Glacier Xtreme - Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing - GG04

An exploratory trip with an added emphasis on Ice-climbing

This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants an exhilarating adrenaline filled adventure surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Climbing up a beautiful glacier is truly a unique experience and the perfect way to add some spice to your Icelandic adventure.

Duration: ~4 hours

Pick-up: 08:00 from Skaftafell

Group maximum: 5 per guide

Available: Apr-Sep

Age limit: 14 years

Difficulty: Moderate

Tour Highlights:
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Glacier hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Guided tour/small group

Meeting point: Skaftafell booking center (64.015969, -16.966652)

Included: Guided glacier hike, certified glacier guide, specialized glacier gear and ice climbing boots.

Bring with you: Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants.

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24 990 per adult
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Tour Description

Ice climbing tour in Iceland

Climbing the wall of ice!

To ensure that everyone is safe and that we have the opportunity to reach the less accessible rock formations, we limit the group sizes to a maximum of 5 guests per guide on this tour. But this allows us to be far more flexible than on some of our other offerings: we will tailor make this tour according to our guest’s requests and can make it as extreme as you want it to be! You will always be with one of our expert guides meaning that no previous ice climbing experience is necessary.

The Glacier Xtreme tour is designed to be exploratory: with a specific emphasis on ice-climbing. It is the adventure of a lifetime: you will explore the icy crevasses and the stunning naturally forming ice sculptures of the glacier. While all the time feeling the incredible adrenaline rush of climbing up sheer ice shelves and ancient volcanic rocks. There are few places in the world that offer such perfect climbing conditions and stunning natural beauty. So don’t delay, book you extreme climbing experience today.

climbing on glacier ice

Ice climbing madness!

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 plenty of climbing in. This trip can be as extreme as you would like and we tailor it to our guests requests. No previous Ice-climbing experience is required.

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As soon as we get to our destination we gear up at the front of the glacier and listen to a short equipment and safety talk. 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 ice-fall, 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.

Your reward once you have climbed to the summit is no less majestic: offering an awe-inspiring skyline dotted with impressive mountains and volcanos. If the glacial conditions merit it, then we will guide you through the magnificent ancient icefall, as it tumbles over the side of the mountain and cascades in super-slow motion to the ocean below. The glacier is an experience in itself, but when combined with ice climbing it transforms into a magical and profound adventure which will remain with you forever.

Please note: Departure is from our Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof). Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.