Quality and professionalism
At Icelandic Mountain Guides we work continuously towards to improve the quality of our tours and enhance the skills and training of our guides to assure that all our clients have a safe and memorable journey. The Icelandic Mountain Guide’s team of guides and drivers is a selected group of - specialists and professional mountaineers, many have background in mountain rescue and all are passionate nature lovers and travelers. 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. All have firstaid training and operate in accordance with the company’s safety policy.
Safety and training
We set high professional standards when it comes to the safety of our outdoor adventures. Since 2004 our mountain guides have received training from qualified instructors from New Zealand and from 2008 the training of our glacier and mountain guides is based on recognized standards from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association. Training is kept up to date by annual courses on glaciers, avalanche rescue, river crossings and more. During these courses safety standards are revised and mountain skills practiced. When it comes to staff training we are proud to be the leading company in tourism in Iceland.
A trusted operator that knows the lay of the land
Both Iceland and Greenland are countries where nature is untamed and conditions can change unexpectedly. Travelling on these grounds in the safest and the most enjoyable way requires knowledge of the terrain and organization; a knowledge that only passion for the land and years of collective experience can gather. Icelandic Mountain Guides have travelled across and around these two countries for the past decades, and created a range of adventure to allow you to experience their fabulous landscapes and fascinating history and cultures. Whatever adventure you seek, you can be sure that with Icelandic Mountain Guides you are in the hands of a trusted operator that knows the lay of the land.
Icelandic tourism depends on the continued prosperity of our delicate nature. In all the activities and experiences we offer, our objective has always been to minimize the environmental impact and to leave no trace when we travel. Icelandic Mountain Guides has adopted the World Wildlife Fund conservation plan, concerning ecological tourism in the Arctic. A part of our philosophy is to support local NGOs and to take an active part in discussion about the development of wilderness and open spaces. We take the nature’s side against ideas of heavy industry or new highway projects in unspoiled areas. We pride ourselves in being a company that emphasizes cooperation, sustainability and safety. As a growing company Icelandic Mountain Guides continue to lead by an example as the environmental policy is reviewed regularly to ensure that it´s implemented into all levels of our operations.