2 day Group Ice climbing Weekend Course, Iceland

Practice ice climbing on the Sólheimajökull glacier with one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team during this group ice climbing weekend course in Iceland.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Ice climbing is a unique sport that you can practice in many beautiful snowy locations around the world. We are offering this beginner level ice climbing weekend to teach the fundamentals of ice climbing during a 2-day group course. If ice climbing has always interested you but you lack the skills, then this trip is for you.

    Unlike our other beginner’s ice climbing course, this ice climbing weekend includes two full days of climbing out on the Sólheimajökull glacier, plus a night in a hotel. It is an all-in, immersive experience that will boost your skills and increase your confidence. Plus, Iceland is the perfect place to practice ice climbing. You will be amazed by the beauty and variety of the glacier landscape.

    This ice climbing weekend group course teaches many beginning and intermediate level ice climbing techniques combined with practical application. On the first day, we will focus on rope and climbing skills. You will have lots of time to practice on different ice walls on the beautiful Sólheimajökull glacier. One of the certified guides in our team will be there every step of the way to guide you and correct your technique. That evening, we will sleep in a local hotel, far from city lights. If we’re lucky, we might be able to see the Northern Lights from our hotel. The next day, you will continue to practice your skills and enjoy climbing on the glacier. At the end of the long but fulfilling day, we will drive back to Reykjavik.

    For this trip, we include all personal and group climbing equipment plus evening accommodation near the glacier. So you just have to come and enjoy the ice climbing weekend. The trip is suitable for those who have a serious interest in ice climbing and those who just want to have a fun weekend of climbing.

    Interested? Want more information? Contact us to learn more! It would be our pleasure to be your guide. 

    If you are looking for outdoors trips in Iceland, then you should check out some other programs we lead, including this Vatnajökull guided hiking tour.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    95000 ISK

    Group of 4
    95000 ISK

    Group of 5
    95000 ISK

    Group of 6
    95000 ISK

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Half-board meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group equipment
    • Personal equipment
     Breakfast is included. I provide access to an affordable restaurant for the evening meal Saturday and the possibility to buy a lunch packet on Saturday and Sunday.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Saturday

      I or another guide from my team will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik around 8:00 am. From there, we’ll head to my office for a boot and crampon fitting. Then we’ll drive for about 2 hours to the Sólheimajökull glacier. On the first day, we’ll mostly work on climbing skills and rope work. At the end of the day, we’ll head to our hotel in the countryside.

    • Day 2Sunday

      We’ll have breakfast at the hotel (included in the price) and then head back out to the Sólheimajökull glacier for another beautiful day of glacier climbing. We’ll spend the day both working on our rope skills and perfecting our climbing technique. At the end of the day, we’ll go back to Reykjavik and will arrive around 7:00 pm.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    I'll pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavik.

    Accommodation

    One night in a countryside hotel- you might have the chance to see the Northern Lights!

    More info

    Minimum 3 participants needed. One climbing guide will be provided for every 6 participants. No prior ice climbing experience is required for this trip. I might not be available to be your guide for this course. If that is the case, another member of my team would be happy to guide you.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

    You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.

     
     
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