cave in Vatnajökull. November - March: every day except Sundays.Booking on www.IceCaving.isFor more info visit www.IceCaving.is 2-3 hours  
Local Guide - of Vatnajökull
Local Guide of Vatnajökull is a small family run company in the South East of Iceland offering small and intimate glacier trips on the Vatnajökull glacier outlets. All of our guides are local to the area and have a wealth of experience guiding and training on Vatnajökull glacier. We pride ourselves in offering tours suitable for all abilities and levels of enthusiasm, whether you are a family experiencing Iceland for the first time, or if you are a more adventurous explorer with some experience on glaciers, we hope you will enjoy a trip with us at Local Guide. What do we offer? Winter: During the winter months October-March we specialise in ice cave tours. We offer short, more accessible tours as well as longer tours suited to the more adventurous. We are able to cater to large group sizes too. Summer: In the summer months from April-September our focus is glacier hiking. We have a number of tours suitable for most ages, as well as ice climbing or a full day techniques tour for the more adventurous. Why Chose Local Guide? - Small group experience- 4x4 jeep transfer (which means less of a walk to the glacier)- Local guides that know the area very well- Highly trained glacier guides using the standards of AIMG- Owned and run by locals living in the Vatnajökull region  Please get in touch! If you cannot find what you are looking for please let us know, we aim to be as flexible as possible and hope we can find a tour that fits your requirements. If we do not have what you are looking for we will do our utmost to help you. To find us on Instagram, please click here.
Southcoast Adventure
Meeting point - Brú-Road 249 Specializes in tailor-made private & luxury tours and all kinds of day trips around Iceland. Open schedule tours or private. Southcoast Adventure was established in 2009 by Þorgerður Guðmundsdóttir and Ársæll Hauksson. To begin with, there was just ONE jeep that was used to offer trips to tourists and mostly Icelanders who wanted to see more of their beautiful country. 2 years later, their first member of staff was hired. The company today has 28 vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including snowmobiles and 4×4 buggies. Initially, daily trips were offered to Eyjafjallajökul, Þórsmörk, and Fimmvörðuháls. Today the company has grown considerably and daily trips are offered in many vehicles to many destinations; snowmobile and buggy trips; twice, daily departures to the ice cave; trips transporting luggage for those clients who are doing hikes to the various glaciers, mountains, and the interior; glacier ice-hikes as well as those up mountains and further inland. All of this as well as custom-made trips/adventures for those who have a thirst for something off the beaten track. Many of the staff are also active members of the local Search and Rescue and this obviously is an added bonus when dealing with Icelandic nature and the sometimes rugged environment. Thankfully their special skills have not often been called upon but it is a reassuring skill to have. No two days are the same and there is always a feeling of excitement for the next day at work and what adventures it may bring. The company prides itself on building incredible trips and memories for all of our clients, both locals and foreigners. Staff/guides are always encouraged to extend their knowledge as much as possible so that all clients are satisfied and the company aims to always improve their service. As mentioned, most of the staff/guides are from the surrounding areas – this is a huge advantage as it means that when needs arise, the local knowledge makes for a more comfortable working environment.

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