Our Iceland Adventure Guide Program offers you an epic 12 weeks in one of the most impressively diverse landscapes in the world. 

Dramatic cliffsides and rainbow-coloured mountains set the scene for your itinerary, featuring Instagram-worthy and utterly unforgettable volcanoes and geothermal geysers as well as glaciers, sparse river valleys and windswept coastal shores. The format of the course is straightforward, but you will be moving to a different home-base every week, ensuring that you will constantly have new landscapes to explore and be inspired by. You will walk away with outdoor instructor certifications in hiking, rock-climbing, and international wilderness first aid, ensuring your place as either a future leader in nature or as someone capable of travelling to any adventure location in the world!

This program is suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a career to become a global guide, or simply to challenge their own understanding of what it means to take on the wild. Gain skills you'll use your whole life as a hiker, climber and lover of exploring untouched regions. Bring on the adventures!


  • Twelve week adventure tourism training and qualification program based in Iceland
  • Trekking Leader + Rock Climbing Supervisor Qualification
  • International Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Modules on guiding and leadership skills, critical incident management & technical skills
  • Accommodation and food allowance during training
  • All technical equipment, in-program related transport & travel
  • Develop hiking and bush skills
  • Develop rock-climbing skills, both top-roping and leading
  • Learning, understand, and practice Wilderness medical skills, including pre-hospital emergency care
  • Peer Assessments
  • Three multi-night hiking trips through the colorful mountains, past active volcanoes, and under roaring waterfalls
  • Informal lectures and discussions on history, culture, society and environment
  • Very personalized small group experience, maximum of 12 participants
  • Experienced Pure Exploration program leader supported by local guides

While this is an Adventure Guide Program, it's not all about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. There will be cultural activities and exchange; sightseeing and touring; personal development; free time and plenty of opportunity for exploration.  

Whether you are looking for a glimpse into the adventure tourism industry, or just an awesome educational opportunity to live in some of the most amazing places on earth, the Pure Exploration Adventure Guide Program is an epic, constructive, and rewarding way to spend 12 weeks!