Norway Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing in Norway

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 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.

How to book?

We offer a range of scheduled activities that are open to the public and that can be booked online via the red ‘Book Now’ button. Anything else (including this experience) can only be booked privately and enquiries can be made via the form on this page or via the contact form at the top of the page. We require a 30% deposit to secure private bookings and full payment prior to your course or activity commencing. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please get 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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