Location : Iceland, Skaftafell
Start Date : 2018-11-15
The Salary : Competitive.
Glacier Guides is part of the Arctic Adventures family of tour operators, who offer a variety of activities around Iceland including rafting, diving, northern lights and whale watching.
A Typical Day in the Job
As a driver guide, your primary responsibility is the safety of our clients while leading them through some of the most incredible glacier scenery in the world. But first you have to get there! In order to reach some of the more remote areas, a modified "super jeep" is required. These large passenger carrying vehicles, capable of traveling on and off-road through rough winter terrain, are an increasingly popular tourist attraction within Iceland in their own right. Working under the direct supervision of veteran Icelandic superjeep drivers, you will be driving our clients to their destination while delivering exciting information about the natural history, geology and glaciology of the local area.
Who are we looking for?
The ability to communicate clearly in English. Any additional language skills will benefit your application.
A proactive attitude to learning and the mental fortitude required to work for extended periods in extremes of weather.
You are legally entitled to live and work in Iceland (nationals of EU/EEA countries or same rights).
A full, clean, category D or D1 driving license as well as a current and valid CPC qualification.
The desire and ability to develop advanced winter driving skills under supervision of experienced Icelandic drivers.
What we can offer you
Living and working in Iceland has it's perks. For many people, visiting the country ranks high on their bucket list and the reasons are obvious. Iceland is a beautiful country with a unique landscape that attracts over 2 million visitors each year. We feel privileged to call this island home.