About Us

About Skyhook - we hunt down the very best local adventure guides and provide a seamless platform to allow you to plan and book your dream adventure holiday.

We're more than a mere booking platform. We're a tribe of adventure-seekers, bound by our shared passion for exploration. By joining our community, you gain:

  • Exclusive access to top-tier local guides.

  • Connections with fellow intrepid travellers.

  • Special discounts from premier gear outfitters and travel partners.

  • A secure online booking experience.

Discover Skyhook. Life's an adventure!

Why Choose Skyhook?

Expert Local Guides: Dive deep into destinations with the best local guides. Every Skyhook guide meets our gold standard in service, safety, and sustainability. Get the genuine experience; choose local over third-party agents and operators.

Guaranteed Best Prices: Get unparalleled value without added mark-ups. Since we're not a tour operator, you're assured of the best price. Plus, by booking through us, you're directly uplifting the local communities we work with.

Authentic Adventures: Step off the beaten path. Every Skyhook journey is handpicked for true adventurers, focusing on local experiences—from stays and cuisines to immersive cultural interactions.

Stellar Feedback: With over 2,500 reviews boasting an average of 4.86 out of 5 stars, our reputation speaks for itself. Browse our trip pages, Trustpilot, or Facebook to hear firsthand from our satisfied adventurers.

Hassle-Free Flexibility: Plans change—we get it. Reschedule or cancel your trip up to two months in advance and receive Skyhook credit. Use this credit against the deposit of any Skyhook trip.

Financial protection: We are bonded by Trust My Travel (TMT), membership number: TMT51612. Your booking on Skyhook is financially protected by TMT.

Exclusive Savings: Unlock thousands in savings when you book with Skyhook. Enjoy exclusive discounts from top gear outfitters and travel service providers.

Our Story

2016: We launch as an ice climbing school in Norway

We started out by running winter ice climbing courses in a remote Norwegian town called Rjukan. Over these few months we had incredible fun running our now-famous Beginners Ice Climbing trip. By the end of the season, we had become Europe’s most popular winter climbing school.

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Some of our first guests on our now famous beginners ice climbing trip in Norway.

2017-18: We become a platform for other hand-picked guides

Following the success of our ice climbing school, we decide to build a booking platform that other guides can use to promote and sell their trips. We call the platform, Skyhook, after the device that is used to suspend something high in the air. The platform officially launches in 2018 and proves to be a hit. We grow from 100 guests to over 1500 by the end of 2018. Our flagship trip, the Tour du Mont Blanc highlights, really takes off!

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One of our Tour du Mont Blanc groups. Over 1000 travellers join us every season for this amazing hike!

2019 – We double the number of trips and bookings grow to 3500 guests

Over the space of 12-months we interview and hand-pick another 30 fantastic guides and guiding companies. In addition to great UK and European adventures, we start offering treks to Everest Base Camp, hikes up Kilimanjaro, and various trails to Machu Picchu.

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One of our most popular bucket list adventures, the Everest Base Camp Trek.

2020-21 – Covid put’s a dampener on travel

The global pandemic closes international travel. The team scrambles to keep the business afloat and manages to find success with UK focused staycation trips like our popular Canoe Across Scotland trip and Three Peaks Challenge.

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With Covid closing international travel, we welcome loads of adventurers on our staycation trips, like Canoe Across Scotland.

2022 – Travel bounces back, and we have record sales

With the pandemic behind us and people itching to travel again, we’re able to take advantage of this new demand and record our biggest year in sales. By the end of the year over 16,000 people have travelled with Skyhook since our inception.

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Our Toubkal hike trip in Morocco is one of our more popular trips, and a great bucket list experience to summit North Africa's highest mountain.

2023 – We celebrate our 5th year as a booking platform

In our 5th year as a booking platform, we take stock of where we have come from and where we are going. Our aim to provide incredible adventures with local guides remains our guiding light.