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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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10 Typical Things About The Icelanders

Jordi runs a Spanish blog about Iceland, and he has been in Iceland for a while, going on four years! In this time, he has noticed a few things about the Icelanders, cultural habits that mark their...

Icelandic Christmas and New Year Traditions

First Things First: When is Christmas? Christmas is celebrated on December 24th, with a late afternoon/evening meal usually around 18:00. Some people go to church and eat afterwardsa, but this is...

History of the Icelandic Language

If you are looking to travel back in time, all you have to do is speak some Icelandic; modern Icelanders are speaking the same language that their ancestors spoke, a language that has barely changed since...

Icelanders Love of Land and Language

Full disclosure. I am an American who, by circumstances, lived in Iceland for 2 years and has traveled there dozens of times over the last 10 years. I have watched Iceland go from a relatively unknown...

Reykjavik by Food - City exploration

People say that Iceland is not known for its cuisine. The most famous restaurant in Reykajvik is a hot-dog stand and we have all heard about the (in)famous food Iceland has to offer, be it rotten shark,...

Coffee on the arctic circle

Coffee in Iceland is an institution and Icelanders really like their coffee. And they drink a lot of it. They really do. When it comes to coffee consumption per capita, Finland is still the unbeatable...