Sigga

Sigga

Sigga

Sigga is a physicist born and raised in Reykjavik. “I had been rock climbing for many years, but I only started ice climbing in December 2012 and I loved it right away. I was hooked. Because of the climate and geology of Iceland, rock climbing can be rather challenging, but ice climbing makes much more sense - here in the Westfjords we can ice climb at least half of the year”.

Sigga

“The first time I came to the Westfjords I went on a sailboat ski trip with Aurora Arktika, so my initial impression of the region was through skiing. Ice climbing came much later. But these two activities are the main reasons why I decided to come and live in the Westfjords, so that I could make them a part of my daily life”.

Dyrafjordur

Ice climbing

“Although people often think it’s a dangerous sport, it isn’t if all safety precautions are followed. When people aren’t familiar with the equipment and safety procedure we follow, then they have misconceptions about the sport.”

Dyrafjordur ice climbing

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Coffee at Myrar

“When we go ice climbing we often stop at farms to get permission to play on their land. Then we often get invited in for coffee and a chat. It’s funny, the farmers find it a very strange sport and they are curious about it. They don’t understand how anyone can find it fun to hang on an ice fall!”