Hiking and Trekking

The Three Peaks Challenge

A Superb Climbing Expedition in the Land of Fire and Ice.

Tour code: IMG441

An Impressive Journey to the Top of Iceland!

The breathtaking variety of Icelandic mountain scenery makes this one of the most unusual tours we offer at Icelandic Mountain Guides. On the itinerary are three different stunning peaks which are all glaciers and active volcanoes.  With each peak, our climbing objectives get more challenging and more rewarding. We start with the ascension of Snæfellsjökull Glacier, the crowning jewel of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Our next objective will be the peak of the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, famous for its eruption in 2010. In Skaftafell National Park, right under the great Vatnajökull glacier, is the home of Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m / 6921 ft) Iceland’s highest summit and our ultimate climbing objective! Together with all this excellent climbing and hiking in the 24-hour daylight.

On top of summitting these majestic mountains we will take you to visit most of the major attraction sites in the country.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate

    Difficulty

    Strenuous

    Strenuous

    Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.

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    Availability

    May - June

  • Group 319

    Duration

    6 days

  • Group 110

    Pickup

    Included

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    6 - 12 participants

  • Group 65

    Language

    English

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Group 244

    Accommodation

    Mountain hut

  • Group 377

    Walking per day

    6 - 14 hrs

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    Max. Ascent

    More than 2000 m (6500 ft)

Guides on this Tour

Customer Reviews

“The next two days were set aside for an expedition to Hvannadalshnjúkur. We got up at 4 am and left from Sandfell. At 1,050 m we built a campsite and practiced self-arrest, snow anchors, avalanche risk assessment and avalanche beacon search both solo and as a group. After spending the night we had glorious weather on summit day. Around noon we were all standing on the highest peak in Iceland, enjoying the blue skies and the sun.”
Kim T, Germany — 2017-04-26

Tour Highlights

Hike up three outstanding summits

Glacier Lagoon

Iceland Highest Peak - Hvannadalshnúkur

Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

Included

  • Experienced and qualified mountain guide
  • Accommodation in twin/dbl rooms in 3* hotels for 5 nights
  • Transport in 4x4 minibus
  • Full board
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

    Optional Extras

    • Single supplement
    • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour

    Practical Information