Jake Gyllenhaal Braves Icelandic Wilderness for Man vs. Wild

Entertainment Jun. 21, 2011 AT 6:18PM
Jake Gyllenhaal Braves Icelandic Wilderness for Man vs. Wild Credit: Discovery Channel

Jake Gyllenhaal is discovering his wild side!

The 30-year-old actor joins Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls in the Icelandic wilderness for show's upcoming season premiere on July 11.

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According to the Discovery Channel, Man vs. Wild will test will test how the Prince of Persia star measures up to unpredictable and unforgiving Mother Nature. For two days, Grylls and Gyllenhaal embark on a survival experience neither will forget to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe's most active volcanoes.

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"For me, it's all about discovery," Gyllenhaal said.

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Grylls explained: "The wild is always very revealing -- not only physically but mentally. You've got to smile when it's driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it -- and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong." 

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