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Equipment list for The Three Peaks Challenge IMG441

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