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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!

Adventurer of the Week: Lauren Shoots on the Ice

For the aspiring photographer, Iceland is not only a playground of light but also a fantastic landscape photography stomping ground. This week, Lauren came out with us on the Blue Ice Experience on...

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...

Adventurer of the Week: Kasia Takes on Iceland's Highest Peak

When it comes to adventuring, it seems as though Kasia has done it all: she has hit all the major and less-major spots in Iceland, but there was one more target left to conquer. So, she called in the...

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...

Adventurer of the Week: Ryan Smells iceland!

 Ryan smelled the sulphur from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption from 2010 all the way from his home in Lerwick, Shetland (follow the link to see where that is!) This is our newest Adventurer of the Week! Of...

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...