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dotcaf 8 Jul 2008 10:32

Availability of Meths for a stove in Iceland
 
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.
Thanks,
Charles

Vaufi 8 Jul 2008 13:17

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 :frown:

Flyingdoctor 8 Jul 2008 18:05

Spend £40 and buy a Colemans 533 you'll be able to boil your kettle before you grow old!!

BruceP 8 Jul 2008 21:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by dotcaf (Post 197655)
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.
Thanks,
Charles

If it is anything like Norway/Sweden/Denmark, then camping shops, chemists and possibly hardware shops.

Rod Spirit or similar

Big Yellow Tractor 8 Jul 2008 21:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingdoctor (Post 197717)
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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