Covid-19 Information

We have started operating as Iceland opened up to tourism again, on the 19th of August new regulations will take place due to the increase in Covid cases here in Iceland, everyone that enters Iceland must do a 6 day quarantine, more details can be found here: Instructions for quarantine for visitors in Iceland

These regulations are set in placer until 8th of October at the moment with possibility of expanding further. 

 

Measures we are taking due to the Corona Virus 

 

As the Coronavirus or COVID-19 spreads across the globe, we at Local Guide are aware that measures need to be taken to slow its distribution.

In addition to the general guidelines presented by the authorities, we have listed a few extra points that are specific to our tours.

As of now all of our tours can still take places as scheduled. We are also offering private tours for individuals and groups. 

What we are doing

It appears that the virus can survive on inanimate surfaces for a limited time, from several hours up to a few days. Therefore, we are taking measures to reduce the risk of transmission.

·      No handshakes. Sorry! Limiting physical contact is an easy and effective way to reduce risk.

·      Lowering our maximum group size to 8-9 people to limit chances of distribution and to keep more space between clients in cars and on our tour.

·      We kindly ask clients to walk slowly into the car and spread out to limit contact

·      Sanitize your hands when entering the vehicle

·      Ensuring distance of 1 meters between people on the tour as possible, when not possible a mask is mandatory, on our public tours we need to wear a mask inside the car and when fitting the glacier gear needed for the tour.  You can bring your own reusable mask on our tours or we can provide you with a single use mask free of charge

·      Helmets and glacier gear are cleaned after every use. We clean our gear according to the manufacturer’s technical notes.

·      Glacier crampons are cleaned with soap after each use. 

·      Vehicle contact surfaces are disinfected between tours

·      Free cancellation until 24 hours of the tour departure time and no down payments on requestsWe know that further travel restrictions may occur and therefore bookings may be canceled or rescheduled at any time. We can also take care of all payments on the day of the tour.

 

What you can do

·      We recommend you to wear a Buff or Beanie under the helmet – we clean them as best we can, but an extra layer is great 

·      Wear Gloves. This will reduce exposure to surfaces that can’t be cleaned properly or are being touched frequently

·      Wash your hands before the tour

·      Follow common guidelines (WHOCDCUK NHS).

Note that situations can change quickly and we will adapt our procedure if needed.