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Old 11 May 2009
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Iceland...How do I get there??

Any ferries from Scotland??

I`ve see the Norgy ones, but Scotland obviously easier.

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I believe Smyril Line from Denmark is now the only option. Their Bergen route seems to be discontinued.

Unless you can go Aberdeen - Lerwick - Torshavn (Faroe Islands) - Iceland?
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I believe Smyril Line sails from Bergen, Norway, only in the summer.
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Nope, nothing on their sailing schedule after January 31. Also, the Bergen tourist office web site says no sailings to Iceland in 2009. First UK, now Iceland. Soon there's only left in Bergen... ;-)
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You might want to investigate air freight. There are a surprising number of charter air carriers in Iceland who operate wide-body aircraft (thus suitable for motorcycle transport - you just put the moto into a ULD and strap it down).

My past experience with air freight - many trans-Atlantic shipments of my Honda ST1100 - has been that if you find a charter carrier who operates widebodies, they almost always have excess cubic capacity on the lower deck. Relatively speaking, a motorcycle weighs nothing (compared to a fully laden ULD, which can be up to 8 tonnes). Thus the air carrier is usually quite happy to sell you a spot for a reasonable price. Often, you can buy a ticket for yourself on the same flight.

The DGR (dangerous goods regulations) for transporting motorcycles as air freight are not cumbersome. The moto is classified as a 'vehicle - flammable liquid powered' and falls under packing instruction 900. Provided that you tie the moto down in the container in such a way that it is not reasonable possible for it to fall over, you only need to show up with less than a quarter of a tank of fuel. There is no need to drain liquids from it, disconnect the battery, or any other actions like that.

However - be darn sure that your moto is scrupulously clean. Take it to a coin-op car wash and give it a good blast, making sure that you get all the dirt off under the fenders and all the bugs off the front of it. I have never encountered any difficulties with importation arising from licensing or insurance, or any difficulties with shipment arising from fuel or saddlebag contents, but I almost always get challenged by some agricultural inspector who is worried that I will be unintentionally importing an exotic squashed insect or a blob of soil (dirt) containing some kind of killer fungus or bacteria.
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Sorry to get of thread

Sorry to get of the thread, but what would be a ball park figure to airfreight as you suggest, North Am/ EU or v's?


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About $1,500 to $2,000 USD one way.
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Trip to Iceland

Have you thought about renting a motorcycle over in Iceland instead of bringing your own bike over ?

There are now 3 or 4 outfits in Iceland that will rent you a motorcycle

Riding Iceland - Home
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Biking Viking Motorcycle Tours

I am going over to Iceland in a few weeks time, I arranged a rental through ridingiceland.ic

costs about 100 EUROs /day ( with insurance/everything)



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