Iceland Three Peaks Challenge

Iceland, Climbing, 8 days - from $2,420 (land only)

ClimbingTrek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Sleeping bag comfort rated to +5

Daypack 30 to 40 litres

Water bottles 1 litre (x2)

Hiking boots



Trekking trousers

Waterproof overtrousers


Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket

Waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Lightweight balaclava or facemask

Eyewear - sunglasses

Ski goggles

Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens


Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.

Mountaineering Equipment:

Ice-axe *

Crampons (with anti-balling plates fitted)*

Climbing harness*

Karabiner (1 x screwgate)*

The following items are optional:

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Travel clothes Trainers for use in the huts

Trekking poles Sleeping bag liner

Swimwear (for hot springs)


Spare laces


Boots: You need to take a pair of warm and reasonably substantial hiking boots. The crampons provided are designed to fit hiking boots and you do not require rigid mountaineering boots for this trip.

*Crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness with karabiner are all provided locally in Iceland. If you wish to take your own crampons, ice axe and harness you are welcome, but it is not necessary.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

>> Click here to go to the PHD Gear Advisor for Three Peaks Challenge

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

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