This is our private snowshoe tour into the magical winter landscapes surrounding Akureyri. Snowshoeing is fun and easy to learn. Just make sure you're dressed for the cold and up for an adventure. This tour is from Monday to Friday in the morning, or during the weekend. Just call or write us to check availability.
|INCLUDED||rental of snowshoes and hiking poles, driver and guide (English, French, Spanish, Dutch)|
|DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL||09:00, pick up at your hotel in Akureyri|
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 3 hours.
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 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).