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Welcome to the official blog of Icelandic Mountain Guides, Iceland's trusted outdoor adventure company, offering a great selection of guided tours.  Here you can learn more about Iceland's beautiful nature, travel tips and all sorts of useful information to help you make the most of your time in Iceland. Cheers!

What to Wear on a Glacier Walk in Iceland

Glacier walks. Back in 1994 when our founders thought “I know what we’ll do, we’ll put go and walk on those giant glaciers”. Everyone told them that they were mad: Fast forward to 2017, and 23 years later...

Adventurer of the Week: Nicolas Sees Land

Nicolas had a movie in his sights, and nature would take the leading role. A childhood growing up on the islands of the Pacific left him with a penchant for islands, and so he chose Iceland.  What he...

A Weather Guide to Iceland in June

Bright as you sleep, bright when you wake You wake up. It’s broad daylight. Nothing out of the ordinary here. You go to bed, it’s still bright outside. Not broad daylight, as you would expect in the middle...

Adventurer of the Week: Gon on a Glacier Adventure!

Gon may have travelled the furthest (and hardest: 4 flights and all the way from Argentina) since we started running the Adventurer of the Week series. Indeed, when you have a dream, and enough is enough,...

What is the Three Peaks Challenge in Iceland & how to Prepare for it

So what is the Three Peaks Challenge in Iceland? Well, the name says a lot, but perhaps not enough: there are many peaks in Iceland, and choosing three was tricky. We considered that you may want to see...

Adventurer of the Week: Grace and the Winter Wonders

Winter is behind us now, more or less, although you never know in Iceland, and the Northern Lights disappearing into the endless day, we wanted to see it out with one last winter themed feature. Grace wanted...

11 Stunning photos from Iceland’s Best Hiking Trails

The backcountry wonders of our remarkable Iceland are jaw-droppingly beautiful. They remind us that all you have to do sometimes is to take the road less travelled, and there's nothing we love more. 11...