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4-day Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway (Group)

4-day Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway (Group) | Norway

Come and spend 4 exciting days learning about the fundamentals of ice climbing on this beginner level course in Rjukan, Norway with experienced ice climbing instructor Jorn.


4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar




* Enjoy a 4-day beginner level, ice climbing course in Rjukan, Norway.

* Learn a number of important skills from top roping to how to use ice screws.

* Spend your nights in a comfortable, private house near the climbing area.


When it comes to ice climbing in Norway, there are few, if any places as well known, and as amazing as Rjukan. And on this 4-day trip, you will have plenty of time to enjoy a number of wonderful ice falls in the popular climbing area. Furthermore, this 4-day trip also acts as a beginner level ice climbing course. So, along with having a great time, you will learn a great deal about the fundamentals of ice climbing as well.

Within Rjukan, there are over 150 frigid ice falls you can enjoy and learn from. And on this trip, you will get to climb on a number of them. When it comes to which ones we choose, the decision will be based on your skill level, weather conditions and personal preferences.

The first day of the course will revolve around your arrival, introductions and transport to Rjukan. The following three days will revolve around a number of different, important and fun lessons on the ice falls. Some examples of what you will learn about include top roping, ice screws, abalakov (v-tread) and much more. And, you can be sure that whatever you learn, you will get to immediately practice on the beautiful ice falls.

In order to participate on this trip, you should be in good physical condition. You should also have prior climbing experience and know how to belay, both on top rope and lead.

The lofty ice climbing reputation of Rjukan is very well earned. And on this 4-day trip, you will get to see why. To join me on this adventure where you will get to learn just as much as you will get to enjoy, please send me a request.

I also lead a shorter, 2-day, beginner level ice climbing course in Rjukan as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all group equipment.

The price does not include gear rental, which is 60 Euros for an ice ax, crampons, harness, helmet and ropes, as well as accommodation which is 75 Euros for 3 nights.

About the guide

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Klatreinstruktor 1 hoyfjell from Norway

I started working as a full time climbing instructor in 2011, and since then I haven't looked back. I love being in the wild nature, and I believe I have the best job in the world!

During the winter months, I live in Rjukan, the most fabulous place for ice climbing. You have to see it to believe how great this place is! Book me for a course or guided climbing in this ice paradise.

I also travel a lot for climbing and guiding. Places that I return to over and over again are Kalymnos and Mallorca.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me, and I promise a rewarding and inspirational experience!


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What people are saying about Jørn



We booked through explore.com which gave great direct access to the guides in the area we wanted. We went with Jørn because he gave good clear information about cost, gear requirements, location and timings. He also gave us advice on accommodation in the area. As a guide he was very reassuring, methodical, informative but still fun and entertaining. We went for two days as a beginner course. My partner was slightly more anxious about ice climbing and he quickly helped her fears. He was also very accommodating when it came to me wanting to try and push my limits. I have other friends that have gone with Jørn for help with more advanced multi pitch trips and have enjoyed themselves immensely. So I could not recommend Jørn more for whatever level you are at; he will facilitate lots of fun, whilst being safe and learning a lot. Definitely want to return and will contact Jørn again when we do.



Great experience with the guide, Jørn. He is outstanding. Jørn guides us ice climbing in Rjukan, Norway. It was our first time. He is a true professional. He loves the outdoors and is well respected by other guides. Great overall experience.



I would highly recommend Jørn he is a very experienced and knowledgeable mountain guide.



My partner and I went on a 5-day ice climbing trip with Jørn and we loved every single day of it. We started off with different levels of experience but Jørn organised our days in a way that we were both pushed to expand our comfort zones but without taking it too far for either of us. Jorn is someone who isn’t just good at ice climbing itself but also knows how to teach. We learnt many valuable lessons and progressed a lot in those 5 days. We also greatly enjoyed Jørn's company and his passion for the outdoors. We are definitely coming back for more!



Jorn was a fantastic teacher, very patient, super encouraging and also super knowledgeable about the history of Rjukan which was an extra bonus! Highly recommend!

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