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Arcanum Glacier Tours

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Address: Ytri-Solheimar I, Vik, Iceland
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+354 487 1500
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Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum...

Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum Glacier Tours is one of Iceland's oldest and most reputable glacier adventure tour company. With over 20 years of service we specialise in safe and responsible guided tours to spectacular glaciers and South Iceland's rugged beautiful back country. Whether you want to have fun in a Super Jeep or on a snowmobile, do a glacier hiking or ride an ATV across the black volcanic sands of the South shore you are in good hands with us. You don't have to have any special skills, or levels of expertise, just show up and have our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable guides walk you through the rest. Our guides are local back country experts with decades of experience running glacier and adventure tours. Rigorous training, solid planning and strict protocols ensures safety, comfort and enjoyment of our customers.

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US$ 124.68*
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Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
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US$ 224.64*
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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

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Great trip even though it was raining

Our guide Trig took us up on a rainy afternoon onto the glacier. He was fun and informative and made us feel safe. He accommodated the tour for all the members. He helped us take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide Trig took us up on a rainy afternoon onto the glacier. He was fun and informative and made us feel safe. He accommodated the tour for all the members. He helped us take photos and also gave us a chance to drink water from the glacier. The crampons worked great and no one in our group fell.

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your glacier walk. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on this trip with my husband and two teenage boys as part of my 50th birthday trip to iceland. I very much wanted to go on a glacier but was worried that I was not fit enough! It was a really good experience, our guide Tomas realised I was not confident and put me behind him and showed... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Happy 5-O ! Great to hear that you enjoyed the birthday treat. Our guides are very conscious people, the "read" the group they are taking upon the glacier and make sure that those who are maybe not confident enough are well briefed. Safety first is Arcanum's keyword. Thank you for taking time to post the review and to recommend our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great time! We did both tours so we were there all day. Snowmobiling and glacier walking are at different bases but about 10min drive from each other and the times are well spaced out, so we had time to have food in there cafe (yummy pizza!), at the glacier walk base and then drive to snowmobile base. I... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Wow, you review is like music to our ears ! We are very happy to learn that you had such a good time. Our guides are not in a hurry, it the group is interested, weather and conditions are good it does not matter if the hours allocated to the tour are exceeded. Thank you for taking time to post... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This company is excellent and we had a fantastic 3 hour trek with Olaf who was really knowledgeable and focused on safety - a really great trip to do if in Southern Iceland.

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. We are happy that you enjoyed the tour. Welcome back. The Arcanum Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in a glacier walk, Arcanum tours is the place to go! Our guide Tomas was extremely knowledgeable about glaciers and very professional, patient and helpful! We learned so much about the glacier. Compared with other tours that had groups of about 20 people, ours was much smaller, thus giving us much more time to enjoy the... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear this. Our guide Tomas knows plenty about the glacier, the volcano underneath and he loves to share his knowledge with the customers. We are very happy that your experience of the tour was so positive. Thank you for taking time to post the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most breathtaking experiences on our trip around Iceland! The weather was absolutely perfect too. Well worth the cost to upgrade to your own snowmobile too.

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear ! We agree it's a breathtaking experience and you were lucky with the weather, it's been to rainy this winter. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must book with this company if visiting Iceland! We booked the 1 hour snowmobiling tour and had an absolutely fantastic time! Our first date was cancelled due to bad weather but the guys at arcanum tours emailed us with alternative dates and we couldn't have ended up with a better day! The guys were great, answered all questions and... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Super ! The weather has been teasing us a bit. Great to hear you could manage another day and that you liked the experience. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived via Reykjavik excursions and the guide was very friendly. Visibility was low but we were made to feel at ease and any issues safety was the main priority. The visibility was zero but we still had an amazing time up on the glacier. Very much worth the money

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you liked the snowmobile tour. Unfortunately the winter weather can be quite shifty so it's not always clear on the top of the glacier. Our guides take pride in taking good care of our customers. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! Our guide Baldur was fantastic, so friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! We had perfect clear weather for the hike, and we were the only ones on our tour so got to see a lot of the glacier. We spent a couple of hours on the ice, and even explored an ice cave. Baldur explained everything perfectly and it... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour. Our guides know their stuff, everything about the glacier and the volcano underneath is their A-Z. Welcome back again. The Arcanum Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Walking on a glacier is a real experience. To done crampons and carry an ice pick over the blue slab of raw ice is reaĺly something quite special. It took a little while for the tour to get started while everyone is kitted out etc. Our guide Olaf was very knowledgeable and a informative. Shocking to see how quickly the... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed the hiking. Sometimes the weather is not very kind and tours have to be substituted or even cancelled. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. The Arcanum Team More 

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