Iceland Winter Hiking Expedition | Northern Lights | Snowshoe Adventure
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Iceland Winter Hiking Expedition

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Highlights

  • Explore the remote Icelandic highlands with your newly acquired skills of snowshoeing and drawing a pulk (a sleigh to transport your kit). All training provided
  • Soak in geo-thermal hot springs which flow right next to your mountain hut. The ideal spot to witness the spectacular northern lights
  • Snowshoe along mighty crater rims which frame frozen lakes and experience the panoramic views across vast snow-covered plains
  • Trek past steaming vents and naturally formed artistic snow structures as you climb towards the impressive Hrafntinnusker mountain
  • Enjoy your final night in comfort Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. Reflect on your incredible winter journey across such a unique and pristine frozen wilderness
  • Receive a free Water-To-Go bottle on departure to help eliminate our plastic footprint in Iceland
  • Adventurous Ewe is a Certified Inspired by Iceland Specialist‘.

Overview

Explore the dramatic landscapes of Iceland on snowshoes during its most vivid season. In the winter months, this small island nation is transformed into a majestic world of lava fields & volcanoes blanketed in snow, waterfalls flowing amid shimmering ice, and night skies painted with the immense colours of the northern lights.

On this unique winter journey, experience the extreme contrasts of Iceland’s fire and ice. Snowshoe across snow-covered fields shrouded in geothermal steam, weather sub-zero temperatures from the warmth of outdoor thermal baths, and take in views of a glacier-capped volcanos.

This wintery exploration amidst some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes is a must do for anyone with a great sense of adventure. No previous snowshoeing or pulka experience is necessary.Join us for this unique Iceland expedition. Designed together by Chief Ewe Jim and our local crew and is exclusive to Adventurous Ewe.

On departure of this expedition you’ll receive a free Water-To-Go Bottle to help eliminate our plastic footprint in Iceland. By joining Adventurous Ewe not only will you have an incredible and insightful expedition, you can take pride in knowing your journey will help continue our support of the leading climate change charity, Cool Earth.

Private bubble groups

If you have a group of over 7 people whether it’s family & friends or a private bubble group, please get in touch as we’d be happy to host our Iceland Trek for you between February – March (dependent on accommodation availability). Simply email: info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

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Day 1

Flight from UK to Keflavík, Reykjavik Iceland

Flight direct from UK to Reykjavik for the start of your epic adventure. Flights are not included in your winter expedition giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport or extend your stay in Iceland if you wish. We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Iceland. You’re welcome to book your flights through our flight agent if you wish (ATOL protected). Return flights from the UK (LHR, STN or LTN) to Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF). Flights operated by British Airways, Easy Jet, SAS or IcelandAir and cost between £150pp – £280 return. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik with dinner followed by briefing.

Included:

  • Transfer from Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF) airport to your hotel (twin share accommodation)
  • Dinner
  • Briefing, equipment checks and expedition preparations
Day 2

4×4 transfer and snowshoe from Hekla volcano to Landmannahellir (13kms)

In true expedition style, you have an early start this morning. Departing the civilisation of your hotel in Reykjavik, it’s time for a spectacular 4×4 journey deep into Iceland’s highlands. After 3 hours of winding roads through remote lava fields and snowcapped hills via Sellfoss and Hella you’ll arrive just north of Helka volcano for the start of your snowshoeing hike. Crossing vast lava plains of undulating terrain your 13km wintery trail is the perfect day of introduction to snowshoeing with finishing at Landmannahellir mountain hut for an evening meal and a good night’s rest.

Included:

  • Local guides and support crew
  • Snowshoe and hiking poles hire
  • Overnight in a self catering mountain hut
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3

Snowshoe from Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar (approx. 15 km)

Wake up in the picturesque, snow-covered volcanic landscape and enjoy a big healthy mountain hut breakfast. It’s then time to pack your kit in your pulka in readiness for the next leg of your journey. Your route today covers 15kms with a wide variety of winter landscapes of rolling hills, vast plains, amazing lakes and lava fields. Arriving at the very comfortable mountain cabin of Landmannalaugar where you have the chance to take a dip in the thermal running river and spend the evening looking out for the northern lights.

Included:

  • Local guides and support crew
  • Snowshoe, hiking poles and pulka hire
  • Overnight in a self catering mountain hut
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4

Snowshoe from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker (approx. 20 km & 500m ascent)

Today sees your longest and toughest day.  From Landmannalaugar (575m) your trail traverses the ancient lava field of Laugahraun, formed in 1477.  It’s an area of much geothermal activity with steaming vents and bubbling hot springs. The route then climbs towards the Hrafntinnusker mountain. From this vantage point the views are spectacular with rugged snow covered mountains dominating the skyline. The surrounding area is patterned with ravines formed from rivers easily cut through the soft rock, some of which may be frozen adding to the incredible atmosphere. There’s a good amount of climbing today with a height gain of 500m however it’s a day you’ll remember with the impressive landscapes to witness and thermal pools to soak those weary limbs in.

Included:

  • Local guides and support crew
  • Snowshoe, hiking poles and pulka hire
  • Overnight in a self catering mountain hut
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5

Snowshoe from Hrafntinnusker to Sigalda (approx. 10 km)

Say goodbye to your mountain hut as you strap on your snowshoes for the final time, heading north through the lava fields of Dómadalur towards lake Eskihlíðarvatn. Hiking along crater ridges framing frozen lakes and across vast lava plains. The horizon is extensive as the impressive Icelandic frozen landscape stretches for miles all around you. Arriving back at the road at Sigalda, you’ll climb back onboard your 4×4 for your return transfer to Reykjavík. You’ll arrive back at the capital in the late afternoon, ready for a celebratory Icelandic beer or two and enjoy a delicious celebratory meal down town.

Included:

  • Local guides and support crew
  • Snowshoe and hiking poles hire
  • 4×4 super jeep transfer  
  • Overnight in a hotel (twin share basis)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6

Reykjavik to UK

Depending on your flight time we can arrange an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. 

There will be one transfer operating from the hotel to Keflavik Airport for your return flight back to the UK. You’ll return home with a huge sense of achievement having just completed an incredible winter expedition.

Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Return airport transfer
Why go

Supporting local tourism, communities and understanding of Iceland’s diverse environment

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods across the planet, we’re keen to promote adventures in countries that are actively working towards sustainable tourism and conservation projects. Given the numerous environmental, cultural and conservation projects in place in Iceland, we’re  particularly keen and passionate to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore the pristine landscapes of this incredible country in a safe and fun manner.

This expedition has been designed to deliver an amazing experience out of peak season and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across Iceland in winter. It trip also gives you the chance to step out of your comfort zone, learn new skills and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities during winter time.

Carbon footprint

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of the Iceland Winter Hiking Expedition, and plant or protect enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What’s the number?
It works out on average at 94kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, leaders, crew and office operations.

The only thing not included is travel to Iceland. Given that our beloved guests travel from all parts of the UK for this adventure we have no way of reliably knowing their travel plans therefore we’re unable to include an individual number in the figure on display here.

What does the number mean?
To give you a snapshot of the numbers:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you).
  • A return economy class flight London – New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air over a period of 5 – 10 years.

 

What are we doing about it?
Our adventures are relatively low-carbon by design, and we’re working to develop long term carbon reduction plan. Following much research into climate change organisations, we carefully selected to support the environmental charity, Cool Earth. They’re a sustainable operation and work with rainforest communities across the globe to halt deforestation and it’s impact on climate change. We invest 1% of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects world-wild with Cool Earth.

On a local level here in the UK, we’re an ongoing business member of the Snowdonia Society, plus Jim and Sue, together with some of our local leaders, also help the Society with their local projects such as planting native trees in Snowdonia. This is to help preserve the landscape and enhance wildlife habitat here in Snowdonia.

Want to know more?
We believe that with great travel, comes even greater responsibility. Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. At Adventurous Ewe we believe that our type of small scale, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges. Here is our plan to do our part towards helping reduce factors that we can contributing to climate change as part of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.

Pre-trip info

On joining us for the Iceland Winter Hike, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Flights

Flights are not included in your Icelandic Adventure giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use any frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Iceland if you wish. We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Iceland. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent who is ATOL & ABTA protected.

There are direct return flights from the UK (LHR, STN or LTN) to Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF). Flights operated by British Airways, Easy Jet, SAS or IcelandAir and cost upwards of £150pp return via economy class. 

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport for this trek which must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. 

Visa

Currently there is no visa requirements for British passport holders travelling to Iceland.

For the most up to date info relating to entry requirements for Iceland, please visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

Vaccinations & allergies

Vaccinations
Currently there are no vaccinations required for Iceland however we recommend that your tetanus jabs are up to date.

Please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 6 – 8 weeks in advance of travel for the most up to date info and check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

With regards to the recent COVID-19 pandemic we are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation accordingly. You will receive our new operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and rest assured hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided for travel. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

 
Safety and well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Iceland Winter Hike is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something incredible. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

 
Leaders & crew

You’ll be accompanied by experienced Winter Leader/s for the expedition together with a support crew. Your Local Leader is a key part to this trip. They are expertly trained and experienced in every field of this winter expedition, bilingual (English and Icelandic) and qualified in first aid and/or Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, well-being and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude. The Leaders have radio and phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for the Icelandic expedition is 7 people and the maximum group size is 13 people.

You are most welcome to join this trip as a group of friends, family or colleagues or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 7 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your group, your charity or your company.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke expedition, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Level of difficulty

The Iceland Winter Hike is graded as ‘Tough’. This is due to there being 4 consecutive long days of hiking in snowshoes along undulating frozen and uneven terrain.

To complete the Iceland Winter Expedition comfortably, it is preferable that you have previous experience of long treks in varied and irregular terrain carrying a 45 litre day-pack. You do not need previous snowshoeing or pulka pulling experience as training will be provided, however it is beneficial that you are a confident walker with a good level of fitness to manage the sections of ascent and long duration of the trek, combined with carrying your day-pack every day

Training

A bespoke trek training programme will be provided when join the team for this expedition to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the whole experience.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your winter hiking expedition. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and well-being, packing, snowshoeing skills (on different terrain/at altitude/using trekking poles), teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead.

We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready.

For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this Winter Expedition. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic experience and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in insulated, waterproof winter boots with higher ankle support, thick soles and rubber or leather uppers are ideal. Examples are Salomon Toundra Pro boots or The North Face Chillkat snow boots.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this expedition.

As part of your expedition, you will be supplied with snowshoes and trekking poles based on your size and a pulka (sleigh). You will have the opportunity to learn and practice using these items. No previous snowshoeing experience is required. You will also be provided with a group shelter and snow shovel which will be carried between two people.

Exclusive kit discount codes

To help you get the very best from your Icelandic Winter Expedition we will provide you with exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount codes to use in Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and your winter adventure.

Weather

The Icelandic Highlands are a remote inland area at an average of 600 metres above sea level, so it is colder here than in other parts of Iceland during winter. Average temperatures in this region between February and April are lows of -10°C / 14°F and highs of -3°C / 27°F. You’ll need to prepare for a cold expedition, however the mountain hut and adjacent thermal pools will give you plenty of warm and comfortable moments of relaxation before and after each time you venture out to explore the region.

Accommodation

Reykjavik Hotel

On the first and final night of your expedition, you’ll be staying in a centrally located hotel in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. All rooms have ensuites and are on a twin share basis.

Mountain huts

During the hiking days you’ll stay in classic Icelandic mountain huts in mixed, dormitory-style accommodation. The huts are comfortable and have basic amenities, such as furnaces for heating and gas stoves for cooking, and the surrounding scenery is nothing short of jaw-dropping. There is a thermal pool a few moment’s walk from the Landmanallaugur hut and you’ll often be able to view the northern lights from the hut at this time of year.

Upgrades

For solo travellers an optional single room can be arranged for an additional charge in Reykjavik subject to availability. Please note, private rooms are not available in the mountain huts. To book a private room, please mark this on your booking or contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

 
Food & drinks

All meals are provided as outlined in your itinerary:
Breakfast x 5
Lunch x 4
Dinner x 5

During the trek, meals will prepared by the local crew following strict health and hygiene guidelines. 

Breakfast: fruit, yoghurt, porridge, muesli, bread, crispbread, jam, swiss miss & tea/coffee.

Packed lunch: you’ll make your own packed lunch of sandwiches from various ingredients, including Icelandic flatbread, pâté, salami, cheese, peanut butter, smoked salmon, etc.

Dinner: soups, pasta, couscous, stews, sausages and freeze-dried meals

Dietary requirements and food allergies – if you have any specific requirements, please let us know prior to departure so we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

Snacks – we recommend you bring your own high calorie snacks, both sweet and savoury. 

Drinking water – is provided. Please bring your own water bottles / camelbaks to refill. Your Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle is ideal for this expedition.

 
Water-to-Go bottle

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in this Icelandic Winter Expedition. As part of our commitment to helping the planet, members of the flock who join us for this trek will receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in the countries we visit.

For more info please click here or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk to find out more.

Payment info

Deposit: £245 per person is required on booking.
Remaining balance: £1545 per person is due for payment no later than 5 weeks prior to the trip start date.

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Free date changes
You can change your departure to a later date or you can request a new date that works for you or organise your own private bubble trip.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer full

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier) and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Fundraising
You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

 
Stay connected

All your expedition info will be sent to you through our free mobile travel app or web-page. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this .

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
#ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Conservation partner-sheep

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change!

We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Feb 22, 2022
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What's Included?

Pre-expedition:

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Training guide
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Expedition info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Financial protection of your booking
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Free Water-To-Go Bottle to help reduce our plastic footprint in Iceland

During your expedition:

  • Experienced Icelandic Winter Mountain Leader for 4 days
  • UK Mountain Leader for groups over 7 people
  • Local ground crew
  • Airport transfer day 1 
  • Transfers on day 2 and day 5 by private super jeep
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Reykjavik (twin room basis) 
  • 3 nights accommodation in mountain huts (dormitory rooms)
  • Sleeping bag
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 6  
  • Hire of snowshoes, walking/ski poles, pulka, sleeping bag for duration of the expedition
  • Filling of water bottle/s and thermos (please provide your own water bottles and thermos for refilling)
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post expedition.

What's Not Included?

  • Return flights from UK to Reykjavik Iceland. These can be booked via our flight operator (ATOL protected)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Water bottle/s and/or camelbaks/platypus and thermos for filling and refilling. Please provide your own bottles as this is to minimise the use of plastic bottles
  • Personal snacks and electrolytes
  • Personal spending money
  • Any costs incurred with retiring from the expedition early ie. hotel accommodation, change of travel tickets, any medical costs, etc
  • Tips for local crew.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Impressively, Iceland has been described as a world leader in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Almost one hundred sites, with a total area of 2,000,000 ha (including glaciers and marine areas) are protected in Iceland under the Nature Conservation Act. In addition, 85% of Iceland’s primary energy needs are met with indigenous renewable resources, meaning Iceland is at the forefront of sustainable energy production.

Almost all electricity in Iceland is produced using renewable energy sources, with 73% of electricity provided by hydropower plants and 26.8% from geothermal energy, accounting for over 99% of total electricity consumption in Iceland.

This is just one of the many reasons we are so passionate with encouraging adventure tourism to Iceland given their level of care and diligence in helping the planet with such impressive renewable energy usage.

Some of the responsible travel features embedded in our Iceland Winter Hike are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible with providing a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure
  • Careful management of energy and water resources on the trip
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership
  • This expedition has a carbon footprint of 94kg of CO2 emissions per person.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

We are also proud to be a ‘Certified Inspired by Iceland Specialist’ in order to create and provide ethical itineraries and a far more indepth and meaningful service to you.

Location
Europe
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£1790.00