Reed Travel Features
REYKJAVIK -- If climbing the highest peak in Iceland sounds like
your clients' idea of a thrill, then Ultima Thule Expeditions has
just the program.
Actually, even those who have never gone ice climbing or
mountaineering might opt for a beginners' course with Ultima
The company is conveniently headquartered here in a
Group or individual courses, ranging from one to five days, can
be organized at any time; there are no scheduled dates for classes.
Participants do not have to leave Reykjavik for the shorter
For longer expeditions, groups stay in mountain huts, hostels or
All the guides are expert mountaineers or extreme ice or rock
climbers, and the guide ratio ranges from 1-to-1 to 1-to-6,
depending on the activity, conditions and group ability.
Skaftafell National Park is home to Iceland's highest peak, the
6,700-foot Hvannadaslshnukur, which is accessible via several
technical routes and also by car.
There are several options for ice climbing and mountaineering
outside Reykjavik, including Thorsmork, Tindfjoll and
Equipment can be obtained through UTE.
The cost of the classes varies depending on the guides,
accommodations, meals and other factors.
For further details, contact Ultima Thule Expeditions at (011)
354 854-7798; fax (011) 354 421-4768, or contact by E-mail at
The company also can be reached on the Internet at