Summit Tours

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 and light material that dries quickly 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 (polypropylene / polyester). 
  • Warm Gloves – e.g. ski gloves or mittens. 
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs. 
  • Warm hat – Wool or synthetic. 
  • 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. 
  • 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, soap etc. 
  • Earplugs

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. 
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits. 
  • Swim suit (depends on tour).


Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.