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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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Top 5 Reasons to Hike in the Midnight Light

For a period of about 2 months, between May 15th and July 15th roughly, the sun in Iceland doesn’t set, and it never really gets dark. Sure, it gets a bit darker, and there is no direct sunlight. What you...

A National Park for Iceland's Central Highlands!

This week we want to discuss an issue that is very dear to us. We want to guarantee the preservation of the Icelandic Highlands for generations to come, and we wanted to take some time to you a little bit...

What to Expect when Hiking in iceland

This week, we are putting out some basic pointers about how to love hiking in Iceland. We also want to make sure that you not only get the most out of it but also stay safe in the (sometimes harsh and...

Adventurer of the Week: Savleen Goes over the Top!

Savleen is running some seriously strong red coat game in iceland, and the colours really pop. When asked to describe her tour in two words, her exact words were “beyond incredible!”. That means we did a...

Guided vs. Self-Guided Tours: What's the Difference?

What is the difference between guided and self guided tours? What’s included, and what isn’t? These are the big questions.  We’re here to settle those questions, so you can choose the kind of journey that’s...

Volcanic Trails 3: The Backroad to Landmannalaugar

This is the last in a three-post series where we have been documenting the stages of the Volcanic Trails. The Volcanic Trails are  a lesser-known set of trails in the Highlands of Iceland that make a very...

What to Wear on a Glacier Walk in Iceland

Glacier walks. Back in 1994 when our founders (figuratively) thought "I know what we’ll do, we’ll put go and walk on those giant glaciers”. Everyone told them that they were mad: Fast forward to 2017, and...

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