Courses

Mountain Skills

Take your mountain and climbing skills to the next level by learning from highly experienced mountaineers.

Tour code: IMG111

Multi-day Mountaineering Training In The Stunning Skaftafell National Park

We have combined three shorter courses to create an extensive course where participants go through the fundamentals of mountaineering. Your highly experienced and professional mountaineering instructors will cover general rope work, making of rock and snow anchors, crevasse rescue and ice climbing, safety issues regarding avalanches and beacon search, glacier and mountain travels, crampon technique, self-arrest with an ice-axe and a lot more during the training. Along with learning how to use mountaineering equipment, you will experience camping overnight on a glacier. If the conditions are right, we might build a snow house or other types of snow shelters.

Knowledge about avalanches is a very important and necessary part of this training. With appropriate choice of routes, it’s possible to minimize the risk of triggering or getting caught in an avalanche. Participants must bring along and know how to use the necessary gear needed for finding avalanche victims and getting them to the surface. The course offers an introduction to this gear and how it is used. Upon completion of the course, you will walk away with an all-around base in mountaineering. This will ensure that you are more fit for traveling safely on glaciers and mountains on your own.

No prior courses or experience is required, but participants have to be in fairly good physical and mental shape. They need to have appropriate outdoors clothes and gear that suites winter travels. Registered participants will receive a detailed equipment list.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Demanding

    Demanding

    Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience is required. 6-8 hours walk per day. Often involves carrying your own gear.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Apr and May

  • DURATION

    6 days

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    3 - 6 participants

  • Language

    English

  • 18

    Minimum age

    18 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Hostel and camping

Customer Reviews

“Your country and people are unique. I feel a great affinity here. A mind blowing experience our mountain course.”
Douglas English, USA

Course Details

Experienced Teachers

Rope skills

Winter Camping

Glacier Travel

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Hostel sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories (5 nights)
  • Minibus transport Reykajvík - Skaftafell - Reykjavík
  • Breakfast (5), Lunch (6), Dinner (5)
  • All common glacier and safety equipment

Not Included

  • Personal mountain- and glacier equipment

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour