Glacier Xtreme – Ice Climbing from Skaftafell
April 1st – September 30th
Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center) 30 min. prior to departure.
Moderate (see ratings)
The Glacier Extreme trip is in all essence an exploratory trip with an added emphasis on Ice-climbing. We keep the group size small (maximum of 5 guests per guide) in order to have the option of getting into those harder to reach, unique, places and to make sure everyone gets to do plenty of climbing. This trip can be as extreme as you would like and we tailor it to our guest’s requests. No previous ice-climbing experience is required.
Group Maximum: 5 people
Up to 7 hours duration
Minimum age 15
We depart on our busses from Skaftafell along with our other groups. As soon as we get to our driving destination we split off and make our way to the Falljökull glacier. Gearing up at the front of the glacier along with an equipment and safety talk is quick with a smaller group. Along the way to our ice-climbing locations, you will see all the best of what the glacier has to offer. We pick our climbing spots based on the group’s ability and requests and typically climb at the base of the icefall, the background is simply stunning. Your guide will then set up top-ropes for climbing and everyone´s forearms should be well pumped at the end of the day.
For novice and experts alike, if you want to hone your skills, learn new or improve techniques or simply see what this ice-climbing business is all about.