Avalanche course

This avalanche course is aimed towards the guiding industry in Iceland. The course will be entirely taught in English. This course is a good base before the advanced course needed to complete the AIMG Fjalla 2 / Mountain 2  certification. The minimum participants needed to run the course is 4 and maximum size of the group is 18. No more than 6 participants per instructor.


The main contents of the course:

  • Basic avalanche theory

  • Partner rescue

  • Clue search

  • Avalanche awareness / risk assessment

  • Basic first aid in avalanches

No requirements are for the course but all participants must have the following items:

  • Avalache beacon

  • Avalanche shovel

  • Avalanche probe

  • Warm clothing and shoes

  • Backpack for the day for clothes, food, water and equipment

Nunatak Adventures provides all other equipment needed for the group exercised but does not have extra equipment to lend to participants. Specialised equipment can often be rented from outdoor equipment stores.

We have a similar course taught in Icelandic, see the course page. The course is one afternoon/evening inside and one full day of training in the proximity of Reykjavik capital area (within an hour drive). No transport is provided.

Next course is:

  • 10th + 13th February, for guides, in English.

  • 24th + 27th February, for recreational hikers (language split, both Icelandic and English)

  • 25th + 28th February, Backup date


Price is 49.900 kr per person.

Register by filling out the form here on the site. Or send us an email if you have any questions.

  • Why Nunatak adventures?


We have experienced instructors with good education, some with university education within the subject, as well as prior teaching experience within the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association. They all also have extensive outdoor experience and have worked as mountain and glacier guides both in Iceland and abroad.


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