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Iceland in February was a moonscape of white. The road was the only thing other than lava formations sticking up thru the snow changing the landscape.

Getting There 

Flying to Iceland from the US was really easy, we flew from Boston, but there are daily fights from NY,(JFK), Minneapolis, and Seattle. Icelandic Air is the main carrier.

Reykjavik is beautiful city situated 45 minutes from Keflavik international airport on a peninsula. We used a rental car for the climbing near by, about an hours drive. The rest of the time in the city we used our feet. The temperatures in Reykjavik was from bitter cold to a light jacket on either ends of our trip there.

Climbing Season

For the Europe area.

Weather station 57.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Jun 25, 2010
Just a note to add that there is some good rock climbing. There are about 5 developed sport climbing areas, and some ok bouldering around the country.
By Alex Nic
Jul 13, 2012
Bouldering area about 20 minutes outside of Reykjavik called Josef Staller (sp?).

If you go to climbing shops in town, on Bankestraeti and there is a climbing hall elsewhere, which is closed on weekends because everyone is out climbing, they will give you more information.

The best sport climbing area is about 4 hours south of Reykjavik. I will get the name soon.
By Clayton Knudson
From: El Portal, CA
Mar 24, 2013
going to be in Reykjavik from April 20th to the 28th. Trying to keep the commitment to climb outside every month of the year and would like to know a spot to boulder close to the city. If anybody knows of a place and or info on a gym in the area that would be super helpful. PM me and thanks in advance.
By Erik O'Brien
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 18, 2015
I will be in a Reykjavik,Flokalundur and Akureyri durring my stay and was planning on bringing my shoes and a harness to see if I could find anyone/locals to climb with. The climbing info on Mountain Project is extremely limited so I was wondering if anyone would want to buddy up for a day or 2.
By S.K. Austin
Mar 18, 2015
When are you planning to be in reykjavik Erik?

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