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Local Guide Est. 1991 ⛏Ice Caves ⛏Glacier Hikes ⛏Ice Climbing ☎️ +354-894-1317 ✉️ [email protected] 📍Vatnajokull National Park 📸 #localguidephoto http://www.localguide.is/
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@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
It finally stopped raining in the east! it's such lovely weather to go hiking in around the house. the ground is still a little squishy, but hopefully in a few days it firms up and we can hike higher (and hopefully it doesn't rain again!)
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📷 photo of local hq by our friend @eugeniadipasquale
6 137 5 hours ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Some of the results are in from the italian glaciological expedition we helped out on last year. the team were exploring the moulins of breiðamerkurjökull and were studying whether the water that drills down through the glacier is increasing the rate at which the ice is melting. unfortunately, running water in any season is the leading cause of glacial melt is due to the relatively hot water thinning the ice cap and this is what their study confirmed.⁣

we'll be sharing a few photos from their expedition over the coming weeks, and stay tuned to our highlights for the whole spread!⁣

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📷 by @lorenzorossato.⁣
email info@localguide.is if you have a project, expedition or idea you'd like our assistance with, we're always interested in something new!⁣
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#vatnajökull #skaftafell #southiceland #iceland #climate #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #ecosystem #environment #naturalwonder #naturalwondersoftheworld #naturalwonders #incrediblenature #glaciology #speleology #science #expedition #globalwarming #sustainability #savetheplanet #arctic #placesoftheworld #travelshot #amazingtravel #travelstribe #wildernessvibes #passionpassports #idratherbeinnature #wildernessearth #theoutdoorpassion⁣
1 235 Yesterday

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
@66north are giving away a free trip to iceland for two people (including flights and accommodation!) in celebration of the release of their short film "a glacier retreats". you'll get to hike with us on vatnajökull and see first hand the glacial melt and challenges faced by the region. ⁣

wanting to raise awareness of the cause in an appropriate way, yet bound by the constraints of iceland's geographical location, poses a moral question that they'll address by donating 10x the amount of the carbon footprint to iceland's wetland fund. the project aims to decreasing the wetlands that cause the largest part of emissions in iceland.⁣

all details are explained on @66north on the same image as above (and we've shared the post in our story). you just need to comment and follow 66 before 6pm gmt on 21st april!⁣

gangi þér vel!⁣
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📷 photo by @66north .⁣
check out our story for a direct link to the post you can comment on.⁣
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#66north #vatnajökull #skaftafell #glacier #glacierhike #icelandadventure #icelandroadtrip⁣ #icelandair #mystopover
8 778 2 days ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
The sunny days are almost around the corner! we can't wait to be hiking long into the afternoon on falljökull.⁣ a bit of rain in the meantime just means the ice is more blue 😉
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📷 photo by our friend @benjaminhardman.
📽 check out our igtv for a look into our half and full day hiking tours.
15 331 2 days ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Why walk about on two legs when you could abseil? just let gravity do all that work for you (for a moment, anyway) on the techniques trip. ⁣

we'll teach you the tricks you need to know and you'll be zipping down the bottom like guðný and helen, ready to snap photos like these.⁣
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📷 photo by local guide owner @helenish.⁣
📽 check out our igtv videos to get a taste for our summer tours!⁣
3 243 4 days ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Check out that chopping stance! pretty soon we're going to start exploring the glaciers further west in skaftafell. are you joining us for a tour this summer?⁣
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📷 photo by our friend @kevin_barta.
visit localguide.is for more information on our tours.
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#66north #vatnajökull #skaftafell #southiceland #iceland #icecave #icecaves #icelandexplored #unlimitediceland #iloveiceland #bestoficeland #icelandroadtrip #placesoftheworld #travelshot #amazingtravel #travelstribe #wildernessvibes #passionpassports #idratherbeinnature #wildernessearth #theoutdoorpassion #adventurejunkies #hiking_daily #hikinglovers #mountainguide #climbingmountains #mountaineer
2 238 5 days ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Walking on the glacier is a journey through time. the volcanic ash we see is from eruptions hundreds of years ago until just recently. would you be brave enough to visit iceland during an eruption, or is seeing the ash in a living glacier museum enough for you?⁣
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📷 photo by our friend @norrisniman.
visit localguide.is for more information on ice climbing on our techniques tour.
11 417 6 days ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
If you're thinking this terrain looks impossible to get through, think again. here aron, snorri and olí are putting in a few safety points to clip into along the way up to the ice fall. strap on your crampons and harnesses and you'll be on your way up in no time. 😉
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📷 photo of @aronfranklin, @snorrisv and @olafuricetagram by our friend @kevin_barta.
12 544 1 weeks ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Pretty soon we won't have a sunset to cast such beautiful light on the glacier. what's your favourite thing about summer in iceland?⁣
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📷 photo by our friend @norrisniman.
visit localguide.is for more information on our summer hiking and climbing tours.
8 574 1 weeks ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Any idea what these little balls of moss are? they're so cool that the new york times even wrote an article about them. these glacier mice "jöklamýs" are just one of the living things we find on the ice. would you take a photo with this little guy?⁣
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📷 photo by our friend @benjaminhardman⁣. visit localguide.is for more information on tours this summer - suitable for all ages and abilities.
8 347 2 weeks ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
Exploring ahead! have you ever wondered why it's like to walk through the bottom of a crevasse? óli can take you.⁣
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📷 photo of @olafuricetagram by @rawmeyn on a private tour.
visit localguide.is or send us an email about private tours, projects, expeditions or and special needs your group may have.
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#66north #vatnajökull #skaftafell #southiceland #iceland #icecave #icecaves #icelandexplored #unlimitediceland #iloveiceland #bestoficeland #icelandroadtrip #placesoftheworld #travelshot #amazingtravel #travelstribe #wildernessvibes #passionpassports #idratherbeinnature #wildernessearth #theoutdoorpassion #adventurejunkies #hiking_daily #hikinglovers #mountainguide #climbingmountains #mountaineer
3 404 2 weeks ago

@localguide

Local Guide Est. 1991
There's no better way to feel tiny than to climb your way up the top of a giant ice wall. can you imagine doing this yourself?

join us this summer on our glacier techniques trip and give this a shot yourself.⁣
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📷 photo by our client @katharina_berning.
📽 check out our techniques video on igtv to get a preview!
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2 419 2 weeks ago