Glacier Tours in Iceland
Since 1994, Icelandic Mountain Guides has been Iceland's leading glacier tour operator. We offer a broad and exciting range of glacier tours for all skill levels and durations.
A selection of our day tours actually combine some of Iceland's best attractions to help you get the most out of your time: hot springs, Northern lights, the Golden Circle and horseback riding.
All tours include basic safety equipment and with our highly-trained guides, you´re in good hands: they are highly trained in safety and first aid as well as bursting with interesting information about Iceland which they cant wait to share with you.
Our glacier tours are offered from three locations:
Glacier Tours from Reykjavík:
The most popular tour in the book! On this Iceland day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland.
Spring Summer Fall
This is a tour that combines two of Iceland's natural highlights, hot springs and glaciers.
Fall Winter Spring
One of the best combo tour available! On this amazing Iceland day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue, have a traditional dinner at a farm, and look for the Northern Lights all in the same day.
On this south shore adventure heading to Sólheimajökull glacier, we combine our popular glacier walks with an easy introduction to ice climbing and visits to the two impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
Imagine experiencing two legends of Iceland in one tour - riding an even-tempered Icelandic horse like the Vikings did and walking in the labyrinth of the Sólheimajökull glacier.
Glacier Tours from Sólheimajökull:
Glacier Tour on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Tongue from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier in South Iceland.
Glacier Tours from Skaftafell:
Walk on Svinafellsjökull glacier tongue and a boat tour on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.
Walk on Svinafellsjokull Glacier Tongue in Skaftafell National Park: Easy 2 hour walk on Crampons.Available over the holidays.
Spring Summer Fall
4 hours glacier hike on crampons on Svínafellsjökull, part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park.
Icelandic Mountain Guides now offer a combo tour with an introduction to Ice Climbing and a Glacier Walk. Easy and fun adventure suited for everyone!
A bit more about our day tours.
Approximately 11% of Iceland is covered with glaciers, and owing to logistics and east road access, Iceland is probably the best place in the world to see these frozen giants. The biggest glaciers in Iceland are also the easiest to reach from the capital Reykjavík: there is only about a two hour drive to the fourth biggest glacier in the south of Iceland.
Glacier Day tours from Icelandic Mountain Guides give a chance to view, feel and even taste these spectacular phenomena. It might be your last chance since this is probably their last century. Since glaciers all over the world have been slowly shrinking and thinning as the climate warms up.