Waterfall ice climbing

About the tour

Waterfall ice climbing is one of the most fun things to do in the winter months. Join us on a day of ice climbing close to your location.

Depending on the place we will climb the drive takes from 30-60 minutes. At the parking spot your guide will give you the equipment for the climb, harness, helmet, crampons, and ice climbing boots. When we get to the base of the waterfall our guide will show you how to ice climb and go over some things, before we start. This is usually multi pitch climbs so 2 or more pitches. It depends on the conditions where we will climb so we have to let you know a day before the tour starts. You don’t have to be a professional ice climber to join this tour.

This activity is a full day or 10-12hours so be ready for a long day in the frozen wonderlands of Iceland.

If you are not staying in Reykjavík we can find an ice climbing spot close to you.




Duration: 6-8 hours

Total trip length: 12 hours

Level of difficulty: 4/5

Age Min: 13 years

Pax: min 1pax – max 2pax

Time of year: contact us for more info.

Pick up: Reykjav√≠k, 8:00 ‚Äď 8:30


We provide:

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Ropes
  • Carabiners
  • Harness
  • Local Glacier guide

You Bring:

  • Warm cloths:
    • Rain gear pants and jacket
    • Down or primaloft jacket
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • 20-30L¬† backpack
  • Food and water for the day
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles (not required)

You can rent some of this gear from us if you don’t have it.

About the weather in Iceland
Weather in Iceland can change fast so if the weather is not good for this day we may have to cancel this trip or we can move the climb to the next day if that is better.

Contact us if you have any questions: info@northiceexpeditions.is