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Tours and activities in Iceland, including glacier climbing, hiking, skiing and more. Outdoor activities in Iceland operated by Iceland Mountain Guides, operating great tours for over 15 years!

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Dear fellow travellersFor all of us at Icelandic Mountain Guides, nature comes first. Decades of personal experience, of playing with the elements, have left us comfortable and committed to the environment and the possibilities for a fun day outside. Whether we are exploring the icescapes of glaciers, crossing the impressive highlands, trekking in the extraordinary rhyolite massifs or enjoying a hike in the valleys our aim is to Make Every Moment an Experience

QualityIcelandic Mountain Guides have been operating since 1994. In January 2008 we merged with our fellow company Iceland Rovers (partly owned by the same pioneer people as IMG) and the Icelandic Travel Market

(Tourist Information Center in the heart of Reykjavík). The goal, to serve you, our customer, even better than before and to bring our professionalism to yet another level. We are working harder than ever on the quality of our tours and continuously improving the skill and training of our guides to assure that all our clients have a safe and pleasant journey whatever the activity is and whatever the level is, easy to very difficult. Professionalism We pride ourselves in having a highly qualified team of both guides and travel organizers. Most of our guides come from the mountain rescue background and all are passionate nature lovers and travellers. Our guides have a record that includes an incredible number of expeditions and impressive journeys, should it be of high altitude summits or long winter tours in the high Arctic. Many have taken the tourist guide and hiking/trekking guide (Mountain Leader Awards) of the Icelandic tour guide school. For all glacier activity we have now introduced the New Zealand glacier guide standard and we already pride ourselves of 3 Alpine Trekking Guides, 8 Level 2 Hard Ice Guides and 11 Level 1 Hard Ice Guides. Our guides in general carry the Wilderness First Responder diploma in first aid (8 days intensive course), Avalanche level 1 or level 2 courses and various other courses that aim for better performance and increased security. Therefore we can offer guides that are fit to take on the various tasks our trips demand.EnvironmentIcelandic Mountain Guides have a deep respect for nature. We aim for sustainable tourism and to leave no trace apart from our footprints when we travel. To minimize our use of fossil fuels we have chosen to use regular buses for most transfers and fuel efficient minibuses where other means are not offered. As for our Super Jeep tours we have for the same reason, primarily chosen Land Rover Defenders because they are strong and reliable at the same time as their fuel consumption per passenger seat is the lowest possible for this kind of travel. In Iceland we support local NGOs and take an active part in discussion about development of wilderness and open spaces where we as a rule take natures side against ideas of heavy industry or new highway projects in unspoiled areas.Whether you are a novice hiker or a qualified mountaineer, our experienced guides will ensure that you take delight in Iceland’s unspoiled wilderness safely and carefully, leaving you with unforgettable memories of astonishing landscapes and lasting experiences. And our philosophy has allowed us to become recognized as Iceland’s premier mountaineering and hiking company.Come experience the wonders of Iceland with us

www.mo[email protected] Tel: +354 587 9999

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Practical InformationPre booking is necessary to guarantee your place.

Clothing: For all our tours bring warm clothing, thick sweaters and a waterproof shell, and wear good shoes. For those who need, we can provide clothing, just ask when you book the tour or the guide before the tour starts.All specific gear such as crampons and ice axes for glacier walking and helmets for caving is always provided by Icelandic Mountain Guides/ Iceland Rovers.

Departures: Day tour departures dated in brochure are guaranteed. They can be ordered for minimum four persons on any other weekday or as a private tour.

Security:The Icelandic climate is rough and very variable and so is the terrain. We therefore reserve the right to alter and modify the program at any time during the trip to assure the safety of our clients and staff. Our well trained guides will do their very best to assure you a safe and pleasant journey.

Languages: All Icelandic Mountain Guides/ Iceland Rovers day tours are conducted in English. Up on special request they can be conducted in French, German, or Scandinavian.

Difficulty levelsDifficulty levels

Easy Strenuous

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1: Easy Accessible to all people in good health.

2: Moderate Accessible to all those in good health, who do some sports regularly, and are used to all-terrain walks. 4 - 7 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

3: Challenging Suitable for people that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hours walking per day.

4: Demanding Demands a considerable effort and endurance. Good health and hiking experience is required. 6 - 8 hours walking per day. Often involves carrying your own gear.

5: Strenuous Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.

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Index

Assisted TreksLandmannalaugar - Þórsmörk Þórsmörk - Skógar Combination trek: Landmannalaugar - SkógarCraters, Canyons and LavaHiking at the end of the world

Backpacking ToursLaki - NúpsstaðarskógarNúpsstaðarskógar - Skaftafell Combination trek: Laki - SkaftafellCoast to coast: The Iceland Traverse Ásbyrgi - MývatnMývatn - Askja Askja - NýidalurNýidalur - Eldgjá Eldgjá - Vík The Snæfell to Lónsöræfi Trek

Touring adventuresKingdom of Volcanoes and Glaciers

Super Jeep Tours Hot River Highlands and Golden Circle TourHighlands and Hot Springs Ultimate Adventure TourThe Wonders of South Iceland

Winter Tours on Skis and Snow ShoesMountains and Fjords of the NorthVatnajökull Glacier Expedition Sprengisandur:Traverse of the Icelandic highlandsLandmannalaugar in WinterWinter Highlights

Greenland ToursIn the footsteps of Erik the RedAdventures on Ammassalik Island Backcountry in Liverpoolland Backcountry Skiing at the End of the World

Day Tours Day Tours around and from ReykjavíkIceland Rovers Super Jeep Tours Glacier Tours on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Tours from Vatnajökull National Park

Incentive ToursExamples of tours and activities

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Iceland Day Tours

Walk on the Ice Side IMG01Level: Easy. Duration: 10 hours total, 3 - 3h30 on the ice.

A walk on the Sólheimajökull GlacierAn Iceland glacier walk is a great way to experience nature and a tour to the Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day. It takes only two hours to drive from Reykjavík the Mýrdalsjökull glacier; Iceland’s fourth largest, where the tongue of the Sólheimajökull glacier extends down towards the south coast. This is a safe and easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back there’s a stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.Pick up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30.Included: Transport, guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch (it is also possible to buy lunch on the way). Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need.Minimum age: 10 years.Guaranteed departures: All year: Every day except 24th, 25th of December and 1st of January.

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Walk through Ice and Fire IMG02Level: Easy to moderate. Duration: 10 - 11 hours total, 4 - 5 hours hiking.

Hot springs hike and glacier walkThis tour combines two of Iceland’s natural highlights hot springs and glaciers. Hengill geothermal area is only a 45 min. drive from Reykjavík and there we take a 2 - 3 hour walk. Located at the foot of the old volcanic cone of Hengill, this hiking trail passes a series of beautiful hot springs en route to the Reykjadalur valley where one can enjoy a bath in a beautifull warm stream. We continue by car for an hour and 45 min. towards the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, one of the largest in Iceland. Here we put on crampons, grab ice axes and set out to discover the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses not forgetting the deep blue colour of glacier ice. This tour offers both magnificent nature and scenery.Pick up: In Reykjavik from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30. Included: Transport, guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch (it is also possible to buy lunch on the way). Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need.Minimum age: 10 years.Guaranteed departures: June 1st to September 15th: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. September 16th to November 31st and February 1st to May 31st: Thursdays and Saturdays.

Horses and Glaciers IMG03Level: Easy. Duration: 10 - 11 hours total, riding 1h30 - 2 hours, ice walk 2 hours.

Horse riding and glacier walkThis tour starts with about a 1h30 - 2 hrs. pony trekking/riding tour in the spirit of the Vikings. Where we go depends on wind, weather and the participants’ riding experience. After a traditional meal that varies with the season the tour continues towards the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, one of Iceland’s biggest. Here we put on crampons and ice axes to discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses not forgetting the deep blue colour of glacier ice. A truly great combination of traditional horse riding and beautiful natural surroundings.Pick up: In Reykjavik from hotel or guesthouse at 08:20.Included: Transport, guiding services, glacier gear, riding gear, safety equipment and lunch.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes. We lend rain coats to those who need. Minimum age: 10 years.Guaranteed departures: June 1st to September 15th: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. September 16th to November 31st and February 1st to May 31st: Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing IMG05 Level: All levels, the challenge can be adapted to suit the individual. Duration: 9 -10 hours total, 3 - 4 hour climbing session for people at almost any level.

Ice Climbing If you want to venture into the vertical world of ice climbing, but have never had the opportunity, you can join us and experience the thrill with veteran assistance. With Icelandic Mountain Guides, you can learn the basic techniques and how to use the appropriate equipment. Ice climbing is a unique experience that can be practiced all year round in Iceland, therefore we can offer you the perfect opportunity to go out and swing those ice tools.Pick up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30.Included: Transport, guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need. Minimum age: 14 years.Guaranteed departures: June 1st to September 15th: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.September 16th to December 31st and January 1st to May 31st: Saturdays.

Hot Springs and Lava Cave IMG06 Level: Easy. Duration: 5h30 - 6 hours total.

Hengill Geothermal area and hidden lava cave.On this tour we take you to the famous Hengill Volcano and into the Icelandic underground! We start our journey by exploring one of the many lava caves in the Bláfjöll mountain range just south of Reykjavík. You will find out how lava caves are formed and discover the beauty of stalagmites and stalactites. Having enjoyed the hidden beauties of the underground we head to the Hengill geothermal area where an easy hike in magnificent surroundings, dotted with hot springs and bubbling mud pools, awaits us. Our hike continues down through Reykjadalur, the Smokey Valley, where it is possible to enjoy a natural bath in a warm stream. Pick up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 09:30.Included: Transport, guiding services, snow shoes (winter), helmets, and headlights.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit, towel and lunch.Minimum age: 8 years. Guaranteed departures: April 1st to October 31st: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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The Silver Circle IMG04Level: Moderate. Duration 9 - 10 hours total, 5 hours hiking.

Iceland’s highest waterfall, Caving, and Nesjavellir hot springsThe tour starts with a drive to the bottom of “Whale” fjord , Hvalfjörður and before setting out on a 3 hrs. spectacular hike to Iceland’s highest waterfall, Glymur 198m (650’). From here we take a scenic drive to Þingvellir National Park where we discover the beautiful lava cave Gjábakkahellir. After having exploring this natural wonder we drive along Lake Þingvallavatn to Nesjavellir geothermal area. A walk around the area gives you the opportunity to discover the magnificent boiling mud pools, solfataras (or fumaroles that emit sulphurous gases) and hot springs. Here magnificent nature and spectacular scenery await discovery. Pick up: In Reykjavik from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30. Included: Transport and guiding services.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes, lunch. We lend rain coats to those who need.Minimum age: 12 years.Guaranteed departures: June 1st to September 15th: Mondays and Saturdays.

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Mt. Hekla and Landmannalaugar Tour ILR05Level: Easy. Duration: 12 hours.

Mt. Hekla, Landmannalaugar, Craters and Volcanic LandscapeThis is a unique and unforgettable Iceland tour through some very rugged terrain in the southern highlands of Iceland. We start by heading to the foot of Mt Hekla where the landscape is shaped by centuries of volcanic activity. In our jeep we climb as high as 1000 m (3280’) above sea level to enjoy fascinating view over the Torfajökull area and weather permitting, some of Iceland’s glaciers as well.We are now in one of the largest geothermal areas in Iceland, where fire and ice often create spectacular ice caves, as the hot springs are constantly working underneath the icecap. We will visit the Hrafntinnusker area and end in Landmannalaugar where a warm bath in a natural pool is optional before heading back to Reykjavik. This is a land of unreal beauty with steaming hot springs, glacier ice and explosive craters, and an amazing range of colors.Pick up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30.Included: Driver-guide and Landmannalaugar service fee. Note: Bring warm clothing, good shoes and lunchGuaranteed departures: June 15th to October 31st: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Northern Lights and Lobster ILR06Level: Easy. Duration: 5 hours.

Northern Lights, Black sand beaches and LobsterWe leave Reykjavik in search of a night sky that is free of city lights in order to enhance the beauty of the Northern Lights, as this spectacular natural phenomenon is best enjoyed well away from any light source. After, we’ll head to a black sandy beach for some Icelandic delicacies. As we continue our search for of the wonders of the night sky, we drive to one of Iceland’s most renowned seafood restaurants for an unforgettable lobster feast. We drive into the night still looking out for those mysterious lights as we head back to Reykjavík. Pick-up: In Reykjavík form hotel or guesthouse at 18:00. Included: Driver-tour guide, lobster feast and Icelandic schnapps.Note: Drinks and dessert not included.Guaranteed departures: September 1st - April 15th: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.*Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, therefore, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Essential Iceland ILR01Level: Easy. Duration: 9 - 11 hours.

Parliament, Glacier, Lava Cave, Hot Springs and WaterfallsEnjoy an amazing tour through a landscape of extreme contrasts, full of history and geology. We begin our day in Þingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient Viking parliament dating back to the 10th century. From there we drive up through the barren mountain pass of Kaldidalur to the Langjökull glacier for an unforgettable discovery of this enormous glacier. We continue to Hallmundarhraun to explore Surtshellir one of Iceland’s biggest and most spectacular lava caves. After caving, we visit the unusual waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss and have a look at one of the world’s largest hot springs before returning to Reykjavík.Pick up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30.Included: Driver-tour guide, helmets and headlights (for caving).Note: Bring warm clothing, good shoes and lunch.Guaranteed departures: All year: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Iceland Rovers Super Jeep Tours

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Þórsmörk Glacier Valley ILR12 Level: Easy. Duration: 9 - 11 hours.

Tuff landscape, Elf Church, Canyons and River CrossingsOur destination is Þórsmörk, a natural paradise, named after the mighty pagan God Thor. To get into the wonderful land behind the glaciers we have to drive on a 4x4 track, over numerous un-bridged glacial rivers some of which can be quite deep and with strong currents. Once there, we find ourselves in a magnificent valley, full of geological wonders and unique vistas that Icelandic nature lovers have enjoyed for centuries. Hiking along the trails in Þórsmörk, into Stakkholts river canyon and other places is a magical experience. On the way back spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall awaits us cascading down from the cliffs’ edge in its unique way. This is a tour into a Nature Reserve that boasts magnificence throughout. Pick-up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30. Included: Driver-guide and wading shoes for canyon walk.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes and lunch.Guaranteed departures: All year: Thursdays. May 1st to September 31st: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

South Coast, Glaciers and Waterfalls ILR10Level: Easy. Duration: 10 - 11 hours.

The South coast, Black Beaches, Waterfalls and Glacier WalkFor this exciting day tour, we take the main road eastwards from Reykjavik to the foot of the Mt.Eyjafjallajökull glacier massif, driving through the Icelandic farmlands beneath the mountains. In less than two hours we arrive at Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier. From here we will continue towards the Sólheimajökull glacier where we go for a blue ice glacier walk (1h). On the way back we take a 4x4 drive down onto the black sand beaches and admire the beauty and power of the North Atlantic Ocean. Last but not least, the picturesque waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss are mandatory stops where the brave ones can venture behind the waterfall as it falls off its cliffs! Pick-up: In Reykjavík from hotel or guesthouse at 08:30.Included: Driver-tour guide and a glacier walk (1h30). Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes and lunch. We lend rain coats for those who need. Guaranteed departures: All year: Wednesdays and Sundays.

The Classic Golden Circle Tour ILR13 Level: Easy. Duration: 8 - 9 hours.

Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir in Super JeepWe set out from Reykjavik to Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. There we take a walk to experience first hand the geological wonder of the mid-Atlantic ridge. From Þingvellir we head east over Lyngdalsheiði following a mountain-road with great views of the rugged lava fields. Passing Laugarvatn lake, we arrive to Haukadalur, home of the great Geyser and the reliable Strokkur geyser that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals, spouting boiling water to a height of 25 to 35 meters. We then head up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading down in the white colored Hvítá river originating in the Langjökull glacier. On our way back to Reykjavík we drive through the agricultural headland of south Iceland and through small settlements of the countryside. Our last stop is at Kerið, a colorful explosive volcanic crater.Departures: All year Thursdays and Saturdays.Included: Driver-tour guide.Note: We highly recommend bringing a lunch.

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Sólheimajökull Exploration IMG12Level: Easy. Duration: 3 - 3h30 total, 2h30 -3 hours on the ice.

Glacier Tour on SólheimajökullThe Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged and majestic rock formations thoroughly shaped by the glacier. This is an easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await your discovery. From the beginning of the tour an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic ice equipment, crampons and ice axe required for your trip into this magical frozen world.Meeting point: Car park at the foot of the Sólheimajökull glacier. Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. Minimum age: 12 years.Departures: May 15th to September 15th: Every day at 12:00. Pick up available from Skógar 30 min. before departure.September 16th to May 31st: Every day at 12:00.

Blue Ice Adventure IMG11Level: Easy. Duration: 2 hours, 1h30 hours on the ice.

Easy glacier walk on SólheimajökullThis easy and safe glacier walk is for those who want to get a glimpse of the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier, and its surroundings. The tour focuses on the exploration of water cauldrons, waterways and other ice features of the glacier where we will experience the different shades of the glacier, white ice, blue ice and just plain clear ice. Before setting out onto the glacier the glacier guide will teach you how to use the basic glacier equipment, crampons and ice axes, required for this tour. Suitable for everybody.Meeting point: Car park at the foot of the Sólheimajökull glacier. Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. Minimum age: 8 years.Departures: May 15th - September 15th. Every day at 09:30 and 15:30. June 15th to August 30th. Every day at 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 15:30 and 16:30.

Glacier Tours on Mýrdalsjökull

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Glacier Adventure IMG22Level: Moderate. Duration 4 hours total, 3h30 hiking and scrambling on ice with crampons.

Glacier ExplorationThis is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svínafellsjökull, hemmed in by some of Iceland’s most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue upto the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnúkur and Hrútsfjall. We will traverse zones of different glacial formations where huge water cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges, and other ice formations await our discovery.Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center).Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and energy bars. Minimum age: 16 years.Departures: May 1st to September 30th: Every day at 09:00 and 13:00.

Blue Ice Experience IMG21Level: Easy. Duration: 2h30, 2 hours walk on ice using crampons.

Walk on Svínafellsjökull glacier tongueThis walk takes us onto Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet glacier from the Vatnajökull glacier and the scenary and views are simply stunning. We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. At the outset of the tour, an experienced guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes required for this tour. Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center)Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment.Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots.Minimum age: 10 years.Departures: Mars 1st to October 30th: Every day at 10:00 and 14:00. July 1st to August 26th: Every day at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

Glacier Tours from Vatnajökull National Park - Skaftafell

Full Day Glacier Adventure IMG23Level: Moderate to challenging. Duration: 7 hours (6h30 hours. hiking and scrambling on ice with crampons).

Glacier ExpeditionThis is a moderate to challenging glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svínafellsjökull, hemmed in by some of Iceland’s most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue up to the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnúkur and Hrútsfjall, traversing zones of different glacial formations. This magical icescape consists of wonderful ice sculptures, huge cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges and other ice formations. An experienced glacier guide makes sure that your trip into this magical world will be safe. A definite must for ice enthusiasts.Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center).Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, lunch and energy bars.Minimum age: 16 years.Departures: June 1st to August 26th: Every day at 9:00.

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Ice Climbing IMG24Level: All levels, the challenge can be adapted to each group and individual. Duration: 4 hours, 3 hours on the ice.

Ice Climbing Here we have a three hour ice-climbing tour for almost any level, whether you are a complete beginner at this interesting sport or a veteran aficionado of ice climbing. The Svínafellsjökull glacier is the ideal playground as it has ice walls of various shapes and heights. As a result it is an excellent location for either an introduction to the sport or to improve technical proficiency. The spectacular scenery of the surrounding peaks can be enjoyed from a different angle on this tour!Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center).Included: Guiding services, glacier- and climbing gear, and safety equipment. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. Minimum age: 10 years.Groups: Min. 2 persons.Departures: June 1st to August 26th: Every day at 15:00.

Glacier Walk and Jökulsárlón IMG26Duration: A combination tour. First an easy two hour walk on crampons, then bus (approx. 45 min.) to Jökulsárlón glacier lake and 45 min. boat tour on Jökulsárlón.

Glacier walk and boat tour on JökulsárlónThis walk takes us on to the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier and the scenerey and views are simply stunning. We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. At the outset of our tour, an experienced guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes, the required equipment for this tour. After the glacier tour, you take the bus at 13:00 from Skaftafell to Jökulsárlón (approx. 45 min drive) where you go on a boat on the lagoon to admire the floating icebergs in this magnificent glacier and mountain environment.Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure.Includes: Guiding services, ice gear and safety equipment, bus to Jökulsárlón and back, boat trip on the glacier lagoon.Note: Bring warm clothing, raingear and hiking boots. Hiking boots can be rented.Minimum age: 10 years.Departures: 15th of June to 31st of August: Every day at 10.00.

Level: Demanding.Distance: 22 kilometers (14 miles). Height gain: More than 2000 meters (6500 feet). Duration: 12 - 15 hours.

A hike on snow and ice: Hvannadalshnúkur SummitThe ascent of the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m/6900’) is a once in a lifetime must for enthusiastic outdoors people. This is an unforgettable climb with breathtaking panoramic views stretching over the rugged outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier or over the vast sandy plains of the glaciated rivers that drain off that great glacier. Normally the climb requires no technical/mountaineering skill but at times the conditions on the summit are such that the climb is no longer a simple straight forward snow slope and the ascent requires some technical climbing over crevasses. Then some mountaineering experience is strongly recommended.Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to the National Park Visitor Center).Included: Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment. Note: A briefing with a guide takes place the evening before. Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and food. Minimum age: 16 years.Groups: Min. 2 persons.Departures: April 1st to September 30th: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 05:00 in the morning, when weather and conditions permit.

Hvannadalshnúkur: Iceland’s highest summit IMG25

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Hrútsfjallstindar Peaks IMG27Level: DemandingDistance: 22 kilometers (14 miles)Elevation: 1800 meters (6500 feet)Duration: 14 - 16 hours

Hrútsfjallstindar Peaks 1875 mHrútsfjallstindar is the name of the impressive peaks dominating the skyline to the north of Svínafellsjökull glacier. The peaks are four and the highest one is 1875 m high (6150 ‘). For many years the peaks have challenged serious climbers and several climbing routes are already established. However hikers have also made their way up there without technical difficulties and a trip up to the Hrútsfjallstindar Peaks is on par with a trip to the summit of Hvannadalshnúkur. The hike is equally demanding and takes about 14 - 16 hours. The route offers magnificent scenery over the Öræfajökull massif as well as the Skaftafellsjökull and Svinafellsjökull glaciers. Part of the hike is on a glacier thus the use of glacier equipment is vital. No special mountaineering skills required but the hike is both physically and mentally demanding. Note our low client ratio, only 8 clients per guide.Meeting point: ITM/Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Office (next to National Park Visitor Center)Includes: Guiding services, ice gear and safety equipment. A briefing with your guide takes place the evening before. Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, lunch, energy bars and drinks.Minimum age: 16 years Departures: Will be announced on our website at www.mountainguides.isOther departures as an option if the Hvannadalshnúkur summit IMG25 is closed for tecnical reasons.

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Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk IMG31

Assisted Treks

Level: Moderate to challenging.Trekking: 5 days.Walking per day: 4 - 7 hours.

Total distance: 56 kilometers (35 miles).Altitude: 200 - 1100 meters (650 - 3600 feet).Maximum ascent: 600 meters (1900 feet).

Five day vehicle assisted trek from hut to hutThe best known of all treks in Iceland, this trail leads from the famous valley of Landmannalaugar in the southern highlands, south to Þórsmörk valley north of the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier. On the way we cross the third biggest geothermal zone in the world, pass yellow rhyolite mountains, black deserts, great canyons and green valleys. It is no coincidence that the “Laugavegur” hike each year attracts travellers from around the world in addition to being a great favorite amongst locals. Accommodation in comfortable mountain huts.*All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. There are bunk rooms with single and twinbeds, participants have to be prepared to share a bed with a stranger.

Departure dates:28.06 - 02.07.2010

05.07 - 09.07.2010

12.07 - 16.07.2010

19.07 - 23.07.2010

26.07 - 30.07.2010

02.08 - 06.08.2010

09.08 - 13.08.2010

16.08 - 20.08.2010

23.08 - 27.08.2010

06.09 - 10.09.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, transportation to and from Reykjavík, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), mountain hut fees, cooking gear and transfer of luggage.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.

Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavík and that the tour ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík.

Please note that accommodation/camping fees before and after the tour are not included in base price.

Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

Þórsmörk - Skógar IMG35Level: Moderate to challenging.Trekking: 3 days.Walking per day: 4 - 5 hours.

Total distance: 22 kilometers (13, 6 miles).Altitude: 150-1100 meters (490 - 3600 feet).Maximum ascent: 1000 meters (3280 feet).

Three day vehicle assisted trek from hut to hutAlong with the Laugavegur trek, the hike over Fimmvörðuháls is probably the best known in Iceland. The trail takes us from the nature reserve of Þórsmörk over a mountain pass that lies between two glaciers, down to the lowlands on the other side. Once there we are greeted by the great Skógarfoss waterfall and the Atlantic coast is not far away. This astonishing diversity makes this his short trek another Iceland favorite.Accommodation in comfortable mountain huts.*All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. There are bunk rooms with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bed with a stranger.

Departure dates:02.07 - 04.07.2010

09.07 - 11.07.2010

16.07 - 18.07.2010

23.07 - 25.07.2010

30.07 - 01.08.2010

06.08 - 08.08.2010

13.08 - 15.08.2010

20.08 - 22.08.2010

27.08 - 29.08.2010

10.09 - 12.09.2010

Included in price: Guide for 3 days, transportation to and from Reykjavík, food for 3 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 2), mountain hut fees, cooking gear and transfer of luggage.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.

Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavík and that the tour ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík.

Please note that accommodation/camping fees before and after the tour are not included in base price.

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Combination trek: Landmannalaugar - Skógar IMG36Level: Moderate to challenging.Trekking: 7 days.Walking per day: 4 - 7 hours.

Total distance: 78 kilometers (48 miles).Altitude: 150 - 1100 meters (490 - 3600 feet).Maximum ascent: 1000 meters (3280 feet).

Seven day vehicle assisted trek from hut to hutBy combining two of Iceland’s best known hikes you get an unbelievable seven day trek through incredibly diverse landscape. From the famous geothermal area of Landmannalaugar to Skógar, this path takes us over multicolored hills and black sands, along small gullies and great canyons, through verdurous valleys, between glaciers, and past waterfalls. This is a memorable hike full of contrasts which gives you a chance to absorb the spirit of this remarkable country. Accommodation in comfortable mountain huts.*All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. There are bunk rooms with single and twinbeds, participants have to be prepared to share a bed with a stranger.

Departure dates:28.06 - 04.07.2010

05.07 - 11.07.2010

12.07 - 18.07.2010

19.07 - 25.07.2010

26.07 - 01.08.2010

02.08 - 08.08.2010

09.08 - 15.08.2010

16.08 - 22.08.2010

23.08 - 29.08.2010

06.09 - 12.09.2010

Included in price: Guide for 7 days, transportation to and from Reykjavík, food for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7), mountain hut fees, cooking gear and transfer of luggage.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.

Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavík and that the tour ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík.

Please note that accommodation/camping fees before and after the tour are not included in base price.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

Craters, Canyons and Lava IMG32Level: Moderate to challenging.Trekking: 7 days.Walking per day: 5 - 6 hours.

Total distance: 80 kilometers (50 miles).Altitude: 150 - 600 meters (500 - 2000 feet).Maximum ascent: 200 meters (650 feet).

Trek in Iceland’s greatest volcanic regionThis highly volcanic area has known several eruptions since the settlement of Iceland, the most famous in 1783 along the Laki crater row. In all, 565 km2 of lava flowed in that eruption, creating the most extensive lava field in the world resulting from a single eruption. Although catastrophic at the time, the lava field and the 135 craters today form one of the most scenic landscapes in Iceland. The uniqueness of the contrasting black sand and moss-covered craters and lava is a sight leaving an unforgettable impression. In this wilderness just south west of the great Vatnajökull glacier we walk amongst the volcanic formations of the Eldhraun along rivers and past beautiful lakes that give this lunar landscape a special aura. This is a lightweight and comfortable trek over rather easy terrain, even though some parts (like walking in the lava) may require more sustained effort. Accommodation in comfortable mountain huts.

Departure dates:28.06 - 04.07.2010

02.08 - 08.08.2010

23.08 - 29.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 7 days, food for 7 days (from lunch day one to lunch day 7), hotel accommodation for two nights and sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts for 4 nights, cooking gear, all transportation during trek and transfer of luggage. Group size: 6 to 16 participants.

Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and that the tour ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík.

Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Hiking at the end of the world IMG34Level: Challenging.Trekking: 5 days.Walking per day: 5 - 8 hours.

Total distance: 65 kilometers (40 miles)Altitude: 20 - 800 meters (65 - 2625 feet)Maximum ascent: 600 m (1970 feet)

Mountains and fjords of the EastHiking through the magnificent landscapes of the North Eastern inlets is a unique experience. The mountains come in all shapes and sizes and the variety of colors is stunning; everything from the black sands of the beaches to the pinkish orange hues of the mountain ridges. The presence of the ocean sets its mark on this tour. Each day we follow old trails between these isolated inlets and fjords over colorful hills and through green valleys to down to sea side to find the hut where we lodge. This combination of mountains and ocean is what makes this trek a unique one; another advantage is the milder climate we can be expected at this lower altitude. The area remained populated until the early seventies and some abandoned houses and vestiges of ancient farmsteads set their mark on the surroundings, however, sheep may be the only living thing connecting us to those former times; in addition the possibility of enjoying the sighting of reindeer herds should not be overlooked. Accommodation in well equipped and very comfortable huts.

Departure dates:05.07 - 09.07.2010

12.07 - 16.07.2010

26.07 - 30.07.2010

09.08 - 13.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, domestic flights between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir, transportation in the Eastern Fjords, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), sleeping bag accommodation (hostel and mountain huts), cooking gear and transfer of luggage.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.

Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts, and the tour ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavik.

Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Laki - Núpsstaðarskógar IMG40Level: DemandingBackpacking: 5 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 65 kilometers (40 miles)Altitude: 450 - 650 meters (1475 - 2130)Maximum ascent: 250 meters (820 )

Five - day backpack tourAlong with the Núpstaðarskógar-Skaftafell tour, this is the Icelandic Mountain Guides great classic. A unique five-day hike from the craters of Laki (erupted 1782 - 83) to the birch covered valley of Núpsstaðarskógar. On the way we climb the Laki mountain to view the 25 km crater row, visit the Rauðhólar craters, pass two impressive rivers at the front of the great Síðujökull glacier, enjoy a warm bath in a natural pool in the Valley of Bones and see series of magnificent waterfalls on our way down to Núpstaðarskógar. Glaciers have sculpted this landscape and recent lava streams and deep canyons add to the impressive surroundings. An outstanding Iceland backpacking tour.

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Núpsstaðarskógar-Skaftafell IMG41Level: DemandingBackpacking: 4 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 60 kilometers (38 miles)Altitude: 450 - 800 meters (1475 - 2625 feet)Maximum ascent: 450 meters (1475 feet)

Four - day backpack tourThis Iceland backpacking tour is the great classic of Icelandic Mountain Guides along with the Laki-Núpsstaðarskógar hike. A remarkable journey along the canyons of Núpsá, up to the Grænalón glacier lagoon, nestled between mountains and glacier. Crossing the Skeiðarárjökull glacier is a challenge rewarded by a visit to one of the most unique places ever, Norðurdalur valley with its glacier lake and icebergs. In the last day the path takes us across the beautiful Skaftafell Mountains over to Morsárdalur glacier valley and into Skaftafell National Park.

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Backpacking Tours

Departure dates:

*10.07 - 14.07.2010 *07.08 - 11.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, transport from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Mt. Laki, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), cooking gear, tents, safety equipment for glacier crossing and transfer from Núpsstaðarskógur to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts and ends at Kirkjubæjarklaustur.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík and transportation to and from Kirkjubæjarklaustur: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

Departure dates:

*15.07 - 18.07.2010

29.07 - 01.08.2010

*12.08 - 15.08.2010

19.08 - 22.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 4 days, transport from Skaftafell to Núpsstaðarskógar, food for 4 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 4), cooking gear, tents and safety equipment for glacier crossing.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts and ends at Skaftafell National Park.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík and transportation to and from Skaftafell: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

*The tours “Laki-Núpsstaðarskógar” and “Núpsstaðarskógar-Skaftafell” can be linked at these dates, to make an excellent combination of a 9-day hike.

*The tours “Laki-Núpsstaðarskógar” and “Núpsstaðarskógar-Skaftafell” can be linked at these dates, to make an excellent combination of 9-day hike.

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Combination trek: Laki - Skaftafell IMG42Level: DemandingBackpacking: 9 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 125 kilometers 78 miles)Altitude: 450 - 800 meters (1475 - 2625 feet)Maximum ascent: 450 meters (1475 feet)

Nine - day backpack tourThis nine-day combination trek is designed for the great hiking enthusiast. From the craters of the Laki eruption (1782 - 83) to Skaftafell National Park our route takes us south of the great Vatnajökull through landscape sculpted by glaciers and volcanic activity. To reach our destination we have to find our way past or across some natural hurdles; two impressive rivers and glacial tongues making this trek a challenge that in turn is rewarded by some of Iceland’s most unique locations. A remarkable Iceland backpacking tour and an unforgettable experience!

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Coast to coast: The Iceland Traverse IMG43Level: Demanding to strenuousBackpacking: 31 daysWalking per day: 6 - 10 hours

Total distance: 450 kilometers (280 miles)Altitude: 0 - 1200 meters (0 - 3900 feet)Maximum ascent: 600 meters (1970 feet)

Thirty one day backpack tourThis is the ultimate challenge for the serious backpack hiker; a total traverse of the Iceland highlands. From the north coast to the south coast, along the North-Atlantic volcanic Rift and Europe’s biggest glacier, through all types of volcanic and glacial landscapes, this fantastic journey is a unique experience. Just the duration of the hike, makes one bound to try all kinds of weather conditions, and even season shifts may be observed. The expedition is made of several legs, each one with different characteristics. It is possible to join or leave the expedition between legs, thus participating in a particular section of the journey.

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Departure dates:

10.07 - 18.07.2010

07.08 - 15.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 9 days, transport from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Mt. Laki, food for 9 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 9), cooking gear, tents and safety equipment for glacier crossing.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Kirkjubæjarklaustur and ends at Skaftafell National Park.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík and transportation to Kirkjubæjarklaustur and from Skaftafell: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

Departure dates:

27.06 - 27.07.2010

Included in price: Guide for 31 days, food for 31 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 31), cooking gear, tents, hut fee, camping fee and safety equipment for glacier and river crossing.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Ásbyrgi and ends at Vík.Package price with additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

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Ásbyrgi - Mývatn IMG44Level: Challenging to demandingBackpacking: 4 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 63 kilometers (39 miles)Altitude: 150 - 800 meters (490 - 2615 feet)Maximum ascent: 300 meters (985feet)

Four day backpack tour - Canyons and lava fieldsThis first leg of the Iceland traverse takes us from the lowlands of Ásbyrgi through the entire national park of Jökulsárgljúfur, known for its great canyon and the natural pearls Hljóðaklettar and Dettifoss, through the extraordinary lava fields and craters of the Krafla volcano and finally to the famous lake Mývatn. The bountiful vegetation of the canyon stands in sharp contrast to the barren moon-like environment of the lava field rendering this backpack tour through wild country one of the more interesting Iceland has to offer.

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Mývatn - Askja IMG45Level: Challenging to demandingBackpacking: 5 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 95 kilometers (60 miles)Altitude: 300 - 1200 meters (985 - 3940 feet)Maximum ascent: 600 meters (1970 feet)

Five - day backpack tour - The Askja Trail: Desert and VolcanoesLake Mývatn’s celebrity is well deserved, its natural beauty, variety of flora, fauna and landscape shaped by volcanic activity, make it a truly unique place in the world. This part of the Iceland traverse takes us from Mývatn through the black desert of Ódáðahraun to another world famous volcanic area, Askja and its huge caldera. The multiplicity of volcanic formations, the desolation and the variety of colors will make this trek unforgettable.

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27.06 - 30.06.2010

Included in price: Guide for 4 days, food for 4 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 4), cooking gear, tents and camping fee.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Ásbyrgi and ends at Mývatn.Package price additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

Departure dates:

02.07 - 06.07.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), cooking gear, tents, huts and camping fee.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Mývatn and ends at Askja.Package price additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

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Askja - Nýidalur IMG46Level: DemandingBackpacking: 6 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 95 kilometers (59 miles)Altitude: 600 - 1200 meters (1970 - 3940 feet)Maximum ascent: 200 meters (660 feet)

Six - day backpacking tour - The Desert under the GlacierThis third part of the Iceland traverse goes from Askja and follows the great Vatnajökull south-west through Vonarskarð pass to Nýidalur oasis. The contrast of the black volcanic desert and the glacier that dominates the area to the east, the desolation and hostility of the environment render this landscape strangely lunar but beautiful at the same time.

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Nýidalur - Eldgjá IMG47Level: Demanding to strenuousBackpacking: 7 daysWalking per day: 7 - 10 hours

Total distance: 115 kilometers (71 miles)Altitude: 450 - 1100 meters (1480 - 3600 feet)Maximum ascent: 300 meters (980 feet)

Seven - day backpack tour - Lava of Trolls and Lakes of ElvesOne of the biggest challenges for hikers in Iceland is the traverse south along the western part of the enormous Vatnajökull glacier. Leaving from the Nýidalur valley in central Iceland, this trail traverses through sandy plains, rough lava, cliffs and partly on a glacier. Additionally, there are numerous rivers to cross, some of them quite impressive, requiring special wading techniques. This is also among the most isolated parts of the country, difficult to access and requiring fairly precise planning. Due to the elevation of this tour, weather can be unpredictable but the nature is unforgettable. And that is certainly why the magic of this traverse is so irresistible.

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08.07 - 13.07.2010

Included in price: Guide for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6), cooking gear, tents, huts and camping fee.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Askja and ends at Nýidalur.Package price additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

Departure dates:

15.07 - 21.07.2010

Included in price: Guide for 7 days, food for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7), cooking gear, tents, hut fee, camping fee and safety equipment for river crossing.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Nýidalur and ends at Eldgjá.Package price additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the backpacking tour.

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Eldgjá - Vík IMG48Level: DemandingBackpacking: 5 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 76 kilometers (47 miles)Altitude: 50 - 600 meters (65 - 1970 feet)Maximum ascent: 300 meters (980 feet)

Five - day backpack tour - Land of the hidden VolcanoThe tuff (compacted volcanic ash) mountains around the Mýrdalsjökull glacier are one of the striking features of Iceland. This soft volcanic rock is easily eroded by wind and water, often being sculpted like clay. The tuff retains humidity quite well and as these mountains are exposed to the damp air of the Atlantic Ocean they are thus generously covered by lush, green vegetation. All this creates an area of spectacular contrasts with one of the larger glaciers in Iceland, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where one of the most active volcanoes, Katla lies hidden under the icecap. This hike follows the eastern edge of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, crossing glacier tongues towards the bird-rich sea cliffs around the village of Vík on the south shore of Iceland.

The Snæfell to Lónsöræfi Trek IMG49Level: Challenging Backpacking: 5 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total distance: 50 kilometers (33 miles)Altitude: 100 - 800 meters (330 - 2600 feet)Maximum ascent: 250 meters (820 feet)

Five - day backpack tour in the Lónsöræfi Nature ReserveLónsöræfi is one of the most remote hiking areas in Iceland and offers the unique experience of the rugged landscapes to the east of the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest. The glacier has clearly left its mark on everything here whether it is a moraine, a lagoon or a riverbed. The abundance of colors characteristic of the rhyolitic rocks are quite a contrast to the basaltic formations, offering a real feast for eyes and minds. Reindeer roam freely in this remote ruggedness and are vary of humans. Here we walk through an unbelievable variety of landscapes; deep canyons, green valleys, incredible cliffs and snow-clad peaks that stand against the sky. Well equipped mountain huts guarantee the comfort of this tour. Icelandic Mountain Guides provides sleeping bags or blankets in the huts that should limit the weight each person has to carry to 7 to 10 kg (15 to 20 lbs) which makes this more of a trekking than a backpacking trip. An extraordinarily beautiful trek in a fantastic area.

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Departure dates:

23.07 - 27.07.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), cooking gear, tents, camping fee and safety equipment for glacier and river crossing.Group size: 4 to 12 participants.Please note: The tour starts at Eldgjá and ends at Vík.Package price additional accommodation and transportation to the start point and from the end point: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.isPlease note that when travelling from/to Reykjavík extra travel days are needed before and after the trekking tour.

Departure dates:

05.07 - 09.07.2010

19.07 - 23.07.2010

26.07 - 30.07.2010

02.08 - 06.08.2010

16.08 - 20.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, domestic flights between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir and Hofn and Reykjavík, transportation to Eyjabakkar area, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), mountain huts, sleeping bags, mattresses, cooking gear and transportation from Smiðjunes to Höfn.Group size: 4 to 14 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts, and the tour ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavik.

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Kingdom of Volcanoes and Glaciers IMG33Level: Easy to moderateTouring: 5 daysWalking per day: 2 - 5 hours

Easy to moderate hiking in the most beautiful landscape of South and South-East IcelandThis is an outstanding trip to one of Iceland’s most attractive areas, including the famous Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, Skaftafell National Park, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the famous Laki volcano.**Hiking through stunning volcanic sceneries with breathtaking panoramic views over glaciers and spectacular mountain peaks. Whether it is the glacier lagoon and its amazing icebergs, the incredible volcanic landscapes of the Laki area, or Skaftafell National Park that impresses you the most, you can be certain of having an outstanding adventure. And maybe, if weather conditions permit we could enjoy the dramatic northern lights or the phenomenal midnight sun decorating the Vatnajökull icecap. The evenings and nights will be spent at a nice and comfortable countryside hotel in the close vicinity of the small town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur in the southeast. Transport in comfortable 4 wheel drive vehicles. **In winter departures the road to Laki can be impossible even for our well equipped 4x4 vehicles. In that case we will discover the lower parts of the lava flows from the volcano and turn to an alternative program in the afternoon.

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*10.11 - 14.11.2009

*23.02 - 27.02.2010

*23.03 - 27.03.2010

*19.04 - 23.04.2010

*24.05 - 28.05.2010

07. 06 - 11.06.2010

21.06 - 25.06.2010

12.07 - 16.07.2010

23.08 - 27.08.2010

Included in price: Guide for 5 days, vehicle transportation for 5 days, food for 5 days (from lunch day one to lunch day 5), accommodation in a comfortable country hotel and a 2-3 hours walk on the Svínafellsjökull glacier (all glacier and safety gear provided). Group size: 6 to 16 participants.Please note: Participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

*These departures will be offered with French and English speaking guide.

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Hot River Highlands and Golden Circle Tour ILR20

Landmannalaugar Week-End in winterLevel: Easy. Duration: 2 daysSome of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland can be found in the Torfajökull Massif in the South Highlands of Iceland, an ideal location for a two-day winter tour. Our route takes us on a super jeep ride past volcanoes, mountains, hills and craters that in winter are covered with a beautiful snow blanket, into a valley of Hot Springs where the striking contrast between ice and fire is creates a magical world. Up there we stay overnight in a comfortable mountain hut right next to a natural hot springs river, perfect for a relaxing bath under the stars. The next day we visit the Golden waterfall Gullfoss and the sprouting geyser Strokkur to put the finishing touch on our winter week-end.

Highlands and Hot Springs ILR60

The Highlights and Hot Spots of IcelandLevel: Easy. Duration: 7 days.On this tour we travel between natural hot baths. The aim is to take a bath in as many hot springs as possible and at the same time to enjoy the wild nature of Iceland. We visit all sorts of pools, from remote small and unknown natural pools without any facilities at all, to a large world known phenomenon, the Blue Lagoon. In between we take short hikes and get to know the history and geology of Iceland. The super jeeps used for this tour offer are specially built to take on the rugged Icelandic mountain tracks and they offer the opportunity to experience Iceland in a more intimate way with a small group. Each day we go for a 2-4 hour moderate walk suitable to everyone, either in one place or a few short walks in different locations depending on itinerary. Driving distances and time vary from day to day, depending on areas and itinerary from 2 up to 6 hours.

Super Jeep Tours

Departure dates:31.10 - 01.11.2009

21.11 - 22.11.2009

29.12 - 30.12.2009

16.01 - 17.01.2010

13.02 - 14.02.2010

13.03 - 14.03.2010

03.04 - 04.04.2010

Groups: Min. 2 pers.Other departures: Up on request, min. 5 pers.Included: Driver-tour guide, sleeping bag accommodation, and full board.Optional upon request: Hotel in Reykjavík and transport to and from airport.

Departure dates:28.06 - 04.07.2010

19.07 - 25.07.2010

16.08 - 22.08.2010

13.09 - 19.09.2010

Groups: Min. 4 pers.Other departures: Upon requestIncluded: Driver-Guide per group of 1-7 persons, 2 nights in guesthouses, 4 nights sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts, full board on the tour with picnic lunch.Not included: Accommodation, dinners, lunches and breakfasts in Reykjavík (can be included up on request). Sleeping bag and sleeping bag linen is not included but is can be rented.Optional upon request: Hotel in Reykjavík and transport to and from airport.

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Ultimate Adventure Tour ILR50

Super Jeep Expedition to the Great Vatnajökull GlacierLevel: Easy to modarate. Duration: 5 days.Iceland is truly a geological wonder and everywhere you go you can find steaming hot springs and active volcanoes. The Ultimate Adventure Tour is a tour that takes us to some of Iceland’s most extraordinary places, to the top of the biggest glacier in Europe (where we find a natural steam bath only a few have tried) to Landmannalaugar with its rhyolite volcanic mountains and hot baths. During our trip we will also take short hikes and get to know the history and geology of Iceland, and visit the world famous hot spring Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall. Unpredictable weather conditions add to the adventure, so this is a tour for people who dare! Our Super Jeeps, which are specially equipped to handle the rugged Icelandic mountain roads and the glacier driving will take us from location to location. Each vehicle can comfortably accommodate up to 4 passengers. Driving distances and times will vary from day-to-day, depending upon road and off-roads conditions. On this ultimate adventure we offer some of Iceland’s best and most experienced mountaineers as guides to take us places that most people never see.

The Wonders of South Iceland ILR41

Luxury super jeep highland adventureLevel: Easy. Duration: 4 days.One can hardly imagine the incredible variety of the landscape in the south of Iceland. The endless black sand beaches that contrast with the coastal mountains, the glaciers, the geysers and solfatares, the deep valleys, lava fields, fissures, cliffs, waterfalls, canyons... Sometimes within minutes the landscape changes so dramatically that you might think you are in a different country. This tour takes you to a maximum of different landscape types and places possible in only 4 days, without any unnecessary rush. Whether it is standing on a glacier or bathing in a hot spring a very pleasant experience is guaranteed. Travelling in a modern super jeep and staying at the best hotels available, assures the comfort of the tour, and our well trained guide, the safety.

Departure dates:01.03 - 05.03.2010

29.03 - 02.04.2010

Groups: Min. 4 pers.Other Departures: Up on request.Included: At least 2 Super-Jeeps and driver-guides carrying maximum of 4 persons in each jeep. 1 night in a guesthouse in the south of Iceland, 3 nights in sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts, extra-warm sleeping bags and linen. Full Board on the tour with picnic lunch.Optional upon request: Hotel in Reykjavík and transport to and from airport.

Departure dates:20.10 - 23.10.2009

24.11 - 27.11.2009

27.12 - 30.12.2009

19.01 - 22.01.2010

16.02 - 19.02.2010

16.03 - 19.03.2010

13.04 - 16.04.2010

18.05 - 21.05.2010

15. 06 - 18.06.2010

27.07 - 30.07.2010

10.08 - 13.07.2010

31.08 - 03.09.2010

05.10 - 08.10.2010

Groups: Min. 4 pers.Other Departures: Up on request.Included: Driver-guide. 3 nights at a hotel, full board on the tour with picnic lunch.Optional upon request: Hotel in Reykjavík and transport to and from airport.

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Mountains and Fjords of the North IMG50Level: Challenging to demandingAlpine touring: 7 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 3 - 8 hours

Total distance: 63 kilometersAltitude: 100 - 1500 meters (330 - 4900 feet)Maximum ascent in one day: 1300 meters (4300 feet)

Seven - day alpine touring (or telemark) skiing tourJust below the Arctic circle lies Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, home of the capital of northern Iceland, Akureyri. Surrounded by numerous summits ranging from 1200 to 1500 m (4000 - 4900 ’), Eyjafjörður offers a great number of interesting descents and is an ideal location for a scenic tour. The high northern location of these mountains will assure a good quantity of snow and the view over the neighbouring mountains and down to the deep blue fjord is both magnificent and surreal. In late afternoon local swimming pools, that sometimes look more like a spa (heated with the geothermal hot water), offer a welcoming relaxation. Lodging in sleeping bag accommodation.Departure dates: 27.03 - 02.04.2010 and 17.04 - 23.04.2010Included in price: Guide for 7 days for groups up to 8 participants and assistant guide for groups from 9-12 participants, food for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7), all transportation during the 7 days, accommodation in sleeping bag accommodation for 6 nights.Not included in price: Entry fees to swimming pools (each entry is approx. 300 ISK per person), drinks, other than mentioned in “included in price”.Group size: 6 to 12 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

Vatnajökull Glacier Expedition IMG51Level: Demanding to strenuousCross country skiing: 9 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 7 - 9 hours

Total distance: 130 - 150 kilometers (80 - 93 miles)Altitude: 850 - 2000 meters (2790 - 6560 feet)Maximum ascent: 750 meters (2460 feet)

Nine-day cross country ski tour with pulka/sledgeThis tour is actually a small expedition; the crossing of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajölull during the bright spring days. Covering the high plateau in the region with ice, the giant glacier hides a number of active volcanoes. The main goal of this adventure is to reach one of these, the famous volcano of Grímsvötn at the heart of this massive ice field. Thereafter, the course is set towards Öræfajökull volcano, with the intent of reaching the highest point in Iceland. The climb up to the peak, Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m), surely marks the highlight of our journey. From there we have a long descent down the glacial tongue to the south side of the glacier. On this glacier traverse the conditions can sometimes be comparable to those of the arctic, even in spring we can be assured to find ourselves in demanding circumstances. Accommodation in tents and huts.Departure dates: 19.04 - 27.04.2010 and 12.06 - 20.06.2010Included in price: Guide for 9 days for groups up to 7 participants and assistant guide for groups from 8-12 participants, food for 9 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 9), transportation from Reykjavík to Jökulheimar, cabin fees, tents, cooking gear, pulkas/sledges, sleeping bag accommodation last night and transportation from Sandfell to ReykjavíkGroup size: 6 to 12 participants.Supplement for groups of 4-5 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Sprengisandur: Traverse of the Icelandic highlands IMG52Level: Demanding to strenuousCross country skiing: 10 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 7 - 9 hours

Total distance: 220 kilometersAltitude: 600 - 1100 metersMaximum ascent: 900 meters

10 - day cross - country ski tour with pulka/sledgeA beautiful traverse on cross country skis over the Icelandic highlands, from high grounds above from Akureyri in the North, over the deserted Sprengisandur - the ancient route between the Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers - to Landmannalaugar an area of high geothermal activity. This is a winter tour to the center of Iceland, an area that in winter is not easily accessible. Our reward is an incredible combination of wide open spaces and impressive mountainous landscape and geothermal activity; here snow, ice, fire and water come together to create an enchanting winter world. The snow covered vastness, unpredictable winter weather conditions, and the isolation make this tour a personal challenge for the participants. Accommodation in tents and huts.Departure dates: 16.03 - 25.03.2010Included in price: Guide for 10 days for groups up to 7 participants and assistant guide for groups from 9 to12 participants, food for 10 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 10), domestic flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri, transportation from Akureyri to Eyjafjörður, hut fees, tents, cooking gear, pulkas/sledges and transportation from Sigalda to ReykjavikGroup size: 6 to 12 participants.Supplement for groups of 4 to5 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tourPackage price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Landmannalaugar in Winter IMG53Level: ModerateCross country skiing: 6 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 5 - 6 hours

Total distance: Approx. 100 kilometers (70 miles)Altitude: 400 - 1100 meters (1310 - 3610 feet)Maximum ascent: 500 meters (1640 feet)

6 - day cross-country ski tour in LandmannalaugarSituated at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland has no reason to be jealous of continental Scandinavia when it comes to Cross country skiing. Here nature offers striking contrasts and incredibly diverse volcanic landscapes: craters, lava fields and snow filled gorges and canyons where thick steam curls burst out of the entrails of Earth. Travelling through these magnificent surroundings in the summertime is already an experience of continuous wonder. In winter, it is an extraordinary adventure open to only a few. Landmannalaugar, the base camp for this circuit, is known to summer guests for colorful landscapes and amazing geothermal activity (the world’s third biggest source of geothermal hot springs); in winter the region regains its calm and serenity. This landscape of ravines and canyons becomes even more memorable when steam clouds rise from the snow-clad hills. And add the pleasure of nice warm bath under the evening sky in a hot spring after a good solid day of skiing!Departure dates: 20.02 - 25.02.2010, 20.03 - 25.03.2010 and 05.04 - 10.04.2010 Included in price: Guide for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6), sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts, cooking gear, transportation. Group size: 5 to 12 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Winter Highlights IMG54Level: ModerateTouring: 6 daysWalking per day: 2 - 5 hours

Winter touring adventure In winter, Iceland’s mountainous interior hides a few rare treasures under a layer of snow and ice, magical places that can only be accessed with some difficulty. That is why we use impressive 4x4 super-jeeps that have been modified and adapted for winter conditions (raised chassis and giant underinflated tires that are and allow the vehicles to “float” on the snow) to reach these isolated locations and experience adventures filled with different impressions. Travelling in these vehicles is an adventure in its own right, a ride into the unknown and not without unforeseen occurrences. However other adventures wait at the destination: hiking in snowshoes through landscapes that are solidly held in winter’s frozen grips, open air baths in natural hot springs, waterfalls of all shapes and sizes where water and ice form magical sculptures, vapor clouds that burst out from earth’s interior, solfataras, mud pots, and geysers that are strangely spectacular in the winter season. A completely different universe and unique scenery!Departure dates: 20.02 - 25.02.2010, 13.03 - 18.03.2010, 30.03 - 04.04.2010 and 12.04 - 17.04.2010Included in price: Guide for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6), sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts, cooking gear, transportation. Group size: 4 to 16 participants.Please note that participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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In the footsteps of Erik the Red IMG70Level: ModerateTrekking: 8 daysWalking per day: 2 - 8 hours

Total distance: 48 kilometers (30 miles)Altitude: 0 - 400 meters (0 - 1310 feet)Maximum ascent: 400 meters (1310 feet)

Eight - day boat supported trek in GreenlandSouthern Greenland is a fantastic hiking area offering a great variety in landscape, everything from the rugged glacier to the soft beach pebbles and a whole lot in between. On this tour we will be hiking over hills and heaths, along old sheep paths and beach trails at the foot of the world’s largest glacier, the Greenland Icecap, with plenty of opportunities to ponder the glacier and its surroundings. Magnificent outlet glaciers calve into the ocean and majestic icebergs float off into the blue. As we wander through the modern landscape we can reflect on the fates of the Nordic settlers that disappeared mysteriously at the beginning of the 15th century. This is a classic hike in breathtaking surroundings where we sometimes have to jump on to a boat with the locals to get across a fjord!Departure dates: 09.07 - 16.07.2010, 23.07 - 30.07.2010 and 06.08 - 13.08.2010Included in price: Guide for 8 days, food for 8 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8, if people choose to sample the local cuisine in a restaurant in Qaqortoq, it is not included), flights: Reykjavík – Narsarsuaq – Reykjavík, all transportation of people and luggage according to itinerary, accommodation according to itinerary.Not included in the price: Personal equipment, drinks and personal expenses, dinner on the last night (optional) and insurance. Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary/included.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.Please note that the tour starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavík.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Adventures on Ammassalik Island IMG80Level: Challenging to demandingBackpacking: 7 daysWalking per day: 6 - 8 hours

Total walking distance: 60 kilometers (37.5 miles)Altitude: 0 - 360 meters (0 - 1155 feet)Maximum ascent: 360 meters (1155 feet)

Seven - day Greenland backpacking tour in the backcountryAfter two hours flight from Reykjavík you find yourself in a completely different landscape and culture. The presence of the great Greenland Icecap is clearly visible in the environment and even the culture. Deep fjords dotted with icebergs, steep peaks rising dramatically directly up from the sea or the valley floor, along with an intensity of the light that is unique; all makes for a magnificent ambiance. Backpacking in this area brings you back to the basics, yet idyllic spots and picture perfect surroundings make this an unforgettable holidayDeparture dates: 19.07 - 25.07.2010 and 02.08 - 08.08.2010Included in price: Guide for 7 days, food for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7), flights: Reykjavik – Kulusuk – Reykjavík, boat transfers: Kulusuk – Tasiilaq – Kulusuk, tents, cooking gear and one night in a guesthouse in Tasiilaq.Group size: 6 to 16 participants.Please note that the tour starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavík.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Backcountry in Liverpoolland IMG60Level: Challenging to demandingAlpine ski touring: 8 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 5 - 8 hours

Altitude: 0 - 1450 meters (0 – 4750 feet)Maximum ascent: 800 meters (2600 feet)

Eight - day Alpine Ski Touring in Greenland East Greenland or the “backside” as Greenlanders sometimes refer to it, is one of the greatest wilderness areas in the world with endless numbers of fjords, mountains, glaciers, valleys and lakes. Inland, reigns the world’s second biggest icecap, most of the time crowned by a radiating blue sky and beneath lie ice covered fjords and colorful villages. This eight days backcountry skiing in Liverpoolland offers great skiing days, joyful evenings and sunlight 24 hours per day. Dog sledges bring the group up to the Mountains where we set camp in the middle of nowhere. From our base, daily tours are taken up to the mountains nearby or down to the sea where enormous icebergs lie frozen into the ice. This tour is made for experienced skiers that can handle steep slopes off piste and are fit to walk on the skis or carry them up steep slopes. On the first day the slope is easy and then they get more demanding day by day. Exactly how steep the slopes become depends on the snow conditions and the group’s interest. Two or three routes will be chosen each day.Departure dates: 08.05 - 15.05.2010Included in price: Guide for 8 days, food for 8 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8 and last dinner in Greenland), flights: Reykjavík - Constable Point, transport by helicopter, two nights in guesthouse, dog sledge transfer, tents and cooking gearNot included in price: Personal equipment, insurance and expenses, dinner last night in Greenland.Group size: 5 to 12 participants.Please note: tour starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavík.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website at www.mountainguide.is

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Backcountry Skiing at the End of the World IMG62Level: Moderate to challengingCross country skiing: 4 daysWalking/Skiing per day: 3 - 8 hours

Total distance: 30 kilometers (18.5 miles)Altitude: 0 - 340 meters (0 - 495 feet) Maximum ascent: 340 meters (495 feet)

Four - day cross country skiing tour around Kulusuk Island, GreenlandAfter a short flight from Reykjavík, we land in the arctic wonderland that every cross country skier dreams of; endless snow, mountains and frozen fiords. The landscapes are magnificent and the Inuit culture intriguing. This area of Greenland was only discovered by the White Man at the end of the 19th Century and vestiges of the traditional way of life are still much honored. Many of the Inuits still live the lives of hunters taking pride in a feisty dog team. We settle down in the Inuit village of Kulusuk from where we set out for our skiing excursions. The village is located on a little island and offers various possibilities for skiing, both on the frozen ice of the surrounding fjords over to the nearby islands. This offers great insight into the arctic wonderland as well as the Inuit culture.This is a perfect skiing trip, for those who are looking for a short and memorable skiing vacation. Accommodation in a private guesthouse.Departure dates: 31.03 - 03.04.2010Included in price: Guide for 4 days, food for 4 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 4), flight from Reykjavík – Kulusuk - Reykjavik, three nights in a guesthouse and cooking gear.Not included in price: Personal equipment, insurance and personal expenses.Group size: 5 to 12 participants.Please note: tour starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavík.Package price with bed and breakfast in Reykjavík: Please visit our website www.mountainguide.is

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Incentive Tours

Examples of tours and activities:Theme toursHow about a theme tour? A tour that gives you insight into Icelandic culture and cuisine, a tour that has reference to the movies, or one that lets you test your skills against real Vikings? Whatever activity you choose, our professional team will put together a program adapted to your wishes. We have a wide variety of different themes you can choose from, or if you have an idea about a theme we will be happy to work it out for you.

With A taste of Iceland you will get at taste of both nature and first class Icelandic cuisine, a combination of some spectacular sights, food and contact with the glacier ice. On Myth and Mystery, we dive into the underworld of ghosts and other mystical beings.When we go for a Visit to the Vikings you’ll learn about the lives and craft of the ancient Vikings and try your aptitude in their sports and arts, or we can show you what the modern Vikings are doing with The Viking games, the new way. In Mission Bomb - James Bond style the group has to complete a mission, with flair of course. And a visit to Reykjavík, City of Energy and Culture takes you on a guided tour in the vibrant city of Reykjavík with the emphasis on culture, design and art.

Cultural activitiesIcelanders are rich of historical tradition. And all kinds of cultural activities can be added to your tour i.e. at unexpected stops. We offer cultural activities that to appeal to all of your senses, tasting, hearing, smelling, listening and of course by experiencing our history first hand.

Learn all about the healing aspect of the Icelandic herbs and plants, or taste some Icelandic traditional food like stockfish, ram testicles, sheep head and brennivín. Watch and learn the Vikivaki folkdance and join traditional dancers in action or stop to see singers perform folksongs out in nature. And who knows if we meet a fortune teller that can tell your future form the rune you choose from a bag.

Outdoor activities All kinds of outdoor activities are on our agenda. Whether you want to hike up a mountain, see some geothermal action, or to go up on a glacier for amazing icescapes, ice climbing or even for a ride in a snowmobile, we have a team of professional guides that can lead you and your group safely to the discovery of new adventures.

For many of our adventures we use “Super Jeeps” specially outfitted for expeditions in Iceland’s remote, rugged and scenic landscape. They are mounted on 38” or 44” tires, equipped with a GPS satellite navigation system and will get you around safely and in comfort.

Our incentive department has been operating since 1997, making us one of the longest running Incentive Agencies in Iceland. Years of experience in all kinds of outdoor recreational activities and team building give us an advantage when it comes to offering unique and exiting ventures. We offer tours into the fascinating nature of Iceland and invite you to discover the country and its culture through a variety of different happenings.

Putting together a tailor made program for you and your group is our pleasure and we pride ourselves in being specialists in finding the right accommodation, restaurants, meeting facilities, transport and activity for our guests during their stay in Iceland. Creativity, innovation and fun-with a fitting dose of luxury are the key words in our endless pursuit to exceed expectations and make every moment an experience.

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Two - day tours The perfect incentive tour in Iceland is to combine the comfort and the luxury of a hotel in Reykjavík and the Icelandic nature and its uniqueness. We offer two-day tours were the group will experience nature, modified vehicles, dining and sleeping in the special atmosphere of a mountain hut. The group has a chance to do some glacier activities and our team might add some teambuilding to the tour. In the mountain hut, an unforgettable BBQ candlelight dinner is prepared. This is an opportunity to get a complete Iceland experience.

Guided self - drive toursAnother service we offer is to customize guided self-drive tours, an option both suitable for groups and individuals. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Private guidingWe offer experienced, knowledgeable private guiding tours ideal for individuals and small groups. With private guiding it is easier to adapt and serve the personal needs and abilities of our clients, at any level. This option preserves the simplicity and flexibility of independent travelling, without sacrificing safety and access to local knowledge. For your private guiding needs, we are the right choice.

LuxuryAt the end of a day filled with activities you deserve some pampering. A massage at the Blue Lagoon will most certainly remove all fatigue and after, you can relax in the geothermal water or sauna. Enjoy a luxurious dinner in a restaurant that caters to your taste, or maybe on a yacht where you can sample culinary delights and gourmet meals. And to perfect your trip you can spend the night in comfort at an elegant hotel.

Team building Let Iceland’s beautiful and fascinating nature serve as backdrop for your next group tour or team building exercise. We can offer various games and themes such as elves, Viking traditions or seasonal themes like Christmas and the Icelandic Santa Claus. Another alternative would be to go to the black lava beaches in the southern Iceland for beach games or into the highlands for a test of survival.

For teambuilding try Caving, a Hike Race, Merry Christmas Games with the Yule Lads, a Race through Reykjavík or a test of skill and survival out in nature with Extreme Iceland!

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Booking Conditions - Terms of payment

VALIDITY OF PRICESAll rates quoted or shown in our tariffs are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Icelandic Mountain Guides /Iceland Rovers reserve the right to change prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or due to any other cost increases that are outside our control.Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less than 8 weeks’ notice prior to arrival.After the invoice has been issued the price is guaranteed against any surcharge, unless an increase is due to government laws or currency changes. Icelandic Mountain Guides /Iceland Rovers will absorb an amount equivalent to 5% of the package price. Amounts that exceed the 5% will be charged and clients will be entitled to cancel their booking with a full refund if the surcharge exceeds 10%.

CANCELLATIONAll cancellations must be made by letter, fax or e-mail. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, the Travel Agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) as follows:

CANCELLATION CHARGESThe confirmation fee differs regarding the type of tour you are choosing:Icelandic Mountain Guides reserves the right to keep the below confirmation fee to cover costs, if clients do formally cancel their participation within three months of departure:

Part day tours (IMG 07,08,11,12,21,22,24) 2000- ISK

Full day tours and other day tours than mentioned in “Part day tours” 6.000 ISK

Over night tours summer 20.000 ISK

Over night tours winter 45.000 ISK

Greenland tours 55.000 ISK

Combination treks 20.000 ISK for each leg of the tour

50 % of tour price, if cancelled formally 8 - 21 days prior to departure,

75 % of tour price, if cancelled formally 2 - 7 days prior to departure, and

100 % of tour price, if cancelled formally within 2 days prior to departure.

Change fee: If one requests changes to pre-made packages (i.e. self-drive packages), such as adding nights into the program, changing hotels or dates a change fee of EUR 100,- will be charged.Please note that there is no fee is for booking additional nights in Reykjavík before or after a tour/package. Last minute change fee: If a confirmed service is changed less than two weeks prior to arrival of the client, change fee of EUR 100,- will be charged.Last minute booking fee: A last minute booking fee of EUR 100,- will apply to all bookings requested within two weeks of client’s arrival. This fee will apply to bookings for self-drive packages and countryside accommodation. This however does not guarantee confirmation and will therefore only be charged for confirmed bookings.

We advise all our clients to have insurance.

All complaints must reach ICELANDIC MOUNTAIN GUIDES/ICELAND ROVERS within 5 days from departure from Iceland. Otherwise possible compensation is not valid.

Note: ICELANDIC MOUNTAIN GUIDES/ICELAND ROVERS reserve the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or cancelled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff of Icelandic Mountain Guides/Iceland Rovers. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Icelandic Mountain Guides/Iceland Rovers do not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant’s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war, or other similar causes. ICELANDIC MOUNTAIN GUIDES/ICELAND ROVERS reserves the right to change prices due to inflation or changes in oil price.

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