Snow shoe hiking – easy to challenging
Happy hiking in the powdery snow - without sinking
While the hiking boot sinks in the white crystal powder, the snow shoe carries you uphill to stunning views. In winter all hiking routes with various levels of difficulty are possible with snow shoes. Conveniently, previous training is not necessary, only surefootedness and self-awareness.
The most remote hiking routes are accessible even in winter, without complicated equipment. The risk of avalanche must be considered and based on the actual conditions along the routes we will advise on the best course of action to ensure your safety. It’s a calm adventure for nature enthusiasts.
A calming experience in nature during the arctic winter.
History of the snow shoe
Its origin dates back far into human history. Already 10.000 years ago the hunting people in snowy countries of the world used different techniques to enlarge the size of the foot to avoid sinking into the deep snow, making it easier to walk. This was important while hunting or escaping. The constructions where made of fur, skin or wood, depending on which material was available in the area to prepare the ancient snow shoes.
Snow shoes were used in Mongolia, North America, the Arctic and Alps. The most common historic model is for sure the one with a wooden frame which was introduced by the Indians of North America.
Snow shoes and hiking sticks can be rented in The Red House – customized for each hiking boot size.
The Red House expedition service advise you on how best to carry out your tour wishes, arranging an experience that ranges from comfortable to challenging.
Snowshoeing to the polar stream
Just one of the many smaller or higher peaks in the region around Tasiilaq. You can go on tour with snow shoes in all directions starting in front of The Red House. You will be rewarded with fantastic views of the mountains, fjords and icebergs.