On Snowshoes In the Land of Trolls
Tour ID: INW05
Location : Lake Mývatn. Hike and Bike office in Reykjahlíđ.
Starting time: 09:30
Tour duration: 1-2˝ hours
Walking on snowshoes is a good way of getting closer to some of the nature's sights which in winter time may be practically inaccessible in another way due to snow. But mostly it will be an unforgettable experience discovering in this way the winter's stillness and soft light.
- Winter scenery of Lake Mývatn
- Easy hike on snowshoes
- Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles)
- Lava formations
Departures: daily from November to April
Upon request and depending on snow conditions
Price per person from: ISK 13.500
Minimum: 2 persons
Pick up from accommodatoin at Lake Mývatn: 5.000 ISK
Included: Guidance in English, snowshoes, hiking poles
Trolls in Iceland are huge like giants and are malicious night trolls, and if they are caught out in daylight they turn to stone forever.
On this tour we will walk around in Dimmuborgir park on snowshoes exploring the lava formations and looking for trolls that have turned to stone. We have found quite a few and maybe you can help us find even more of them.
On this short tour we take you to Dimmuborgir near Lake Mývatn, a special place any time of the year, but even more mysterious in winter. Snow covers the land and the twisted lava rocks stand over the landscape in all kinds of unusual shapes. Exploring it on snowshoes is a perfect way to explore the lava maze. As we walk we must keep an eye out for the numerous trolls lurking in the rocky formations of "The Dark Castles".
The tour starts from Lake Mývatn.
Hotel/guesthouse pick up from the area is available.
Note: Good hiking boots, winter clothing, cap/hat and gloves required.