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Arcanum Glacier Tours

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Address: Ytri-Solheimar I, Vik, Iceland
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+354 487 1500
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Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum...

Located at the foot of Myrdalsjokull glacier in South Iceland Arcanum Glacier Tours is one of Iceland's oldest and most reputable glacier adventure tour company. With over 20 years of service we specialise in safe and responsible guided tours to spectacular glaciers and South Iceland's rugged beautiful back country. Whether you want to have fun in a Super Jeep or on a snowmobile, do a glacier hiking or ride an ATV across the black volcanic sands of the South shore you are in good hands with us. You don't have to have any special skills, or levels of expertise, just show up and have our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable guides walk you through the rest. Our guides are local back country experts with decades of experience running glacier and adventure tours. Rigorous training, solid planning and strict protocols ensures safety, comfort and enjoyment of our customers.

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Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
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Quad Bike Tour from Vik

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Brilliant snowmobile tour on the glacier

My girlfriend and I made the trip to Arcanum tours this morning for the 10am snowmobile tour having spent last night in Vík. It had snowed pretty heavily overnight and in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I made the trip to Arcanum tours this morning for the 10am snowmobile tour having spent last night in Vík. It had snowed pretty heavily overnight and in the early morning, which I think maybe put a lot of people off as we were the only people on the tour! Though visibility was almost zero the tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the snowmobiling experience so much that we went back for the ATV tour. Each excursion was unique, so we would absolutely recommend both excursions. If we only had to choose one, my 13 year old daughter would choose snowmobiling and my 9 year liked both. The guides are terrific and while expensive, we feel like we got a... More 

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Thank Christy J
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you liked both the ATV and the snowmobiling tours. Must have been thrilling for the children as well ! Our guides are caring, knowledgable and funny, and they love to take good care of the customers. We hope the rest of your stay in Iceland was pleasant. The Arcanum Team More 

Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The owner and Siggy took great care of us! There was a mess up with our reservation, and we were late to boot (Sorry again!) but they got us onto the glacier and onto the snowmobiles. We were well-briefed on how to use the snowmobiles. Visibility was not good, but the route is pre-programmed into their GPS so we were... More 

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Thank TrickyFlamingo
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Good to hear everything worked out regarding the reservation. We are very proud of our guides knowing they take such good care of the customers and also know much about the glacier and the volcano. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. Hope you had a nice time in Iceland. The Arcanum Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guy really looked after us and made the experience, despite terrible weather, a fantastic and fun day. Highly recommended

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Thank Steve S
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed yourself in spite of the bad weather. Our guides are used to doing the tours under different conditions. Thank you for posting the review and recommending the tours, it's much appreciated. We hope your stay in Iceland was pleasant. The Arcanum Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 3 hour glacier walk tour with Soffia who was one of the best guides I have ever had. We had a group of 6 and she was attentive and gave us a lot of information on the geography & history of the glacier. She was a really engaging guide, and would highly recommend doing this tour. This... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Super ! We are happy that your group had such a good time. Soffia is one of our many guides, she knows the geography and history of the volcano and the glacier. Thank you for taking time to post the review and recommend the tours, it's much appreciated. We hope the rest of your stay was pleasant and your trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We done the glacier hike and the snowmobile experience in one day whilst we were over towards the south of iceland. Both were incredible experience and were made that more enjoyable with our great hosts. Thanks all!!

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Thank Mike B
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed both tours. Touring on glaciers is incredible especially when you are accompanied by qualified and knowledgable guides. We hope your stay in Iceland was pleasant and you returned back home safe and sound. The Arcanum Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the snowmobiling activity with Jon (Jon Snow) on Monday 06.03.2017 having booked in advance. The weather at ground level was not at its best and two other ladies who had intended to take part decided not to as it was raining(???). So we got a private guided tour. We were well kitted out with helmets and protective suits... More 

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you decided to go in spite of some rain on ground. As you perhaps know the weather in Iceland is unpredictable and therefore one might experience rain, sleet, snowing and then blue sky and sunshine, all within one hour. Jon knows his business, the glacier, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to nice little cabin where we signed our waivers and suited up for our Snowmobile tour. The company provides just about everything you need. I say just about as you need to arrive with at least the basic cold weather gear (jacket and gloves). They provide a full snow suit, helmet, glove covers, even more appropriate footwear if... More 

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Thank Chet Z
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear your experience of the tour was so positive. We have to consider everyones ability to drive a snowmobile, fast or slow. On the other hand it gives one a good opportunity to enjoy the visibility and the surroundings. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Iceland. The Arcanum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience with our very friendly and patient guide Thomas! It was our first time walking on ice thus we were very slow...even putting on the crampons took longer than expected. Several groups have already overtaken us but Thomas never really rushed us and took the tour at our own pace. I even dropped my camera along the way and... More 

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Thank Shaun Janley L
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy to learn that you had a nice time. The Glacier walk is a great experience and our guides are very accommodating, if the group want's to go slow the guide acts accordingly. Good that your camera was found. Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. We hope you had a nice stay in Iceland... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took an ATV tour on March 5th, 2017 with Jon, who told us to call him Jon Snow ; ) (Or John, not sure of the spelling) It was absolutely incredible. The tour started with an explanation of how to operate the vehicle. Then we were off and running. We made a stop on the Black... More 

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Thank MrsTinetti
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you liked the ATV tour. I'm sure Jon Snow kept you in good spirits with the story telling. The ATV tour is a great way to see the contrasts in South Iceland, the black volcanic sand, the mountains and valleys. Vik is a beautiful little place well worth visiting and spending some time. Thank you for taking... More 

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