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Waterfall ice climbing in Iceland, day trip from Reykjavik

Trek in Northern Iceland

Climb the stunning Icelandic waterfalls around Reykjavik with the ACMG-certified guide Asgard on an ice climbing day trip.


+1 Day

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec


All levels


* Climb the spectacular frozen waterfalls around the capital of Reykjavik.

* Enjoy the sunning and surreal scenery of Iceland.

* Be lead by a fully-qualifid guide with plenty of experience.


Resting at the edge of the Arctic Circle, and being a refuge for smouldering geysers, volcanoes and bubbling pools, Iceland is home to stunning scenery to climb.

When the flowing cascades freeze over in the depths of winter, they become a perfect playground for ice climbing.

One of the best locations for ice climbing in Iceland is the area around Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland. It’s rests in the southwest off the shore of Faxa Bay. It also claims the title of being the world’s most northern capital.

With easy access to the frozen waterfalls, and just a short drive from the city centre, Reykjavik is the perfect place to be based.

After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, we’ll leave the urban landscape for the wilder regions around 1 hour away.

We’ll reach areas that provide the most suitable climbing opportunities for everyone, regardless of your own level of ability and experience.

There are over 50 quality routes for us to choose from, which vary from low angle climbs, multipitches at moderate grades, short and technical climbs punctuated by boulders.

So we can work out the best climbing spots specifically tailored to your own level. And after we’ve enjoyed a quality day of ice climbing we’ll head back to Reykjavik.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the wonderland of Iceland on a 1-day ice climbing trip around the capital of Reykjavik.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Quickdraws

- Belay and rappel devices

- Ice axe

- Mountaineering boots

- Crampons

- Helmet

- Harness

- Rope


What happens to my booking if the weather or conditions are bad?

In case it is not possible to operate the tour due to weather or conditions, we try the following:

Move the tour to a different date if that works for you, and change to a different activity if you agree.

If none of the above is possible and we have to cancel the tour due to weather or poor conditions, we will provide a full refund.

What is the best season for water ice climbing in Iceland?

The main season is from late November to late March. Iceland has a maritime climate and temperatures fluctuate throughout the season making this activity highly subject to weather and conditions. In case we have poor conditions for ice climbing we can always substitute the waterfall ice climbing with ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier. If you´re interested.

Do you offer a pickup service?

In general, we only meet our guests on location or carpool from a central location in Reykjvaík. However, if you do not have your own car and can not meet us on location, please get in touch.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

We are an Icelandic Mountain Guiding Agency, based in Reykjavik. We strive to provide our guests with memorable experiences in a professional and safe environment. During day trips from Reykjavik or multi-day trips around the incredible landscapes of Iceland, we work to help our clients develop their skills and establish a profound connection with nature.

Asgard-Beyond was created by a group of old friends who had worked together in the tourism industry for many years. All 5 of us (Ragnar, Robert, Jon, Gardar and Asdis) are fully certified AIMG guides, while 2 are certified rock climbing guides by ACMG and take care of rock climbing programmes. Even if we all have different background and ambitions, we share the same vision when it comes to providing our clients with a safe and memorable experience.

Contact us for rock climbing, ice climbing, ski touring, hiking and heliski tours in Iceland.





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