Glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, volcanos, hot springs and black sand beaches all make up Iceland’s stunning landscapes. Never mind that it’s a favorite to catch the Northern Lights too. And mountain climbing is the perfect way to go deep into its most breathtaking places. It is specially appealing for climbers with some experience who enjoy varied terrains that range from rocky to icy even in the summer. Of course, to get to the most stunning spots and climb safely, going with a guide is best. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Iceland. The mountains are calling!
Located midway between North America and Europe, and close to the Arctic, Iceland is a magical Nordic island that has apparently been inhabited since 874 AD and features plenty of unique and promising landscapes to discover. Fly in to its capital Reykjavik and get ready to explore this stunning location on a thrilling Mountain Climbing trip to its famous volcanos that combine snow capped exteriors with fiery insides. On the way, you will also get to see one of a kind geological formations, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs and more. Furthermore, in the summer, between the months of June and September, you can also enjoy the famous midnight sun on 24 hr. days that are an experience in itself. To make the best of your Icelandic mountain climbing adventure, make sure to go with a certified guide that can show you the most mesmerizing places on the island while ensuring your safety!
Because Iceland is so close to the Arctic, you can expect it to be generally cold. However, because of the volcanic activity and oceanic currents, it might not be as cold as you expect. It certainly is moody and there can be a lot of variation within the day, so be prepared for hot, cold, sun and snow or rain.
Fly in to Reykjavik from Europe or the U.S.A, or if you're up for it and have the time, you can also take a 47 hour ferry ride from Denmark.
You will find a different reason to visit in every season. For mountain climbing, the best season is summer, from June to September. Plus, you will get the chance to make the best of the 24 hr. sun!
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