The Viking Challenge

16/07/2021 - 25/07/2021     COMPLETED

About the trip

"The problem with travelling around Iceland is that you're basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It's totally exhausting." Stephen Markley

We've worked with some of the most experienced guides in Iceland to put together a once in a life-time itinerary that will not only challenge you physically but re-define your definition of adventure. Heading to one of Iceland's most stunning and remote areas we will trek for 5 days surrounded by arctic birch forests, giant glaciers, dramatic waterfalls and towering volcanoes whilst each night camping in locations you could previously only have dreamt of. After 5 days we will reach the Skaftafell National Park where we'll have a day to recover before taking on Iceland's highest peak Hvannadalshnukur (2110m), which also happens to be an active volcano! So 100km self sufficient through arctic wilderness, a traverse of Europe's largest Glacier and an attempt to summit Iceland's highest peak all in one trip; If that doesn't sound like an adventure I don't know what does!

Experience Required: 3/10    
Fitness Required: 7/10
Andy Summers

The adventure was a real challenge, both physically and mentally, but at every stage we were supported and encouraged by the excellent guides and team mates. The sense of achievement is indescribable. I simply cannot wait to do it all again. Bring on the next mountain.

Gary Davies

I love the mountains; how they make me feel and what I get from being there. An experience completed by the people around me. This was a truly epic trip with Ed and M2M; one that continues to unfold with the feelings and emotions to go with it. Amazing! I'll be smiling about this achievement for a long, long time. Great work team!

Anna Carrington

I had a chance to really reflect on life and I can honestly say it's one of the best things I've ever done.



16th July 2021


Arrive in Reykjavik, check into hotel and welcome dinner.


Transfer to trail head (4 hours) begin trek.


Our guides take us on a 90km journey through the Icelandic wilderness, taking in volcanoes, waterfalls and crossing Europes largest Glacier.


Arrive Skaftafell and head to hotel.


Recovery day, kit prep and technical skills for climb.


Summit attempt of Hvannadalshnukur (2110m) or Ice climbing experience. (dependant on individuals experience)


Transfer to Reykjavik for spa recovery and celebrations.


Return to UK


25th July 2021



Price includes: Welcome dinner, 4 hotel nights (1st and last night Reykjavik + 2 nights in South East), Travel to and from Reykjavik, All equipment rental, Guides with required experience and knowledge, Sherpa service, All food on the trek.

30% deposit of £750 to secure your place. Final balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure.

* Price does not include flights and transfers.

All other T&C's will be discussed upon enquiry.

Fundraising Goal


All funds raised will go to the Millimetres 2 Mountains Foundation.

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