Norway Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing in Rjukan

Norway Ice Climbing Overview

Norway’s Rjukan valley is one of Europe’s premier ice climbing destinations. The valley is home to hundreds of fantastic cascades, which offer brilliant single and multi-pitch ice climbing. Most of the routes are easily accessible, and the valley is renowned for reliable conditions. Climbing here is always a fantastic experience, which is further enhanced by the remarkable history of the area (during the Nazi occupation of Norway, the hydroelectric plant at Vermork was used by the Nazis in a secret project to develop an atomic bomb). If you’d like to book a trip please get in touch for more details.

Essential details

  • Bespoke guided trips available from mid-January to mid-March
  • Some previous rock climbing and/or mountaineering experience required
  • Prices include guiding and instruction only
  • All technical climbing equipment provided

When can I go ice climbing in Norway

We offer ice climbing guiding and instruction in Rjukan from mid-January through to mid-March. The prices indicated below are for these services only, and do not include flights or accommodation. Each trip that we run is bespoke, so please get in touch if you would like a quote for a complete package or would simply like some advice about places to stay.

Do I need any previous experience?

Although you don’t need to have done any ice climbing before, some previous rock climbing and/or mountaineering experience is essential.

How many can participate?

Norway ice climbing works well on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis (instructor to participant) and can be booked from three days to one week in duration.

How much will it cost?

*Our pricing structure is based on a 1:1 ratio, with an additional fee of £20 per day for all extra participants: £180 for one day decreasing to £140 per day for five days. For more details, please see our pricing structure.

How to book?

Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide all of the technical climbing equipment, including a helmet and harness if required. If you have any of your own equipment that you would like to use, we will encourage you to use it as long as it’s suitable. It’s always good to use your own equipment as it will be familiar to you, and will help you to feel more comfortable.


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