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Address: Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 894 0894
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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In the summer we are running our popular Puffin tour which includes history...

In the summer we are running our popular Puffin tour which includes history and birdwatching to Ingolfshofdi nature reserve also we offer daily glacier hikes on Vatnajokull.

In the wintertime our bestseller is the Ice Cave Tour.

Our company has been offering tours in south east Iceland since 1991.

Please check out our website to see more info about our small, but growing, family company.

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Private Tour is a Must for Photographers!

Local Guide is a top class outfit and local to the area {no pun intended :) } our guide grew up in the area and had a wide knowledge base of where we were, what things have looked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
skoerbel
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local Guide is a top class outfit and local to the area {no pun intended :) } our guide grew up in the area and had a wide knowledge base of where we were, what things have looked like in the past, how they have changed, and understood the terrain quite well. With a great amount of knowledge on glaciers... More 

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Dear Skoerbel, Thank you for your kind words about the photo tour you took with us this year. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself and indeed that you recognise how informed all of our guides are and are local to the area. Private photo tours are definitely the way to go if you are looking for a... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous experience with the Local Guide team overall - in planning and helping us choose an activity + the experience itself. I was very excited to do the ice cave tour after seeing the pictures of past expeditions and Helena at Local Guide helped us coordinate this tour. The ice cave tour itself was one of a... More 

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Dear Rushil, Thank you so much for your kind words about your tour with myself. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it and you got to experience the deep blue colour of the ice. I am also happy to hear your kind words about Helen. She works tirelessly here in the office and it is always so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience visiting Vatnajokull with Local Guides. If you want to have an authentic and personal experience, definitely go with them. We did the tour with 2 other people. Our guide, Snorri, was extremely attentive and very engaging. Not to mention that he really knows what he's doing! Definitely recommend this tour!

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you Claudia for this review of your tour with us. We are so glad that you found Snorri to be attentive and engaging. We really put the effort into authentic experiences and small group tours so I am so pleased to hear this was your feeling of our tour. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fabulous time with Siggi walking across the glacier and exploring an ice cave. Safe, fun and engaging. Love the fact that Siggi is from the area and gave us insights into the culture as well as the glacier. One of the top things we in Iceland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

One problem with writing an "excursion" review is usually separating the venue from the service. No problem with our 'Ice Tunnel/Glacier Walk' tour with Local Guide -- both aspects were first-rate! I'd had a very long series of exchanges with Helen Maria before arriving, and she always responded quickly, cheerfully, and helpfully. On arrival we met Siggi, who was the... More 

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this glowing review of the tour you took with us. Siggi is an excellent guide and we will be certain to pass on your thanks. Also to Helen who works incredibly hard in the office organising all of our departures and booking the trips. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We did a glacier walk at the end of the month of August and the experience was amazing. We ended up being alone in the glacier with the guide. Snorri our guide was not only super experienced and skilled but also very kind. You can't go to Island and not have this experience

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback with regards to your tour and our guide Snorri. It is always a bonus to have the glacier to yourselves and I am so glad Snorri was able to deliver and you had such a good experience with us this summer. More 

israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We arrived very early in the morning at the operating area and went from our mini bus to a super truck. We went into the snow and took about 25 minutes to get to the ice cave. the trip in its self was and adventure driving on snow with direction except the guides knowledge and the local GPS. The entrance... More 

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LocalGuideEinar, Mountain Guide at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Hi Melverus, Thanks for your wonderful review and all the photos. They are great :-) Best wishes, Einar More 

DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

These guys were fantastic in every respect. The booking process was easy and they responded to email very quickly. On the day of the tour, the winds were high and all other companies had called off their tours. However, our guides had scouted another cave that was not exposed to the same gusts, and so we were able to go.... More 

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. I am so pleased that we were able to go above and beyond to ensure your tour went ahead. Our guides are incredibly skilled and have a lot of knowledge of the local area and the weather which changes almost by the minute! Thank you for taking the time to give such lovely feedback... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The puffin tour in Ingólfshöfði was one of the most amazing parts of our trip to Iceland. We were able to see many puffins on the cliffs, and the tractor ride out was incredible. Had such a great time and highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you for this review for our sister company ´From Coast to Mountains´ I will ensure that the owners Einar and Matta see your review and I know they will appreciate your feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I went on this puffin tour and it was pretty much the best thing I did in Iceland (and I did lots of fun things). On the day I had originally booked the weather was terrible - sleety winds so strong that I just about got blown over. The tour was cancelled (though apparently there were still puffins flying around!)... More 

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Aron F, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this review

Thank you for this review for our sister company ´From Coast to Mountains´ I will ensure that the owners Einar and Matta see your review and I know they will appreciate your feedback. More 

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