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Arcanum Glacier Tours

Ytri-Solheimar I, Vik, Iceland
+354 487 1500
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Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
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US$238.03*
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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
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US$266.50*
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Quad Bike Tour from Vik
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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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Ytri-Solheimar I, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the snowmobile and the south coast tour. The snowmobile part was excellent! The guides were fantastic, fun and they showed us a lot of cool stuff despite the almost 0 visibility. Would highly recommend!!! I booked the whole tour through another company, Sterna,...More

Thank IanLuo
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry about the weather. It's one of the unpredictable thing. We are happy you had a good time in spite of it. Our guides are our pride, they know their business and cope very well in every situation. Thank you for posting the review, it's...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2.5 hour drive from Reykjavik about 15 minutes before the town of Vik. Check in to building 30 minutes prior to scheduled time and sign waiver. Guides are Icelandic locals (many tour guides are not) and very good guides with excellent knowledge. The snow mobiling...More

Thank CabKings
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review and the kind words. We are happy to hear that you decided to try the snowmobiles and liked it. We hope you had a nice stay in Iceland and welcome back. Arcanum team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a Snowmobile tour on the glacier and we loved it. While we were there, a snow storm came over the glacier. Visibility was bad and it was a bit nerve wracking but our guide was great. I'd definitely go again.More

Thank ImTheDad
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed the snowmobile tour. The weather can change suddenly on top of a glacier and our guides are prepared for this and make sure the guests are secure. We hope your stay...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quad tour of the black beach was amazing. They provide all the gear you might need including a ski mask, helmet, warm jump suit, boots and even wool gloves if you need them. We went with our 2 kids, ages 11 and 13, on...More

Thank beach_mom_leesburg
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you had a good time, we are sure the kids loved it. Quad biking is a fun activity and the black sand beach colors are amazing. We hope you had a nice time in Iceland. Thank you very much for posting the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scary and awesome all at the same time. Will never forget how much fun it was heading up the mountain on the mobile hitting a white out then being rescued when one of our mobiles overheated. I'm sure there was great scenery we were missing...More

Thank Raewyn E
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you enjoyed it and you are right, it's an adventure to be on top of a glacier on top of a volcano! Our guides are skilled and prepared to deal with different weather conditions. Safety first and taking good care of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I did the ATV trip with Arcanum and loved it. There were only four of us on this tour. Our guide was awesome. He was informative and personable. The day we went out the winds were crazy and it was sleeting, but...More

Thank jacksonsmom
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting the review, it's much appreciated. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the quad biking in spite of the weather. This is one way of experiencing the forces of nature. We hope your trip to Iceland was enjoyable and welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a couple doing a combo tour of Snowmobiling and Glacier Hike. Both were really fun - we got the most amazing weather. Our snowmobile guide Jon was very informative and friendly. Out glacier guide was new but still was doing a really good...More

Thank AJICE
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. We are happy that you enjoyed both the tours and the guidance. We hope your stay in Iceland was pleasant. Welcome back. The Arcanum Team

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were lucky enough to have no one else with our party of 4 on our two hour black sand ATV tour, and Larus was an amazing guide! Very beautiful and exciting ride. Saw places we would not have otherwise been able to see with...More

Thank Ilana Z
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear that the ATV tour was a highlight of your trip. We agree, on a quad bike you get the opportunity to see beautiful things which are not accessible by a normal car. Thank you for taking time to post the review, it's...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was our first time walking on a glacier. Sofia was very helpful and patient as we learned to navigate walking on ice. The Sofiafoss waterfall on top of the glacier is named after her as well. We loved the experience....but we highly recommend wearing...More

Thank Cynthia C
Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Great to hear you had a nice time in spite of the rain. Unfortunately we can't control the weather. Sofia is a professional, knows her stuff so you were in good hands. We hope you had a nice stay in Iceland. The Arcanum Team

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were very much looking forward to our ATV excursion but had a bad experience and would NOT recommend this business to other tourists. First, the online booking system is unclear. We wanted separate atvs. They charge by person. So $250/person -...More

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Benedikt_Bragason, Owner at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear madam. I understand the contents of your review has already been discussed between the Arcanum staff and yourselves, on site, so there is really nothing to add here. We hope the rest of your stay in Iceland was pleasant and wish you a happy...More

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helenjwilliams20
hi I have a family of seven all drivers can you accomodate all of us and what will be the cost if we meet you at your base (we have a van to travel around in)
4 September 2016|
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Response from TripRabbit | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be slow responding. We are travelers, not Arcanum, but I can assure you they can take a group this big. Advance notice is a very good idea.
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Ravina M
A group of 10 is visiting Iceland in December, A few question, Do you pick up in Reykjavik? Do you have group discount?
27 July 2016|
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Response from Scamper56 | Reviewed this property |
I am not vendor. I'm consumer & we ended up using SUPERJEEP tours which was outstanding. Other company was not responsive to me
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