Are you ready for the three peaks challenge in Iceland through Landmannalaugar and Skaftafell National Park? Well, I am also ready to go with you!
During this 6-day trip we will hike and climb three amazing summits: the Hengill (803 meters), the Hekla (a volcano of 1.491m) and the Hvannadalshnúkur (2.110 meters). Conforming we advance our climbing objectives will be getting more and more challenging.
The three peaks challenge in Iceland will also offer us the opportunity of enjoying 24 hours daylight, baths in a hot river and amazing viewpoints with their fantastic birdlife.
Do you want more details about this three peaks challenge in Iceland? Keep reading the following itinerary:
DAY 1: Reykjavík-Mt Hengill – Vörðuskeggi Peak
Early morning departure from Reykjavík, driving east to the north side of the Hengill Volcano massive. There we will hike up on Vorðuskeggi Peak (805 meters). From the top we enjoy breathtaking views. We also visit the Geysir geothermal area and the waterfall of Gullfoss before reaching our accommodation. Overnight at a hostel/mountain hut beneath Mt. Hekla.
DAY 2: Mt Hekla
Today, we attempt to summit the highly active volcano of Hekla. A long ascent across a lunar landscape to reach a summit which is fissured and steaming. Return to our hostel/mountain hut.
DAY 3: Landmannalaugar-Skaftafell
Continuing across the Fjallabak natural reserve, the region behind the mountains, we reach Landmannalaugar. Optional hike to Bláhnúkur volcano the blue peak, then a drive via the Eldgjá canyon to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park.
DAY 4: Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak
We will make the ascent of Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak. Much of the route is on the Öræfajökull Glacier. We’d probably use crampons and ropes.
DAY 5: Ingólfshöfði and Glacier Lagoon
A touring day, visiting the Skaftafell National Park, the seabird colony at Ingólfshöfði and the famous glacier lagoon at Jökulsárlón.
DAY 6: South Coast-Reykjavík
Heading back towards the west along the scenic south coast of Iceland, we pass beneath Eyjafjallajökull and visit the impressive Skógarfoss waterfall. Return to Reykjavík in the late afternoon.
My team and I will be waiting for your contact. We know you are looking for the experience of your life and, of course, the three peaks challenge in Iceland is the perfect one! Contact me as soon as you can!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment