Glacier Adventure is a small family run company. Our company revolves around Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. All of our tours are operated on and in the glacier.
The company has its own Base Camp, only 12km east of the Glacier Lagoon. The meeting point is Hali. At Hali we have a hotel, guesthouse, restaurant and even a museum.
The company goal is to share our love and knowledge of the region with our clients and to safely introduce them to some of Iceland´s most stunning sights.
We have summer and winter tours. During summer we take our clients on a glacier walk on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull outlet glaciers. We also offer ice climbing in small and intimate group.
Over the winter period, from November to middle of March we go in side of the glacier. We have two ice caves that we take our clients to. We have a shorter and longer ice cave tour. As the glacier is ever changing we have to find new ones every year.
Our office staff, guides, and drivers are all personable, professional and fun to be around.
Experienced guides – Our guides are informative, friendly and professionals, they have the training to get you there safe, introduce you to the unique nature we have to offer, share their knowledge of the area with you and get you back to Hali safe and sound and of course extremely happy.
All of our glacier guides have finished the AIMG - Glacier Guide course 1
Glacier Adventure is a member in VAKINN the official quality and environmental system for Icelandic Tourism, that means we operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way.
How do we accomplish our environmental commitments?
• In our tours, we focus on sustainability and protection of the environment.
• Conserving natural resources, Icelandic nature is sensitive and therefore we travel in our area with respect.
• Our goal is to minimize the environmental impact when we travel and leave no trace behind.
• We reuse and recycle everything we are able to.
• Most of our staff lives in next town Höfn and every day we have to drive about 60 km to work. We use our electric car WV GTA Passat when traveling from home to work so there is less pollution.
• Our future goal is to use as environmentally friendly cars as possible.
• We are members in Kolviður since November 2017, the objective of the Kolviður is to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by increasing the carbon sequestration of forest ecosystem, binding the soil and reducing soil erosion, increasing public awareness and the awareness of companies in regard to greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting education on related issues.
• In our business decisions, we incorporate environmental factors.
And the most important:
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Our staff car. We call it Foxy. It´s Volkswagen Passat GTE 2016
UE-605 Ford E350 model 2002 We bought this one in February 2015
DJ-729 Ford E350 model 1997 We bought this one in September 2015
VJ-605 Ford E350 model 2000 We bought this one in November 2016 The red one
NV-226 Ford E350 model 2001 We bought this one in December 2015
KN-440 Toyota Landcruiser We bought this one in February 2015
Sunset and our fleet
WE ARE AUTHORIZED TOUR OPERATOR
Glacier Adventure has a licence provided by Icelandic tourist board to function as a tour operator.
WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE ICELANDIC TRAVEL INDUSTY ASSOCIATION
The Icelandic Travel Industry Association – SAF endeavors to advance quality, safety and professionalism among its membership. It aims to inform its membership about consumer laws and insurance regulations in all the markets from which the travelers originate. The Association is cooperating with the government and Tourist Board to get official classification of hotels, guesthouses and buses according to service features and quality.