This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants an exhilarating adrenaline filled adventure surrounded by stunning natural beauty. We will be climbing up Falljökull glacier (the falling glacier), which leads to a majestic frozen icefall: it truly is a unique experience and the perfect way to add some spice to your Icelandic adventure.
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- Glacier hiking
- Ice Climbing
- Guided tour/small group
Meeting point: Skaftafell booking center (64.015969, -16.966652), 30 minutes before tour starts.
Included: Guided glacier hike, certified glacier guide, specialized glacier gear
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
For further information:
Glacier Xtreme - Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing
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 Falljökull 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 on Falljökull glacier today.
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.
We depart on our buses 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 groups 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. Falljökull 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.
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