Snowshoe Hike in Eyjafjordur

The city of Akureyri sits in Northern Iceland at the base of the Eyjafjordur fjord, a 43-mile (70-km) fjord surrounded by mountains and known for its scenery and abundant wildlife. Several hiking trails follow along the fjord, offering picturesque snowshoeing opportunities in wintertime.

Snowshoeing along Eyjafjordur allows you the opportunity to explore more of this magical landscape. You'll start in Akureyri and make your way along Eyjafjordur with the help of a local guide. After getting acquainted with your snowshoes (and crampons if the conditions are more icy than snowy), you'll set off along one of Iceland's longest fjords, reaching parts of the region only accessible by foot. Not all visitors get to experience this unique scenery, nor the powerful nature of the country's north! 

If you're lucky, you might witness a wildlife sighting or two. Northern Iceland is home to the country's whale-watching capital, and blue whales occasionally appear in the fjord. Other more common sightings include puffins, dolphins, and porpoises. 

After a chilly trek, warm up with a dip in the thermal water of nearby Mývatn Nature Baths

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