Best tour ever! Simon and Matt were extremely knowledgeable and kept us safe while taking us inside a glacier to ice climb. Would do it again in a heartbeat and have already recommended this tour to our friends! It was beautiful, save the glaciers!
Our guide Maria was wonderful. She navigated snow-filled roads, high winds, hail, etc with ease and filled our adventure with the rich history of Iceland. What a pleasure! A highlight of the tour was a glacial hike with our guide Vernon. His enthusiasm and excitement, patience and humor in his role of guiding and teaching us were outstanding. This is a great way to be introduced to this wild and beautiful county.
"The glazier walk was fantastic! The guide watched over us like a mother hen. Even though it rained the entire time, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Some advice; when they say "water-proof" clothes, that's exactly what they mean.
Once more. We booked all of our excursions through Extreme Iceland, only to find out that Extreme Iceland had been bought out by Arctic Adventures. We should have been informed of this ahead of time."
Amazing glacier hiking tour and super professional guide:-)!!Wonderful experience and stunning places to see I wish I could stay longer! I booked all my day tours with Extreme Iceland and I hope to come back again in summer. I highly recommend Extreme Iceland.
We LOVED this tour! Our guide, Adam, was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable of (and passionate about) the glacier and its history, and we found the tour both fun and informative. We will definitely be back for a longer glacier hike on our next trip. Thank you!!
"The hike was incredible, such a fun experience and our tour guide, Vernon, was great!
Thanks for a memorable adventure!"
I don't often take tours on travel. First, I don't like to follow a group, and I always find that we don't have enough time to enjoy the place out of time... But for the glacier, we thought it would be great to know more, have information about it and go safely see it. I really don't regret our choice. The indications before was clear, the organization at our arrival was efficient, but the clue of our tour (glacier apart) was our guide, Adam. His passion, enthusiasm, his indications gave well, his constant attention for our security, his sense of humor, made us pass a really happy moment. He made us feel the preciosity of this moment and the chance that we had to be there and enjoy. My sister, my son (15) and I recommend strongly this organization anytime.
Beautiful views, fun and interactive tour, informative and entertaining guide. An experience worthwhile.
We had an amazing experience with this tour. The tour guide on the glacier was so experienced and excited to be doing his job. He really had passion and knowledge, which made the experience so much more fun. It was pouring rain but he still kept our experience fun and enjoyable.
I found the guide extremely professional, safety was paramount on the day - he was informative - only disappointment was not getting to the cap - we were a group that was too slow. We noticed the other group going at the same time as we were fewer in number it may have been a good idea to get 2 groups similar size to be able to make the full tour and perhaps make us quicker.
"My boyfriend and I booked a glacier walk with Extreme Iceland and we spend a very good time with our guide. She was very nice and passionate, she taught us many things about the glacier. It was very interesting and what a beautiful place to visit.
Thank you very much for this unforgettable experience!!"
"Best Tour guide, transport arrangements, and experienced and knowledgable Glacier hiking expert.
Thank You and I will be joining again for this tour."
Bar Iceland’s unfortunate expensive tag, I would recommend the glacier walk, in itself, the glacier is a magnificent natural phenomenon and also I found the staff, their equipment, organization and the actual walk excellent.
"Would have loved more time at places but obviously, we don’t have unlimited time.
Our guide (I can’t remember her name) was AMAZING and so nice.
Also our hiking guide Adam was GREAT!
Definitely, recommend this tour."
My husband and I booked snorkeling, dog sledding, and glacier hiking through Extreme Iceland for January 2019. They were professional and thorough in our bookings, and our experiences were absolutely amazingly executed. We could not have asked for more, and appreciate them for giving us these once in a lifetime experiences.
We thoroughly enjoyed Extreme Iceland's Glacier Experience. It was so exciting to take in the beauty of Sólheimajökull and our guide Nish made the experience great. He shared lots of interesting information about the glacier and was just fun to chat with! Thank you!
This experience was one of the best I’ve had in my life, very eye-opening and exciting. Our tour guide Adam was absolutely the best. He made sure all of us were safe, comfortable and reminded us of the pure beauty of what we were doing when any of us got hesitant. This was the best experience of my time in Iceland and I’ll definitely be back to do it again
We did the Glacier Experience / A Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier adventure tour on Jan 5, 2019 and was so fortunate to have Pietro for our guide. He was so knowledgeable and very thoughtful making sure we were able to soak in the whole experience. The hike is easy to moderate and the view on top was priceless. We're so glad we took this tour. Thank you Pietro!
"We were unfortunate that it was a very wet day when we went on our glacier walk. Our guide was brilliant and it was interesting to see how far the glacier had receded in the last 9 years. As we were walking to the glacier (it's about 20 minutes) we were lucky enough to hear and see and Iceberg calving - we were told this was only seen by 1 in 1000 tours.
After putting our crampons on it as up and onto the glacier on freshly chipped steps as the rain had smoothed the ones from the day before. Walking in crampons takes some getting used to and going up and down it is very easy to forget you can't grab on with your hand as its ice !. Our guide kept a close eye on how we were doing and ran (!!) up and down our line helping people as necessary. Glacier walking is an amazing experience, they are not the smooth surfaces you imagine but are full of crevasses and ups and downs.
We had an amazing time despite the wind and rain and would thoroughly recommend booking this. One word of advice - take note of the guide - people in other groups didn't need advice about only taking photos when stationary and dropped their phones - never to be retrieved again as they went down crevasses."
Excellent guide. Well worth it
"The tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland. Adam was NOTHING short of AMAZING and whatever you are paying him it is not enough. He deserves a raise.
We loved the education and patience throughout the tour that Adam provided to us and the rest of our group.
THANK YOU for helping to make GREAT memories for our family."
We took this tour and absolutely loved it! The Glacier hike was easy and incredible. There were spectacular views and just a breathtaking experience.
We loved our Italian guide and all the information he provided. It was our first hike and it really was easy to pick up. We were all sweaty on a December hike and had to take off our coats. It’s a unique experience to hike up the glacier and take some of the most amazing pics. I highly recommend this trip.
The Glacier Experience on Solheimajokull was the highlight of my trip to Iceland. Our glacier experience guide Alberto was so amazing. He was absolutely everything you want in a guide --personable, knowledgeable, informative all while making sure keep everyone safe and work at everyone's pace. You can tell he's passionate about his work, the mountains, and the landscape. Hands down one of the best guides I've ever had. I highly recommend this tour.
This was by far the highlight of my 4 days in Iceland. This is a must do!
"We went there on the 13th of November 2018. First of all the sky was with us: no wind and nice sun. It was so impressive to climb and to walk on the glacier. I was really moved. The guide and all the team were experienced and we felt safe with them working hard to give us an unforgettable hyke! Thank you so much to all the team!
Marie from Québec, Canada"
"Loved this hike, the gear was well explained and felt very safe, our guide was great. The only downside was the group was so large and people were very slow that we didn't make it very far onto the glacier, we were told it would be a 5km hike but it felt like 2km.
Basically, not long enough to enjoy the views! Everything shown was wonderful and I guess I need to go back to see more."
"Amazing from the start, what a fantastic guide and experience. The hike was just
Superb, we had the most enthusiastic guide which made the hike even more exciting. The Glacier itself was beautiful and a must see for anyone visiting Iceland. We would definitely recommend this company to book your tours though, in total we did 3 through them, and each one was brilliant in its own right.
Thank you Extreme Iceland"
I took my Girl Scout troop on the glacier hike! We had the most amazingly beautiful day the views were spectacular!!! Our tour guide was super! very knowledgeable and very funny! The hike up was brisk but so worth it to get to the glacier. Highly recommend it!
This hike is around 4 miles according to the guide. Wearing the crampons puts odd pressure points on your feet especially in the descent. While this is not a hard hike it is not an easy stroll. A trekking pole would help better than the ice ax. All in all a fun time.
We had the most amazing trek on sólheimajökull glacier, an experience we will never forget. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and supportive in my moment of panic when faced with a downhill slope that led to a crevasse! I'm not sure I would have made it down without him. Thank you so much Extreme Iceland.
This was an unforgettable experience and we could not have asked for a better guide. We would highly recommend using Extreme Iceland/Arctic Adventure for your Glacier Walk Tour.
Our tour guide, Pedro, was fantastic. We loved the tour. In future, I would suggest splitting groups based on ability, as I felt we were held up for much of the tour by slower guests - likewise, they probably felt that they were being rushed by us!
"If you want to tour the south coast of Iceland and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of hiking on a glacier, choose this tour. After a day visiting waterfalls and the famed black sand beach, we went to our glacier hike.
Our tour guide was Kish who was wonderful. He took great care to make sure we were safe and comfortable. And he entertained us with facts about the glacier and little jokes along the way. Compared to other tour groups we passed, it was obvious our group was taking greater safety precautions.
It is almost 2 straight hours of walking with quite a few stairs and inclines. You don’t need to be in great shape to do this, just average. And we had quite a few older people in our group. Just bear that in mind before booking. It would be less enjoyable for someone who has trouble walking for extended periods of time or has mobility issues.
Our bus tour guide, Kata, was equally wonderful. Very funny and sweet, plus she told us some local folklore along our tour which added to the experience.
Definitely check it out."
The glacier hike was definitely one of my favorite parts of the whole trip! Beautiful scenery everywhere, and I loved stopping and drinking directly from a creek - so refreshing. We even went into a small natural ice cave, which was fun to take pictures in. I forget our guide's name, but she was awesome at telling us the best places to stop for pictures, so we didn't waste time with people holding the group up to take selfies every couple minutes. This was a pretty easy hike, but you do need to be in relatively good shape for it. Some parts were a little steep and fast, and there were a couple of people in our group struggling to keep up (the guide slowed down to match their pace, so everyone was fine). I'd definitely recommend this trip!
Our family really enjoyed the tour and experience. Phillip was great and highly recommend during your visit to Iceland
We had a great time on our glacier tour, we were a mixed group of avid hikers and beginner hikers, and everyone enjoyed the tour. All the equipment you may need is provided, and it was nice to be able to meet at the parking lot and save money on transportation. We liked the shorter hiking time, it left more time for our next adventure in Iceland. We would use Extreme Iceland again if we came back. Thank you!
We really enjoyed our glacier hike Piedro was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We learned a lot and had fun. I highly recommend!
"We got to the glacier a little earlier than our tour time just to check the place out. We then headed to the yellow school bus for “roll-call”...
We met our guide (Adam) and he fitted all of us with our gear necessary for the trek.
Adam was hands down the best guide I’ve ever had with any tour on vacation (holiday).
Fantastic sense of humor, a ton of energy (which some of us needed) and great knowledge about the location itself!
We appreciated the time and education about the glacier, thank you all so much, especially Adam!
Hopefully, the future brings us back together and we can even have a brew-haha"
Our guide did a great job explaining all about the glacier and making sure we were safe on the hike. It was the highlight of our trip! I think our guides name was Chris, he was from Scotland. Awesome job. Everything was easy including getting the equipment and prepping for the hike.
This was so much fun and a great experience! The hike was incredibly beautiful and not too taxing physically. Our guide was very knowledgeable provided a lot of great insight about the glacier and geology of Iceland. I would recommend this to anyone who visits Iceland!
This tour was a once in a lifetime experience, our guide was fantastic! Both funny and knowledge. Would 100% recommend to anyone of all abilities!
Our Glacier tour was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide went out of her way to show us some of her favorite places. We were really lucky and had some beautiful weather also.
"All Stop we’re amazing and our tour great was above and beyond. She gave us 2 extra stops or beautiful nature and was very informative. Must do in Iceland!!!"
"Taking the Glacier walk was a lot of fun. The guide was very funny and had a lot of knowledge of the facts around the topic.
Next time we will go into the glacier ;-)"
This was a great introduction to ice walking with crampons - I did this with my son( Age 13) and it was great fun. He enjoyed getting to drink glacial water! The tour guide was entertaining and friendly and reassuring when my son had a minor slip on the ice. Definitely, recommend.
My sister and I decided to take the walking tour on the glacier at the last minute. We had Maria as our guide. She was fantastic... so much fun... and playful with the entire group. She watched over us, helped when necessary and was full of information on the glacier; the effects of the volcanoes and global warming on its size. It was a wonderful morning that ended too soon. The ice-walking tour was a highlight of our trip to Iceland that we will remember always!
"Our guide was very professional and attentive.
The walk on the ice was fantastic!
Our warmest thanks therefore to the guide"
We did the extreme Iceland glacial hike and Ben was our guide. He was not only amazingly interesting to listen to explaining all about the glacier but it was just a lot of fun. We had an outstanding time and it was some of the best three hours I’ve ever spent in the outdoors.
Thank you very much for this adventure. It was our first experience on a glacier, it was so beautiful !!!!! The guide was very friendly and so interesting. We will not hesitate to use your services again.
"We were thrilled with our glacier hike. Our guide, Maria, is a spiritual and friendly guide who not only connected with the group -- and each individual -- but had a special love and connection with the glacier and nature in general. She was patient in explaining how to properly and safely hike the glacier. She was exceptional in making sure we all properly attached our crampons and learned the proper hiking technique with this equipment. I was pleasantly surprised how long the hike was and the amount of terrain we covered. Her appreciation and love for the glacier made the experience fantastic.
Our tour started and ended on time. The start location is clearly marked by a large bus. We did the hike in mid-August."
This was a full day of sights. Our tour guide was very kind and gave us time to see all the sites. Been a month since our trip so I forgot his name. One of the absolute highlights was the glacier walk. Our guide for that (Luke?) was beyond amazing. It was truly memorable experience. I highly recommend it!!
This was a really wonderful glacier hike. The views were beautiful and the hike was just the right amount of challenging, without being too difficult. The company was very well organized and our tour guide, Alberto, was very knowledgeable, personable, and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend this tour!
It was our first experience on a glacier and we had so much fun! Everything was well organized and the crew was very friendly. We learned a lot about Iceland and glaciers. But even our guide Maria made our tour so special! Not only the perfect descriptions and information she gave us, but she also made it special because of her smiling and her kindness. She had so much power and she really touched our hearts! Thank you very much, Maria!! (We hope to see you again in the future)
This was a great experience on our visit to Iceland. I highly recommend it when visiting. Our tour guide was great!
I would definitely recommend this tour as they do a good job covering southern Iceland. Great experience walking on the glacier. The Guides were very cautious and helpful.
We loved our glacier hike! It was the highlight of our trip. Our guide Adam was the best! So funny and informative! The glacier was absolutely beautiful. The hike was easy but still felt like an adventure!
We took the south coast tour with the glacier hike. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. The sites we saw were great and the guides on our tour throughout the day and on the glacier hike were fantastic. I would recommend Extreme Iceland for tours.
It was an amazing experience and I recommend this kind of spending time in Iceland to all.
Simon, our guide, was great. Very informative and helpful. Would have been nicer if we could have walked longer on the glacier, but overall it was a lot of fun!
The Glacier Walk was an awesome experience. Our guides were very experienced and safety was extremely important. I felt we were never in any danger, never rushed and our safety was most important. We went at a good pace so everyone could keep up and never feel like they were lagging. We actually went into new territory due to good weather. It is such a unique feeling being able to walk on something that is "alive". We must do everything in our power to make sure the glaciers last. Stop the melting!
The tour was great. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable, fun and always concerned about safety. An overall fun experience that I would recommend to all my friends.
My wife and I had an awesome time on our tour of the South Coast. The glacier hike was particularly amazing. Thanks for showing us such a great time.
A fantastic, personable guy who was clearly passionate about what he does. Made a slightly intimidating experience very comfortable and very much fun.
Amazing tour - professional interesting exciting and fun!!! Highly recommend!!!
Just back in the States from my trip to Iceland. Had 8 days full of excursions. This glacier tour was on day 2 and by day 8, it was still one of our highlights!
The glacier tour was amazing! Our tour guide Maria was very knowledgeable and helpful. My son has special needs and she was extremely patient with him, taking the time to answer his questions and ease his anxiety. He loved every minute of the tour. Maria also helped my 9-year-old daughter throughout the tour, making her a special assistant. I enjoyed learning about the glacier and actually being on the ice. Definitely a worthwhile experience!
I was really impressed with the overall organization and I felt very well looked after all through the day. The guide was great and she had super cool music taste, she drove us around entertaining us with lots of interesting stories. The glacier guide (Spanish lady - can't remember her name sorry) was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, happy, caring and put everyone at ease. I felt so lucky to be guided by her. All the other guides seemed really nice too! I was traveling by myself and never felt lonely or unsafe. Highly recommended!
The Glacier Hike was definitely a highlight of our Iceland vacation! We absolutely loved it and loved our Glacier Guide Adam from Yorkshire! He was such a great guide with an awesome personality!!! We highly recommend this Glacier Hike and Guide Adam!!!
Adam was energetic and full of information he really looked after us and we had the best day of our trip would thoroughly recommend it.
Our glacier walk was an amazing experience and we felt very safe with our wonderful guide Jeff, who was also very informative. Thanks for a great afternoon.
We had such a pleasant time! It was a great hike with lovely views! Our guide was amazing! He told us amazing facts about the glacier and was very conscious of all of us. When you go, take an empty water bottle because you could fill it up with delicious glacier water!
We loved our glacier hike on Sóheimajökull with guide Ben. He was really attentive to our 16-year-old son, letting him lead the way occasionally and hold the giant ice ax. Even though it was rainy on our trip we had a great experience.
"Hiking a glacier was hands down the most bad-ass thing I’ve done on a trip overseas to date. Not only were the views breathtaking, but we felt very safe and comfortable too (all thanks to the awesome dudes there, especially our guide, Pietro!!)
They got us all geared up and Went over the good safety tips. Moved at a good pace as he was always stopping every so often to make sure everyone was doing alright. Enough time to stop and take pictures and just soak in the beauty! Absolutely amazing time. Would highly recommend and do another glacier hike with them in the future!"
I absolutely loved this tour. I’m so happy we decided to do this instead of trying to go by ourselves.
Our glacier hike was the highlight of our trip to Iceland! I can't describe the thrill of walking on a glacier. We were able to drink some of the tasty glacier water, too. Our trip was both informative and educational. Our guide was friendly, courteous, and kept us safe. I would definitely recommend Extreme Iceland tours.
My two friends and I LOVED the Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier. Our tour guide Maria was so friendly and made the experience one of a kind. We got to go to the top and she found us lava mud to use as a mask. The views were breathtaking and the hike was easy. Maria took time to engage everyone on the hike and ensure we were all safe. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone going to Iceland!
"We had a great hike up the glacier with Adam. Despite being a large group, Adam managed the pace of the group well and was able to provide explanations to everyone in the group. We even had time to take a few great shots up the glacier!
Overall, it was a really good experience. 100% would recommend this to others."
"We had Kiwi Ben as our guide with a mixed group of about 12. He was fun and added bits of info about the glacier and other cool features as we went along.
The hiking equipment we were given was good (crampons, harnesses, helmets, spike) and we looked like a professional group during our hike.
The hike was fairly easy and only a few slippery sections.
Overall, it was a well-run tour and would highly recommend."
The experience was good. Our guide was very nice. But I would propose to spend more time at the glacier. I think we lost a lot of time preparing the stuff.
Can’t recommend the glacial hiking experience enough! Our guide not only provided a fantastic background on the history of the glacier but also took the time to make sure we were all comfortable at every step along the way. The sights are truly breathtaking, and this experience really provides a unique way to explore Iceland!
Great trip to beautiful Sólheimajökull. Tour guide very good as well made the trip fruitful and even more interesting.
We had the best time at the glacier hike. It was a once in a lifetime experience and our guide, Jeff, was amazing. He was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. The sights were incredible and unforgettable!! Not to mention the water fresh off the glacier was delicious! Thank you, Jeff and Arctic Adventures for the time of our lives!!
"Our guide Maria was great, she made sure we were safe and gave our group a complete experience by drinking water on top of the glacier and putting lava mud on our nose and cheeks.
Overall great experience!"
We booked the trip to Sólheimajökull glacier and everything went very smoothly and was well organized. The guide gave us a lot of information and was safety conscious. If anyone is a bit worried about walking on a glacier I would say please don’t be, my wife is a worried kind of person but she said it was a nice walk and interesting. No problem for kids to take part either. An afternoon well spent!
My buddy and I went on a glacier hike with Arctic Adventures. The people working were awesome and work rain or shine. We were the only two in our tour to show up due to weather and the guide still took us up the glacier. They were friendly and knowledgeable and their passion about their work made the experience so much better. Highly recommend and would definitely do it again!
We were nervous about spending so much money for the glacier hike but it was WELL worth it. We were completely blown away with the fun, energy, equipment, and landscapes. Our tour guide, Maria, was an absolute joy to be with. She made our entire group (of different activity levels and ages) feel safe and encouraged. She even extended our time because everyone was feeling good! The glacier was beautiful and we would absolutely do it again!
Our guide Simon was fabulous! Since our group was small and all members in good shape he adjusted the pace and range of our tour accordingly. We covered a lot of ground and got great value for our money. He was extremely informative and clearly loved his job. It was a most excellent adventure.
Maria is an amazing guide! Not only is she professional, safe, conscientious, but allowed for an atmosphere of excitement and wonder throughout the glacier tour. I highly recommend this company and, especially, Maria as your guide.
This was our absolute favorite day tour of the entire trip! The glacier hike is an incredible experience. Our guide, Peppe, was fun yet highly knowledgeable.
The tours were amazing and guides were so accommodating, knowledgeable, and kind. I plan on booking another tour or two through Extreme Iceland on my next trip. Thanks for a great time!
Fantastic adventure. Would highly recommend.
Beautiful views, adventurous tour guide, learned about glaciers, fun day.
We had an amazing glacier tour exploring the ice & learning a lot about how global warming has affected the glacier throughout the years. The hike was fine for beginners and they give you all the gear to get around the ice with ease. At the top, we got to drink some glacier water and enjoyed some face masks from volcanic ash! We loved our tour guide too - Grazie Mille Alberto
"The guide (Thomas) was really amazing - patient and had a lot of interesting and informational things to tell us about the tour.
The tour was really great although we missed the glacier walk due to the bad weather.
He was really helpful and even showed us the place to go to for those heading to the combo Northern Lights tour and then sent us back to our hotel!"
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