Ívar Finnbogason

Director of Operations

Ívar, Director of Operations

Ívar has a place in Icelandic Mountaineering history, having done multiple first assents, mostly on water-ice. He's been the lead guide for all glacier and mountaineering operations of the Icelandic Mountain Guides (IMG) for years and knows IMG‘s operation in and out. He distributes his time between the office and guiding outdoors on small and big projects.

Ívar was one of Iceland’s most active mountaineers and ice climbers for years. Apart from managing IMG‘s operations, Ívar guides shorter expeditions, like the Vatnajökull Crossing Expedition, ski-touring and climbing trips. He's also been guiding some challenging objectives IMG has undertaken abroad, such as Mont Blanc, Elbrus and Mt. Vinson. His current passions are with mountain biking and ski-touring, although he can occasionally be seen climbing waterfalls.

Summary of education and qualifications:

Guiding related:

  • - IMG mountain guide

  • - AIMG glacier and mountain guide

  • - CAA level I avalanche training

  • - Wilderness First Responder


  • - MSc. degree in Business logistic DTU Denmark

  • - Professional drivers licence

Non work related interests and hobbies:  Alpine ski touring, ice climbing, mountain biking.

Phone number: +354 522 4981
Email: [email protected]