Iceland gets Man Vs. Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls

The series premier of the Discovery Channel UK survival television programme Man Vs. Wild started with a special episode focusing on the harsh wilderness of Iceland. The show’s host, Bear Grylls was joined by American actor Jake Gyllenhaal as a one-off co-host to take on the challenges of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Katla and Fimmvorduhals mountain range.

The trip, spanning two days, saw the pair crossing ice-cold rivers, climbing across the magma formations that lie on top of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and scaling slippery ice-sheets.

During the show, Gyllenhaal took part in whatever the experienced explorer Grylls undertook, this included eating worms and crawling on a rope across a deep ravine. “For me, it’s all about discovery,” said Gyllenhaal.

The Jarhead star ended his journey in Iceland saying, “It was just so exciting, I can’t describe what it feels like to be out there.”

To explore the marvels of Iceland for yourself, various tour providers offer exciting adventure tours all year round. Whether it being ATV trips across black sand beaches, glacial hiking or volcano tours, Iceland has it all.

If adventure tours aren’t your thing, there are also wide range of city breaks to enjoy in the comforts of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. The world famous Blue Lagoon spa, only a forty-minute coach journey away from Reykjavik, is a great way to relax after a long day hiking or a fun day shopping.

To get to Iceland, Iceland’s leading airline Icelandair offers reasonably priced flights from UK gateways London Heathrow, Glasgow and Manchester. The airline also offers in-flight entertainment and generous legroom on all of its flights.

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