Private Ice Climbing on Vatnajökull Glacier


Private Ice Climbing Clinic on Vatnajökull with Expert Coaching

Join Ice Guardians for a full day of learning, coaching, and ice climbing on one of Vatnajökull’s outlet glaciers. Spend up to eight hours exploring this frozen wonderland, including hikes to and from the glacier as well as multiple face and/or moulin climbs.

Throughout the day, you will receive expert instruction from one of our local guides. Your ice climbing clinic on Vatnajökull starts with a relatively low-grade climb. As the day progresses, so does the steepness of your climbs! You can eventually reach vertical or more!

If you enjoy heights and looking down bottomless pits, then you will love descending into glacier moulins, one of the scariest glacial features, before climbing back out.

This is a PRIVATE trip to allow for maximum progression and contact time with your guide and coach.

A maximum of two persons are allowed on this trip at this price. If you have a larger group or have any questions about private ice climbing on Vatnajökull, please contact us. You will communicate directly with a guide who can provide you with all the information you need.

If you want to explore this awe-inspiring place as part of a group tour, find out more about our Full-Day Vatnajökull Glacier Hike.

Looking for even more adrenaline-pumping thrills on your Iceland adventure? Check out our private canyoning in Iceland!

Price Includes

  • Goods & services tax
  • AIMG Hard Ice Guide & Wilderness First Responder.
  • Guide experienced in hard ice coaching and instruction.
  • Safety equipment (crampons, ice axes, climbing harness, helmet)
  • Guide carries rope, climbing & rescue gear, medical kit, emergency communication device.
  • Quality ice climbing/mountain boots(please let us know your shoe size ASAP)
  • Specialised Mountaineering/Ice Climbing Boots(B2-B3 style)
  • 1-2 days before your trip, we'll get in touch to give you a weather & expected conditions report.

Price Excludes

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Food & drinks
  • Pick/drop-off transport to the meeting point

Iceland Ice Climbing Tour Difficulty

  • This experience is beginner friendly, but good physical fitness is important to maximise the experience and progression of skills throughout the long day.

Please note

  • Minimum age of passengers is: 15

What to Bring When Ice Climbing on Vatnajökull

  • Wool/Synthetic Clothing (waterproof jacket/pants, breathable base layers, midweight layers and heavyweight insulation layer)
  • Backpack(25-35L is a good size)
  • Lunch, snacks and 500mL water
Meeting Point at Black & Pink Building, your guide will be in yellow uniform near the entrance.


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