Ice climbing course in Iceland

During this ice climbing course, Jökull, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you to a frozen waterfall or glacier in Iceland to teach you the basics.




Trip Duration

2 days

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    One of the many great things about Iceland is that we can find ice climbing terrain all year round. I designed this 1.5-day ice climbing course to learn in the fantastic Icelandic setting. 

    Whether you want to attempt ice climbing for the first time or if you already have some experience, this is a great opportunity.

    My main focus during the course will be to coach you on general technique, anchor building and movement skills. The goal is for you to become independent at putting top roping anchors on ice. Besides, you will of course learn the basics of technique and safety.

    The course runs during one evening and one day. During the evening I will prepare you for the next day regarding equipment, techniques and safety procedures. The equipment is in fact very important in ice climbing. Thus we will take the time to cover this topic in detail.

    Then the following day is on the field! We will either go to frozen waterfalls or to a glacier. During this day we will learn how to move on the ice and anchor building. Furthermore, we will continue learning about safety on ice.

    Ice climbing has some risks, it’s therefore very important to take it seriously and learn the technique and safety procedures properly. This course is a great chance to do so!

    Interested in learning the basics of ice climbing? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request for this course in Iceland. Being safe is extremely important, which is why I also recommend this avalanche training course.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    500 EUR

    Group of 2
    250 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     The use of emergency equipment and communications is included.

    Other details

    More info

    Minimum group size: 2 people


    Equipment for basic ice: wind and waterproof shell jacket, wind and waterproof pants, base layer, pants, jacket, down or fiber jacket, hat or balaclava, gloves, boots, backpack (30-45L), water bottle or thermos, lunch, small first aid kit, camera, headlamp, ice axes, crampons, helmet, harness, 2 locking carabiners, prusik cord, belay tool, double length sling.


    You can rent most of the technical equipment with me, please contact me for more information.


    About the Guide


    I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
    I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
    My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
    If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!



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