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Local Guide of Vatnajokull

Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
+354 894 1317
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Small group tour - excellent!

If you're wondering why Local Guides' half day glacier tour is only 4 hours versus other companies... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan G
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Great guide for an awesome hike!

We went for the glacier hike (because glacier tunnels are flooded in summertime) and Siggi was our... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Chris C
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We specialize in Ice cave's and glaciers
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  • Very good4%
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“ice cave” (34 reviews)
“glacier hike” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're wondering why Local Guides' half day glacier tour is only 4 hours versus other companies 5 hour trip it is because Local Guides uses 4x4 vans to take you all the way to the glacier edge whereas other companies have you hike 20...More

1  Thank Dan G
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dan, Thank you for the review of the tour you took with Siggi this summer. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip and that would you have taken a full tour if possible. We are incredibly proud of our guides...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We went for the glacier hike (because glacier tunnels are flooded in summertime) and Siggi was our guide. The group was small (7 people) and the hike itself (on Falljokull) was amazing. Keep in mind though that you have to be in relatively good shape...More

Thank Chris C
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Chris, Thanks for your great review of your tour with Siggi. As you mention, the ice cave season is in the winter and so the summer is perfect for glacier hiking when the glacier is at it´s most accessible. We are glad to hear...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Did glacier hike with Siggi! AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Highlight of our trip!! We happened to be the only 2 people for the 1pm tour for 4-5 hours which was the perfect amount of time to explore the glacier and not get too tired. We got to...More

1  Thank MoC15
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear MOC15, I am so pleased to hear that this was the the highlight of the trip, as we are in the early season clients can sometimes find themselves alone on the tour and I am pleased to hear that you found that this was...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Guide Snorri was knowledgeable about glaciers and Icelandic ecology. We felt safe and adventurous. This is a "must do" on your Iceland itinerary.

Thank MichaelNS
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi MichaelINS Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review about the glacier hike you did with Snorri. We are very proud of our guides and I am so happy it was a must do on your trip. Aron

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a tour through Local Guide a few weeks before our trip. I had been in contact with the headquarters before coming because I had a large group. When it came time to book, there weren't enough spaces open for my party, so Local...More

Thank rhyamb
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Rhyamb, Thank you for this very kind review. We know the weather isn´t always on our side so where possible we will always try and be accommodating so I am glad my team were able to help you. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was a highlight of our Iceland trip. Staff at Local Guide was very friendly and truly experts / helpful about moving around people on the glacier. Ice caves are a must see if it´s winter and you are in Iceland. We had bad luck...More

Thank ManeGazzo
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear ManeGazzo, Thank you for this lovely review of your experience with Local Guide. Whilst the weather isn´t always on our side, we try our best to offer alternatives when we can and I am pleased we were able to offer an alternative for you...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

The ice cave was VERY crowded, but we felt like VIP going to such a restricted area. Off-roading in the van just to get to the cave was really exciting. Our tour guide, Guðný, was so adorable! She is so passionate about her beautiful country...More

Thank 123_j_bear
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear 124_J_BEAR Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear your kind words of our guide Guðný and will make sure she sees this. As you mention, the cave can be busy, unfortunately despite starting the tours...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

The main ice cave was super crowded (we did the 13:45 tour), but we were already warned about this. I guess it was also this crowded because the late tour was cancelled due to the stormy weather. But we were still happy to have visited,...More

Thank Amanda L
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Amanda L, Thank you for your review of the tour you took with me this winter. I am so pleased to hear that I was able to offer you informative information and also I am pleased you liked the second cave we visited. Unfortunately...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

We spent a week driving the southern coast of Iceland, and we made sure to go on one of the ice cave tours that we'd heard so much about. Local Guide seemed to be the most recommended, and after our tour, I can see why....More

Thank Brian M
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback of the tour you took with me this winter. We really enjoy taking the 17.00 tour as we find that we are often one of the only companies here at this time...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Apparently, the ice cave has dwindled over the course of several years and the number of folks visiting has risen. Our guide, Snorri, was knowledgeable, fun, personable and showed a love of Iceland's ecology. He also had a real knowledge of digital photography. The cave...More

Thank Mark C
Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Marc, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us and also to give feedback on our lead guide Snorri who is a very experienced and enthusiastic guide. Unfortunately there has been an increase in tourism to the ice caves over...More

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manperl25
14 August 2017|
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Response from roger c | Reviewed this property |
You better check with local guide.
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Caroline B
28 March 2017|
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Response from Aron F | Property representative |
Hello Caroline, In the summer we offer glacier hiking tours, we have those suitable for families and also those looking for more of an adventure! Sadly the ice cave season is over now until November when the weather gets... More
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Incognitosu
2 March 2017|
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Response from Aron F | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Sadly the ice cave season runs only from November-March as we need the cold and dry weather to maintain the access to the caves and that gorgeous blue ice! In the summer we offer glacier hikes... More
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