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.
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.
Although you don’t need to have done any ice climbing before, some previous rock climbing and/or mountaineering experience is essential.
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.
Our pricing structure is based on a sliding scale with a reduced daily fee for every additional day booked. If you would like to reserve a contingency day around your preferred date/s in order to pick the best weather and conditions for your course or activity we may be able to arrange this for an additional fee. For more details, please see our pricing structure.
*Please note that these are guiding fees only.
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.
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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Variable ice through the Rjukan valley today. Soft and mushy down at Vermork bridge, so we bailed out and went back upto Krokan which was in much better shape. Keith lead his 3rd ice route of the trip and experimented with some simulated leading on slightly steeper stuff.