What time do the activities start on each day?
This will depend on the itinerary for the day. The guide will decide the exact time based on their experience, the weather and the daylight hours.
Do I need to have a driving licence to drive a snowmobile?
Yes, you will need a valid driving licence to operate a snowmobile. You will not need an international driving licence, only one valid in your own country. If you do not have a driving licence you can still go on the snowmobile tour but will not be able to drive one.
Is the snowmobiling guided?
Yes, there will be a guide leading the tour.
I’ve never ridden a snowmobile, will there be an instructor?
Yes, there will be. Before the tour, the guides will start with a briefing on the snowmobiles, going over safety as well as teaching you how they work.
What shoes should I wear for the trek?
You will need hiking boots for the trek, or at least comfortable shoes with a hard sole, as you will receive crampons for your shoes that do not work on soft soled sneakers.
Will I need crampons?
You will not need to bring your own crampons for the glacier hike, as you will receive some. However, in wintertime, sidewalks and walkways can often be icy, so bringing small crampons or snow grips can be a good idea.
What clothing is recommended on the trek?
There will be a thorough packing list on your Tineri app that we will send in advance of your trip.
What is the difficulty level of the trek?
The trek is rated as moderate, but don’t worry you don’t need to be an experienced trekker for this trip.
What is the gradient of the trek?
As this is a glacier hike and the glacier is constantly changing, the answer to this can be different at different times. The hike to the glacier tongue is on flat land, followed by a steep incline that can be between 30-50%. When it becomes very steep, a sort of staircase is made into the side of the glacier, to make it easier to get up. Once at the top, the walk is rather smooth with only slight inclines and descents.
How long does the trek take?
The estimated trekking time varies for each group as it’s dependent on the groups ability and pace. Your guide will be able to give you a more approximate estimate.
Will I need to wear a helmet?
Yes, you will need to wear a helmet when snowmobiling and glacier hiking, but don’t worry it will be provided for you, so you don’t need to bring your own.