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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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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...

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...

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