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Industry Professionals with years of experience

Professionalism and good service is what Bergmenn Mountain Guides is all about. We provide our guests with professionally certified, internationally recognized and experienced guides (IFMGA | ACMG | AMGA) guides.  We are Iceland's only certified mountain guides.  Our years of experience in the outdoor industry and our ongoing education result in upholding standards that are well beyond most other outdoor operations in the country.

Professionalism and good service is what Bergmenn Mountain Guides are all about. We are Iceland's only certified mountain guides and therefore uphold standards that are well beyond any other operation in the country. Each one of our guides has undergone a strict training and exam process specializing them in risk assessment in the mountain environment. It is our view that this is crucial, given the fact that mountain related activities are far from being risk free. Below you will find more information on certifications and professionalism and in  the guides section of this site you will find descriptions of our guides and their certifications. Is your mountain guide certified?

UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV-The International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations: The only worldwide federation of mountain guides,  setting strict standards that over 20 member countries must adhere to in their training and exam process. To become a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide each candidate must spend between 5-10 years in training in all 4 disciplines of Mountain Guiding. They are rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and ski mountaineering. The IFMGA standard is the highest and most respected in the world. Jökull Bergmann the founder of Bergmenn ehf. is Iceland's first and only IFMGA certified Mountain Guide.

ACMG-Association of Canadian Mountain Guides: The ACMG was the first mountain guides association outside of Europe to become a member of the IFMGA. The ACMG is well known for leading the worldwide standard in the ski guiding industry as well as avalanche training. Jökull Bergmann is a member of the ACMG with whom he completed his IFMGA training and exam in 2008.

AMGA-American Mountain Guide Association: The AMGA maintains the highest standards of professionalism expected in guiding and climbing instruction in the US. The AMGA provides its mountain guides with connections to each other and to the larger community of guides and clients across the country and around the globe. As an organization, the collective voice of the profession is strengthened and the momentum of the craft accelerated. 

CSGA-Canadian Ski Guide Association & Institution: The CSGA was established in 1990 and consists of a training institute which exists to train professional guides for the mechanized skiing industry.  The goals and objectives of the association are to develop and to maintain the highest possible professional ski guiding service standard for its membership and the ski industry. 

CAA-Canadian Avalanche Association:  Bergmenn ehf. is an Associate member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, the world's leading experts in all matters avalanche related. No other association upholds standards as high or maintains as comprehensive a training program for its members.

AIMG-Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides: The AIMG was founded in 2014 in an attempt to introduce and enforce standards in the guiding industry in Iceland as there were previously no industry regulations in place. The Association is currently working on getting established as the standard setting organization in the country and is actively pursuing partnerships with current IFMGA member countries to strengthen its mission.

WMA-Wilderness Medical Associates: It is a crucial part of every mountain guides training process to undergo extensive training in first aid and medical procedures. Every mountain guide has at least a 70 hour certification in wilderness first aid and many are wilderness EMT's. To stay current and up to date every guide must re certify every few years.