Project Description

Ice Climbing Norway

Location: Rjukan, Norway
Price: £750 per person
Ratio: 1:2
Length: 1 week

Course Summary

This is a week long trip to the ice climbing capital of Europe. The ice routes here are justifiably famous and offer superb climbing with walk ins that are often only 5-10 minutes from the car!

We fly out on a Sunday evening and spend the week climbing roadside ice. We have 1 rest day where people can choose to rest, go skiing or take in the sights. There is a great local ski resort that is often quiet and has great powder!

Rjukan offers water ice climbing from grade 2 (Scottish grade 3) upwards and we spend the week climbing a wealth of grades to suit your ability and aspirations. It is not uncommon to climb as many routes in a day as you would climb in a week in Scotland!

Who is the course suitable for?

The Ice Climbing in Norway course is suitable for anyone that has done some winter climbing or mountaineering and wants to tackle some steep ice and/or push their grade. This is a great place to get mileage to boost confidence and skills.

What about accommodation?

We stay in a full board hotel where we are provided with 3 full meals a day and twin rooms. This normally works out at about £350 per person.

What is included in the course cost?

The course fee includes the instruction only. When you book you will receive a set of course notes and a comprehensive kit list. In addition to accommodation we share a hire car which works out at about £100 each.


“Hi Rob, Just wanted to say thanks again for allowing an absolute beginner aka hillwalker onto the course, it was an incredible experience; Saboteurfossen was the highlight for me, I really enjoyed the multi-pitch routes! I prepared for the trip as something of a one off but… I’ve been bitten by the bug and ice climbing is definitely on my winter agenda now!! I had originally thought of selling the BD Vipers but it looks like I’m now the proud owner of 5 ice axes, haha.
Pleasure meeting everybody, thanks again.
Cheers, Tom – 2019″