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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!

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What to Wear on a Glacier Walk in Iceland

Glacier walks. Back in 1994 when our founders (figuratively) 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...

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...

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...

5 Reasons Why You Need to Backpack from Núpsstaðarskógar to Skaftafell in Iceland.

How do you choose a hiking trail in Iceland? What is the best hiking trail in iceland? We get asked these kinds of questions a lot, so what we decided to do was to write about some of our biggest favourites....

Backpacking in Lónsöræfi Nature Reserve: Remote Hiking at it’s Best

What do you want out of a hiking trip in Iceland? Allow us to have a guess: you would you like to see very few people; hike in, around and through some remarkable landscape and by the end have an amazing...

The Volcanic Trails 2/3, One of our favourite Iceland Hiking Tours

The Other Highlands Welcome to the Volcanic Trails blog post series!   So, you have checked the first post we put out, and you want to know how the second part goes? Look no further…Once you have taken the...

The Fimmvörðuháls Pass - A Magnificent Hike for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Iceland is a hiker’s paradise. The huge sky, epic canyons, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and steaming ground give you something to look, marvel at, in fact, at in any direction. So how do you...

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