Jeff Labrecque
June 21, 2011 AT 02:47 PM EDT

Man vs Wild is heading to Iceland in its upcoming season premiere, and host Bear Grylls plans to introduce the North American Gyllenhaal to the breathtaking but unforgiving landcape. Discovery has announced the Jake Gyllenhaal will guest on the July 11 premiere, spending two days in the wild with Grylls. “For me, it’s all about discovery,” Gyllenhaal said in the network’s press release.”

“The wild is always very revealing — not only physically but mentally,” added Grylls. “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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