Hiking Trail

50 Words for Snow

Guided Hike

A snow exploration


3 km


3 hours


100 m

Age limit

5 years


Season: Nov-April

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. No transport needed.

Elevation gain: Little to none

Gear included: Spikes and snowshoes, if needed

Skill & fitness level: Novice. All fitness levels

This tour is guided on a maximum 1:12 ratio, meaning one guide per twelve guests.


The fact that we have at least 50 words in Icelandic relating to snow speaks volumes of our relationship with our arctic environment. This is a veritable snow science tour, perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the winter landscape while learning about the anatomy of snow, when it is safe and when it is lethal. Our guide will share fascinating insights and stories about the dangers of winter travels.

Our tour begins with a scenic hike through the snowy terrain where our experienced guide will teach you about the different types of snow and how they are formed. You'll get a chance to examine the snow up close, learn about the composition of snow, including its density, temperature, and crystal structure. We will talk about the factors that contribute to avalanche risk and how to stay safe when exploring snowy terrain. You will also get a chance to make a snowball or two!

During our hike, we will squeeze into a snow shelter for a short hot chocolate break and some storytelling. There are many different types of snow shelters depending on snow conditions and knowing how to build one could ensure your survival when navigating the highlands.

Bundle up and join us for a winter hike that will both educate and inspire!

What to bring

Warm clothes and socks, sturdy boots, wind- and waterproof jacket, gloves, buff and a hat plus your water bottle.