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The Three Peaks Challenge

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time-raw5 days
Starting point
Your hotel in Reykjavík
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Hike and trek in one of the most stunning scenery in the world. Enjoy challenging climbing adventures in remote and wild Icelandic nature with highly experienced guides. Hike the famous Hekla, go off the beaten path of the Volcano or enjoy pure solitude and ocean views in Iceland. This fire and ice hiking tour is perfect for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers.

What to expect?

A superb mountain climbing expedition in the Land of Fire and Ice

The breathtaking variety of Icelandic mountain scenery makes this one of the most unusual tours on offer. On the agenda are three different peaks mixed with walks in the magnificent landscape of Landmannalaugar and around Skaftafell National Park.
With each peak our climbing objectives get more challenging.

We start with an easy hike of Mt Hengill (805/2640ft) overlooking Þingvellir National Park. and the lake.
The world famous volcano Hekla is our next objective, where, to reach the peak (1491m/4890 ft) of this highly active volcano, we have to make our way over the gray pumice, rough lava and sometimes snow, before reaching the fissured summit*.
In Skaftafell NP right under the great Vatnajökull glacier is the home of Hvannadalshnúkur (2110m/ 6921 ft) Iceland’s highest summit and our ultimate climbing objective!

Together with all this excellent climbing and hiking in the 24 hour daylight, an opportunity to bathe in a hot river , some amazing views of landscape and birdlife make this tour an amazing adventure holiday.

What is included?

  • Qualified mountain guide
  • food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6)
  • Private transportation
  • Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Cooking gear and safety equipment for glacier travel

Is this experience for me?

This tour is suitable for persons above the age of 16. Participation is in small groups of 6-12. This tour requires great endurance.

What do I need to bring?

For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience.

Boots and Clothing:

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots - waterproof and with ankle support – crampon compatible boots are not required.
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
  • T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
  • Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).
  • Trousers – Strong, light and quick drying e.g. soft-shell.
  • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable.
  • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland.
  • Light Gloves – Wool or synthetic.
  • Warm Gloves – e.g. ski gloves or mittens.
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs.
  • Warm hatc.
  • Gaiters – Calf or knee height and wide enough for your boots.

Other gear:

  • Duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between accommodations. Please avoid bringing a suitcase!
  • Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day. 30 – 40L (1700 – 2500 cu in)
  • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for this tour.
  • Towel – light weight and packable.
  • Swim suit.
  • Sunglasses & sun protection rated for glacier travel.
  • Water containers – thermos flask or water bottles totalling in volume of about 2 - 3 L.
  • Headlamp.
  • Casual clothes and changes of clothes.
  • Personal first aid kit – including blister care.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items,
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste etc.

Optional gear:

  • Walking pole(s).
  • Pen knife.
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. Shorts
  • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks).
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down).
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.
  • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing.
  • Slippers for indoor use.
  • Earplugs
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits.

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 15% if cancelled 280 days before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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