women's ice climbing trip to Iceland

Explore Iceland: February 19-24, 2018


The Western Fjords of Iceland are the premier location for adventurous climbers to explore Iceland multi-pitch ice climbing. Travel with Chicks this winter to experience the beautiful ice lines in this remote landscape on our climbing trip to Iceland. This is the most advanced ice climbing clinic that we offer and it’s recommended for experienced ice climbers and/or alpine climbers. Some backcountry ice and/or multi-pitch climbing experience is helpful.

If you have some ice climbing experience, but you don’t yet have the backcountry or multi-pitch experience on your climbing resume yet, not to worry. We can work with you in a private instructional setting to help coach and prepare you and make this women’s ice climbing trip to Iceland a memorable one.

We will stay in the picturesque town of Bildudalur and we will based out of a dorm style guesthouse, conveniently located within a minutes walk to the grocery store and restaurants.  We will rise early every morning with the sun and spend a full day out ice climbing, then return each evening to a catered meal and retire to a warm bed each night.

The program runs at a 2:1 guide to client ratio and focuses on backcountry ice climbing. What that means is that each day will be physically demanding with hiking approaches that can range from 1 to 3 hours to the base of the ice climbs. Expect to carry medium to large pack with your personal ice climbing gear and a rope. Average vertical elevation gain on the approaches range from 500-2000 feet.

What are you waiting for? This women’s ice climbing trip to Iceland is a bucket list item. You will come away with stories, photos and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Includes:

*5 days guided multi-pitch ice climbing
* Backcountry multi-pitch ice focus
* 2-to-1 participant to guide ratio
* 6 Nights lodging in shared bunkrooms
* Meals (breakfast and dinner)
* Ground transportation in Bildudalur

 Not Included:

* Roundtrip Airfare to Bildudalur (International and Domestic)
* Ground transportation in Reykyavik
* Lunches and snacks during the program
* Travel insurance (mandatory)
* Baggage Fees

Pricing:

Iceland Multi Pitch Ice Climbing: $3299

Iceland Travel Logistics

What to Bring List to Iceland


PROPOSED ITINERARY:

Day 1: FEBRUARY 19

Arrive in Reykjavik on this date. Take bus or taxi from the International Airport to the Domestic Airport. It is about an hour drive from the International airport  to the domestic airport. Take the only daily flight on Eagle Air to Bildudalur at 11:30am.

12:30 pm: Arrive in Bildudalur. Chicks will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Guesthouse.

1:00 pm: Kick off meeting/orientation and gear check at the Guesthouse.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Backcountry Awareness &  Safety Training

6:00 pm: Catered group dinner.

Day 2: FEBRUARY 20

6:30 am: Breakfast at guest house

7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Climbing in the fjords.

7:00 pm: Catered Dinner

Day 3: FEBRUARY 21

6:30 am: Breakfast at guest house

7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Climbing in the fjords.

7:00 pm: Catered Dinner

Day 4: FEBRUARY 22

8:00 am: Breakfast at guest house

8:00 am – 6:30 pm: Climbing in the fjords

7:00 pm: Catered Dinner

Day 5: FEBRUARY 23

6:30 am: Breakfast at guest house

8:00 am – 6:30 pm: Climbing in the fjords

7:00 pm: Catered Dinner

Day 6: FEBRUARY 24

8:00 am: Breakfast at guest house

8:00 am – 6:30 pm: Climbing in the fjords

7:00 pm: Closing meeting and catered dinner

Day 7: FEBRUARY 25

8:00 am: Breakfast at Guesthouse

12:30pm: Depart Bildudalur on Eagle Air to the Domestic Airport in Reykyavik. There is only one daily flight out of Bildudalur. Spend more time on your own exploring Iceland, or fly back home.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY:

All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all programs, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well.In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.