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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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IMG Polar Training Course

Reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, or even just enduring polar conditions for a sustained period of time is the ultimate test of physical and psychological endurance. It is also a test of knowledge,...

The Volcanic Trails, Part1/3

This is the first in a three-part series, detailing the stages of the Volcanic Trails.  The Other Highlands When it comes to hiking and trekking trails through the Icelandic highlands, the Laugavegur, the...

Hike to the Centre of the Earth

What’s that over there? It’s 100km/ 62miles from Reykjavik,  but in the evening light you can see it quite clearly. If you aren’t familiar with the sight, you can’t help but wonder, what is it? If you see...

Matteo's 100 Challenge: The 4 Month Update

It’s hard to believe, but Matteo’s 100 Challenge is 4 months old! Time has really flown. In that time, Matteo has made remarkable progresss during a year in which , honestly, has barely seen anything like...

What To Do in Skaftafell in Winter

Skaftafell, part of Vatnajökull National Park, is a protected wilderness area centred around the Vatnajökull ice cap, Europe’s largest glacier outside the Arctic, covering 10% of Iceland's land mass. With...

Ski Touring in Iceland's Troll Peninsula

When it comes to alpine ski touring, the alps can move over: there’s a new kid on the block.  The troll peninsula, Tröllaskagi in Icelandic, is a remarkable mountain/fjord vally range between Skagafjörður...

Iceland & Greenland: The Arctic Epic

In this post, we want to show you exactly what you can expect from a journey that you could (so we will) call the Arctic Epic. Curious? Good. So let’s get started. Imagine flying into Iceland to take on...

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