About us

Since the company’s founding in 1994 by four passionate mountaineering guides, our philosophy has been that guiding is not a job, it is a lifestyle. We are still owned and operated by guides and continue to set the standard in safety, mountaineering expertise and environmental protection across the industry in Iceland.

Björgvin Hilmarsson
The Icelandic Mountain Guides' Office Team

Guide Owned & Operated

Our guides are a mix of passionate trekkers, hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and skiers, that live and breathe the outdoor adventure life. They use their extensive mountaineering and trekking training to safely lead groups on adventures in wild nature, as well as pursue personal outdoor challenges (like climbing some of the world’s highest summits).

Our Environmental Policy = Nature First

Icelandic tourism depends on the continued prosperity of our delicate nature. In all the activities and experiences we offer, our goal is to minimize the environmental impact and leave no trace when we travel. Our philosophy includes supporting local NGOs and taking an active part in discussing the development of wilderness and open spaces. Read more about our environmental policy and how to be a responsible traveller.

Adventure travel expert

After creating the Glacier Walk in Iceland in 1994, we saw how important it is to offer innovative and safe experiences to travellers in Iceland. Our diverse selection of adventures lets you immerse in the country’s pure wilderness.

Along with enjoying activities out in nature, we are strong advocates of conserving the precious Icelandic nature that we work in all year long. We design tours that take travellers on safe, fun and environmentally conscious outdoor adventures that showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland. Whether you want to go hiking, backpacking, trekking, ice climbing, on a glacier walk, mountain climbing, skiing, on an expedition or for a mountaineering course in Iceland or Greenland, we’ve got you covered!

Our focus on protecting Icelandic nature, while providing quality services and small group experiences, are what make us Iceland’s adventure travel expert.

Ulrika Larsson