This hike along a winding sheep trail leads to a remote mountain lake surrounded by steep ridges and some of the most dramatic lava peaks of Iceland. These untouched landscapes are far away from the beaten track and crowded magnets of the north. If you like hiking and the unspoiled nature, you will love this tour with it's unique landscapes and scenery.

PRACTICAL 

ADULT PRICE 15.000 ISK
DURATION 3-4 hours
INCLUDED rental of snowshoes and hiking poles, driver and guide    (English, French, Spanish, Dutch)
DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL 13:00, pick-up at hotels and booking offices
WINTER SEASON December-April
DIFFICULTY LEVEL moderate


PLEASE NOTE

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.


DIFFICULTY LEVEL

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 3-4 hours.


WHAT TO BRING

CHECKLIST:

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).

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Highlights

Amazing hiking trail off the beaten track

Unforgettable views

Hidden mountain lake in the shadow of dramatic lava peaks

Picnic by a secret mountain lake

Difficulty level

The hike is approximately 8 km (5 miles) with an elevation of 300 m (1000 ft).

What to bring

Hiking shoes, warm clothes, rain jacket and pants, hat and gloves, sunglasses and sun protection, lunch and water bottle, camera, small backpack.

Time

Departure time: 9:00

Duration: 5-6 hours

Departure: Daily on request

Free pick-up: Akureyri hotels, guesthouses and airport

Available: April 15th -November 15th

Price

Price: 19.500 ISK

Minimum on tour: 2

Included: Fully guided hike, pick-up and drop-off, transportation, hiking poles

Note

Participants should be fit and up for a fairly challenging hike. We usually go off the beaten track and sometimes come across loose stones or patches of snow. If the weather conditions are too harsh, the operator reserves the right to cancel a tour. For safety reasons our guide can refuse customers who are not dressed well enough.

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