private tours

Private and customised tours are a great alternative to our scheduled departures. The personalised experience is where we get to show off exactly what makes Local Guide unique.
See below for more information on booking.


A private tour is the perfect option for special occasions, small groups, photographers, families with younger children, and those looking to customize the length of the tour or combine activities. Our guides have a range of experience working with small children, big groups, multiple languages, people with disabilities and on film sets. We can ensure a safe, memorable and personalised experience for your group. 

A private tour allows us to adapt a few things to your group, such as adding in more hiking or climbing time, adding snack or rest breaks for those who want to take the tour a little slower, spending more time with content creators, adapting our language and instruction for different ages, and allowing us to give your group our undivided attention.

Please send us an enquiry with some information, copying and pasting the text into an email to

  • The month or date range:
  • Number of people on the tour (clients and guides): 
  • Age of participants:
  • Fitness level or desired difficulty of the tour:
  • Any considerations regarding health or injuries we should keep in mind:
  • The region you’re planning to stay the night before or after: 


Activities you’re interested in:

  • Longer glacier hiking (+1-3 hours on scheduled departures)
  • Multiple caves
  • Ice climbing
  • Photography
  • The feeling of being alone on the glacier
  • Technical glacier or mountaineering skills


  • Experienced local glacier guide
  • 4×4 transfer from our base in Jökulsárlon (winter) or Freysnes (summer)
  • Itinerary adjusted to your needs
  • Glacier gear (including spikes when slippery in winter)
  • Hiking or ice climbing boot rental
  • Supporting a small local family company
  • This tour is carbon neutralised


The private tour depending on the season will be likely offering an itinerary similar to our public tours and will also include the following:

  • Local and fully trained adventure glacier guide
  • 4×4 super-jeep transfer from our meeting point in Jökulsárlón
  • Glacier safety equipment
  • Supporting a small local family company
  • All our tours are carbon neutralized

For a private departure we kindly ask you to arrive on a scheduled time but preferably few minutes before a scheduled departure time.

Since we are able to fully design and adjust the experience to your needs and expectationswe can make decidions regarding the complexity of a tour in line with your fitness level.

Interested in a short glacier hike?
Find out more about the shorter Glacier Encounter tour we run April - September in the summer season. We spend 1 - 1.5 hours hiking on this introduction to glacier hiking. This tour is perfect for families and people trying to pack as much into their schedule as possible.
Looking for summit hikes in Iceland?
We offer a unique experience of summit hikes between April and July each year. If you are used to similar adventures and you excited about the option of reaching all the way up to the highest peak in Iceland - see what we have to offer.
Meet our team!
Local Guide is a family business with a small team of dedicated and diverse guides. Learn more about how our guides make our company so unique.


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