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Availability of Meths for a stove in Iceland

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I'm off to Iceland (without the bike) later this week. Could anyone tell me about the availability of Meths in Iceland? Both in and out of Reyjkavik as I need to fly up to the North West and won't be able to take it on the plane.
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Generally yes, but I can't remember where it is sold Could have been at the shops, phamacies or gas stations... In 1989 I cycled across Iceland and had my Trangia stove with me. The bigger problem was to get it going in the mornings - I warmed the stove & methylated spirits in my sleeping bag before getting up for breakfast
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Spend £40 and buy a Colemans 533 you'll be able to boil your kettle before you grow old!!
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Hi,
I'm off to Iceland (without the bike) later this week. Could anyone tell me about the availability of Meths in Iceland? Both in and out of Reyjkavik as I need to fly up to the North West and won't be able to take it on the plane.
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If it is anything like Norway/Sweden/Denmark, then camping shops, chemists and possibly hardware shops.

Rod Spirit or similar
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Spend £40 and buy a Colemans 533 you'll be able to boil your kettle before you grow old!!
My meths stove will boil a pint of water in the time it takes me to get the makings together and have a slash and a stretch. I've never felt the need for it to be any quicker.
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