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Ferry to Iceland from UK

What sort of prices have folk typically paid for a 4x4 UK-Iceland return? I only ask as Ive had wildly different quotes and reports.
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The prices differ depending on the size of your car.

You can expect to pay around 1300-1700euros (950-1210poundS) for temporary importation of tourist cars from the UK. The cheeper prices are for smaller cars but if you bring cars like vans or bigger jeeps expect to pay more.

There are three companies at the moment sailing from England:
Eimskip
Samskip
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Atlantsskip

You can also use Smyril-line cruise. Expect to pay for one person and car 500-625Euros (340-430pounds). The trip to Iceland from the Shetland island will take few days.

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Thanks - that helps a lot, its a better price than those Ive heard bandied about and when I last looked at the Smyril website in early summer it was in Icelandic and I struggled with translation!
The car is a Land Rover 110 with roof rack.
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Hi,

I can't find my Lonely Planet book, but I thought there was a ferry service from Scotland to Iceland. Is there????

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The Ferry runs from Lerwick to Iceland

So from Mainland Scotland you have a 12 hour ferry to catch to get to Lerwick which pushes the price up

From memory the 2 ferries for 1 person plus a Landrover 101 cost around 950 UKP return

I left Lerwick at 2:00am on the wednesday and got to iceland 9:00am Friday

There were rumours last year that the diesel tax you pay on the ferry is to be abolished - BUT the price of diesel a the pump will go up dramatically , shame really as I won big time on this method of pricing



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Iceland - car from Britain

Geokobbi - did I understand your reply correctly.....

If I bring a car in from the UK as a tourist, do I have to pay two amounts - 1> the ferry ticket 2> some sort of importation tax?

(The car is a Land Rover, quite big and heavy, a diesel)

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