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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!

The Great Mystery: what’s the difference between hiking, trekking & backpacking?

Hiking, trekking and backpacking – they may all sound like the same thing. One could say it’s simply a case of semantics, and they’re all different words for a walk in The Great Outdoors. But there’s more to...

Why Winter is the Best Time to See the Northern Lights in Iceland

The Northern Lights are a sight to behold and viewing them is a once in a lifetime expereince for most people. These impressionist strokes across the canvas of the winter sky take the breath away from any...

Adventurer of the Week - Nancy's Remote Trek in the East

Nancy and her husband Chad traded in their corporate careers to pursue their creative interests. As avid nature lovers and appreciators of remote landscapes, they joined us for a trek in some of the most...

Adventurer of the Week: Father and Son Exploring the Wilderness

John and William, through and through passionate hikers, spend their summer holidays in Iceland, trekking the Laugavegur from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, a  National Geographic recommended hike. A true...

Adventurer of the Week: Eddie returns to Iceland!

Eddie and his wife spent their honeymoon in Iceland and had an amazing time together. For Eddie, it was his second time in Iceland but it was the first time for his wife. She really wanted to visit a...

Adventurer of the Week: Henry treks the Laugavegur at age 82!

A real adventurer! For the 82 year old Henry, this was the 6th time he visited Iceland, but it was the first time he hiked  the famous Laugavegur. He really enjoyed the time in the wilderness of...

Adventurer of the Week: Aaron gets his Icelandic Winter Journey!

Aaron from Texas wanted to see the Northern Lights and he got a real short break adventure package! He was amazed by how blue the ice on the glacier was when he visited Iceland in Winter. What motivated...