This is a private snowshoe tour in the area of the magical lake Mývatn, leaving from Akureyri. We can combine it with a swim in the Nature Baths, a lunch break in a local restaurant, anything you can think of- we can try to make it happen for you!
This is a day tour leaving from Akureyri, tailor made fit to your size and demands.
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.
We use our snowshoes when there is enough snow, or put on 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 8-10 hours.
WHAT TO BRING
Dress warm enough, we are on an arctic island in winter time.
Weather conditions can change suddenly!
For safety reasons our guide can refuse customers who are 'underdressed'.
Waterproof and/or windproof jacket (also waterproof pants are recommanded 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).