Small Group 5 Hour Ice Climbing Tour with Transfer from Skaftafell Nature Reserve

A certified glacier guide will show you the ropes before you embark on an ice climbing tour
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Skaftafell, 785, Iceland
4,8 hours
Jun. - Aug.
Minimum age
14 years old


Come along on this thrilling tour, where you'll climb the icy walls of a glacier in Iceland. Get an in-depth knowledge of glaciers and ice on this excursion, perfect for those who love ice climbing and those who have always wanted to try it.

On this five-hour tour, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to safely and comfortably climb the frozen glacier walls under the direct supervision of a highly trained and qualified guide. With a maximum group size of four people, you are guaranteed plenty of time to test your climbing skills.

This activity requires no prior experience, and the guides will ensure that you'll have a safe and memorable time on the ice.

You start the day in Skaftafell National Reserve, where you will check in, meet your guide, and get equipped with ice climbing equipment. When you are ready, you can take a seat in the mini-bus that will drive you to the glacier, which is only 25 minutes' driving distance away. 

Once there, your guide will teach you how to use the climbing equipment and find a climbing location suitable to your skill level. It might be a great wall of ice or a sinkhole in the glacier that you are lowered in. In any case, your guide will find a perfect spot suitable for you. 

Once at the glacier, you and the rest of the group will get plenty of time to test your ice climbing skills. During the tour, your guide will inform you about the glaciers in Iceland, their effect on the environment, how they were formed, and the curious folklore surrounding them in Icelandic culture.

They will be happy to answer all your questions about geology, culture, or just ice climbing in general.

After everyone has had a go at climbing the ice wall, you and your group will head back to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, filled with exciting memories that will last you a lifetime.

Scale an ice wall of a great glacier in Iceland on this fantastic adventure from Skaftafell. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Guiding service
Stiff ice climbing boots
Ice climbing gear
Safety equipment


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

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Warm clothing
Rain gear (can be rented)
Good shoes

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