Exciting 8 Hour Snowshoe Tour of Lake Myvatn from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
8 hours
All year
Minimum age
9 years old


Step off the beaten track and explore the stunning Myvatn Nature Reserve and Lake Myvatn by snowshoe. Snow-loving travelers looking for winter adventure will enjoy this snowshoe trek through the Myvatn outback in north Iceland.

Available in February and March, this active winter tour is eight hours of adventure and excitement and is perfect for travelers looking for an excursion to see hard to reach sites. Your knowledgeable local guide will pick you up in Akureyri at 9 a.m. and depart for Myvatn. On the way, you will make a stop for pictures at the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall, one of the popular stops on the Diamond Circle. 

From the steaming volcano of Krafla lava field to the frozen wetlands of Lake Myvatn itself, there is no shortage of stunning views on this excursion. Part of what is known as the Diamond Circle, Lake Myvatn is the fourth-largest body of water and is renowned for the amazing variety of flora and fauna and the unique geological formations. 

Upon arrival at the Myvatn Nature Reserve, it is time to bundle up and strap on your snowshoes, which will allow you to traverse the deep snow without sinking in. No prior snowshoe experience is necessary, but do note that it can be a strenuous activity and will require a decent level of mobility. Snowshoes have long been a preferred form of travel for snowy conditions, and once you’ve figured out the technique you’ll understand why! 

Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a stop for a refreshment while surrounded by the stunning nature. Weather conditions and snowfall dictate where exactly you will go on the tour, but you can expect a wide variety of unique, one of a kind views. Once the snowshoe journey is complete, it is possible to stop for a soak in the Lake Myvatn nature baths on the way back to Akureyri. This is the perfect way to warm up after a long day in the snow!

Due to the nature of the excursion, proper attire is required and for safety reasons your guide can refuse customers who aren’t properly outfitted. Your snowshoes and hiking poles will be provided by the operator, but please bring waterproof and windproof pants and jacket, waterproof hiking boots, a fleece or wool sweater, thermal underwear, and a hat, gloves, and scarf. Winter conditions in Iceland are unpredictable and can be harsh, so being prepared is a must! Snacks, a water bottle, sunglasses, a camera, and a small backpack to carry your belongings are also highly recommended. 

Don’t miss this exciting snowshoe tour, providing a completely unique experience for adventurous travelers looking for an active way to explore snowy Lake Myvatn and the Diamond Circle in north Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Hiking shoes
Hats and gloves

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