The ultimate full-day adventure tour of ice climbing and glacier skills.
Suitable for solo travellers or small groups looking for a more personalised tour that takes you off the beaten track..

60.000 ISK

| 460 $

436 € |


This private ice climbing tour is perfect for those looking for a full day out on the glacier, leaving no ice crystal unturned. Our most adventurous tour is suitable for those looking for both a challenge and a unique experience in Iceland. A good level of fitness and enthusiasm is recommended but no prior experience is necessary.

The Techniques tour goes beyond standard top-roping ice climbing and teaches you new hard ice skills. We can incorporate hiking, ice climbing, via ferrata, rope work and safety techniques for glacier travel. With just you and our highly skilled glacier guide, we can tailor the tour completely to your expectations.

For this tour we require a minimum of 2 people. The price per person is 60.000 ISK and we make sure to take you on amazing adventure on the glacier. As this is a private tour, we will always make sure to adjust the tour to your needs and expectations.

This is the most in-depth and flexible tour we offer.

If you need more information before booking the tour get in touch at

be prepared for your adventure

What to bring: Outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather as well as a hat, gloves (sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended if sunny) as well as food and water for the day carried in a small backpack.

Included: Ice climbing boots.

Cancellation policy as for our private tours. Read more.


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The Techniques tour is a private departure that can be customised depending on the goals and abilities of the small group. Because it’s a private departure we can begin the tour when it suits you.

Whether the group or individual is interested in beginners or advanced ice climbing we can dedicate as much time to climbing as you like and select locations based on what you feel comfortable with – or feel comfortable pushing yourself to try. The guide is able to find the best terrain and activities for everyone in your group and provide personalised assistance and opportunities for everyone.

The tour doesn’t just have to include basic up and down ice climbing. We can teach you different glacier travel and general climbing techniques that allow you to move safely through complex terrain and access unique areas of the glacier. 

We ask you to please arrive promptly 15 minutes before the start time of your tour. In winter please consider the weather conditions and arrive 20-25 minutes before the departure. We have a seating area, hot drinks and snacks available to purchase at our booking house.

Questions still unanswered? If you cannot find the answer to your question above please email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you.

It is important to dress appropriately for the weather so that you will be as comfortable as possible on your trip. Please wear warm layers, waterproof jacket and outdoor trousers or leggings avoiding jeans where possible. We also strongly suggest that you have a hat, scarf and gloves as it can get windy and you will also protect your hands from the ice which can be both cold and sharp.

All of our tours include transfers to and from our base, a qualified local guide, crampons, helmet and ice axe and all safety equipment.

You can rent hiking boots for 1000 isk from our booking office. We are unable to rent clothing so please come well prepared for the tour with warm and waterproof clothing, hat, scarf and gloves.

Interested in a short glacier hike?
Find out more about the shorter Glacier Encounter tour we run April - September in the summer season. We spend 1 - 1.5 hours hiking on this introduction to glacier hiking. This tour is perfect for families and people trying to pack as much into their schedule as possible.
Looking for summit hikes in Iceland?
We offer a unique experience of summit hikes between April and July each year. If you are used to similar adventures and you excited about the option of reaching all the way up to the highest peak in Iceland - see what we have to offer.
Would you prefer a glacier hike with a group?
Check our Glacier Discovery tour we have available between April-September every year. During this activity, we spend 2,5h - 3h on the ice. The price is 16.900ISK per person.
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