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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.

Yes.  We appreciated the beauty of the places we climbed and the chance to interact with Iceland’s wild places.

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