Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Jón Yngvi Gylfason is one of the more experienced summit and glacier guides in Iceland as well as guiding day tours all through the winter. In the summer Jón Yngvi guides longer trekking tours in addition to the glacier and summit tours. He has led cross country ski expeditions like the Sprengisandur traverse and the Greenland icecap crossing as well as guiding shorter cross country tours. Jón Yngvi holds an advanced drivers licence and drove big 4×4 buses in the highlands for a couple of years. He has a Wilderness first responder certificate and is a member of a local SAR team in Reykjavík.

Our guide was superb. He had the personality, patience and calmness required to give clients reassurance that they are in good hands. His focus on safety was superb and his deep knowledge of the history and terrain of Iceland made the experience so much more interesting.

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