HIDDEN MOUNTAIN LAKE
This is a day hike on snowshoes to the fabulous mountain lake hidden below the towering Hraundrangar peaks.
Away from the beaten track we enter the untouched nature of the north. We have a picnic and a hot drink by the frozen lake, we hike back along snow covered lava fields looking over the Öxnadalur valley.
Don't forget to check out the dress code. Icelandic weather conditions can be extreme.
Depending on snow and weather conditions this tour can be quite demanding.
You can contact us to book this trip.
|ADULT PRICE||25.500 ISK (min. 2 adults)|
|DURATION||7-8 hours (5-6 hour hike)|
|INCLUDED||rental of snowshoes and hiking poles, lunch, transport, driver and guide (English, French, Spanish, Dutch)|
|DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL||09:00, pick-up at hotels and booking offices|
|WINTER SEASON||February - April|
|DIFFICULTY LEVEL||moderate hike (8 km - 300m elevation)|
We take a minimum of 2 people on a tour.
Due to weather or road conditions, the tour might take more time, less time or could be cancelled.
This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13.
A family snowshoe hike is perfectly suited for kids with their parent(s). We have special snowhoes for kids.
We use our snowshoes when there is enough snow, or put on trail crampons if there is more ice than snow.
For everyone in good health with an average hiking condition.
Be aware that snowshoeing is heavier than normal walking. On fresh snow you can sink deeper and climbing takes more effort. Also the weather influences the difficulty level; the harder the weather, the more challenging the snowshoe hike is.
This trip take about 7-8 hours (5-6 hour hike).
WHAT TO BRING
Dress warm enough, we are on an arctic island in winter time. Weather conditions can change suddenly!
For your own comfort and safety don't show up 'underdressed'.
Waterproof and/or windproof jacket (also waterproof pants are recommended as you often sink in snow)
Hiking boots or solid shoes
Fleece or wool sweater, or both
Thermal underwear makes winter very comfortable
Winter outdoor pants. (Jeans is a bad idea. It's not warm, gets wet very easy and takes long to dry. Unless you got extra waterproof pants to cover them of course.)
Warm hat, scarf and gloves
Sunglasses and sun protection. Let's be optimistic.
Snack and water bottle (it is just as easy to get dehydrated during the winter as it is in the summer)
Small backpack can be good to put your extras in (camera, snack, water, sweater).