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This page is dedicated to all the courses that we provide: we offer recreational courses and professional courses for those who would like to work in Iceland as a glacier guide.

Big part of guiding is sharing the passion for the natural environment of Glaciers to other people in a safe and professional way; teaching is for us a big pleasure and duty to form knowledgeable and skilled guides that can share the same passion and preservation for this fragile environment that we are thankful to call it "our office".

As we take this profession very serious, even if the icelandic standards are for now valid just in Iceland, we want to form very skilled and professional guides, so we offer a wide range of levels stating from the very basic Glacier guiding skills where the hard skills of rope work and some soft skills of glaciology are thought. 

Hard ice 1 guide course or Jokla 1 is the first of three courses to become a fully certified glacier guide in Iceland under the standards of the Association of the Icelandic Mountain Guides (AIMG).

After taking Jokla 1 and working for while for a company you might consider taking a preparation course, Workshop hard ice 2 & 3, before taking the next Exam of Jokla 2 or 3. During this three days course more advanced skills are thought and others are simply repeated so you will show up more confident to your next exam or simply to your next day at work.

In East Greenland, we offer the Advanced Hard ice & Alpine course where we put our focus specially on the snow covered glacier and alpine techniques of roping up and the advanced hard skills of hard ice to be able to evaluate and find a safe way through any glacier we will go.

Glacier guiding skills

During this 3-days course you will gain the foundations of rope work, building experience on crampons and the use of the gear that one day will be of your daily use. 

The course is the first step to take if you have outdoor experience but don't meet the requirements of the Hard Ice 1 guide course.

Hard ice 1 guide course

Hard Ice Guiding is a four day course where the basics in guiding groups on hard ice are taught. 

The course is taught by AIMG standards of "Jökla 1" (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides) .

The course is the first level of three to become a certified AIMG glacier guide. 

We offer this course both in Iceland and East Greenland.

Workshop hard ice 2 & 3

This course is built for guides already working in the Icelandic industry as glacier guides and want to learn new skills or simply get more confident before signing up for the next exam.

During these three days we will cover all hard skills needed to know to show up more confident at to the next exam of Jokla 2 or Jokla 3.

Guides: Min 2. max 6 participants

Duration: 3 days (1 afternoon in Reykjavik, 2 days in Sólheimajokull)

Cost: 45.000 isk per person

  

Mountain skills 

course 

This is a recreational course of 5 days spent in remote fjords and mountains of East Greenland, where you will learn many skills needed to safely move in the mountains. 

It covers many topics such: gear, navigation on glaciated terrain, crevasse extraction, weather, glaciology, wilderness camping... 

Advanced Hard ice

& Alpine course

This is an advanced course built for guides and passionate outdoors who want to learn different and more skilled guiding techniques in a new and wild environment. 

The course covers hard ice and alpine guiding techniques in challenging terrain. At the end of this course you will gain experience and confidence for your future goals.

This is a good opportunity as well for guides working in Iceland to prepare for the last Glacier guiding or Alpine exams under the AIMG standards.   

Date: 20th-29th July 2020 (date of flights)

Number of participants: min 3

Price: 1.800 euro per person