Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Iceland

Iceland Iceland is a great place to ride, but seems to get missed a lot!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 1 Sep 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 53
Iceland 2013 anyone?

Howdy,
planning on riding solo around Iceland next year.
Planning on taking my bike in the Ferry leaving Denmark, spending around a week or so, and then back in the boat.
Anyone hesitating to go that would be interested in joining for a Brew on board?
Any hints on local contacts, biker friendly clubs and/or spots would be welcome.

Safe rides.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Sep 2012
waga95's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sundsvall
Posts: 26
Im quite intressted, the thing is i don't now if i can afford the ferry.
How much does it cost to take you and your bike back and forth?

To ride across Iceland is a dream of mine
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 Nov 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Sounds like a great idea. I'm thinking of going at the end of May next year. The ferry costs about 800 euros. I've got maps and routes and a lot of information.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
Hi, I'm planning going, no dates yet as I'm working there then doing the trip.Been twice.I'm planning shipping my bike over, from UK/faroes/Iceland.What type of bike are you taking?
The main ring road has been completed and is now very good.You certainly don't need a trail bike , any road bike will do.
The main interior/gravel roads, last year were often washed out and the surface was very washboardred / rippled, making riding a shaky business!
I am looking to leave a bike there and am looking at customs/import regs.
I have friends there so I could store it.
Bike hire in Iceland is Very expensive.

Dave
You may be able to go from Scrabster or Aberdeen to Lerwick and get a Smyril ferry Iceland via Faroes, or if Smyril no longer stops at Lerwick get a ferry from Lerwick-Faroes. A lot of the ferry info on this route is out of date.

Smyril Ferry has discount for bikes.From Mainland Europe/Denmark.
Scroll down this link below for prices.

http://www.smyrilline.com/with-your-mc-11591.aspx

Also Faroes
http://www.smyrilline.com/with-your-mc-11492.aspx

Last edited by Dave222; 17 Nov 2012 at 09:54. Reason: extra info
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4 Dec 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Posts: 6
I'll be riding around in the highlands at that time for sure. Hit me up if you like, let's go for a ride. I don't have much experience but I'm getting to know people who do. Do ride Kjalvegur / Kjolur / Kjölur. It's majestic. Enormous fun to ride.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11 Dec 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: East Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 40
Well i could well be cycling in Iceland again in 2013.............Either that or it'll be Norway on the GS.

It's all too easy to book a flight from GLA-KEF for around £250 and the bike is only £30 if they remember to charge for it. Two hours and you're there and after that it's all good apart from the headwinds!

I can live on £30 per day including accomodation on a cycling trip, get fit and loose some weight aswell as getting a close look at the scenery........Slowly!

The only way to get to Iceland by ferry is from Denmark-Faroes-Iceland and since the Norrona doesn't stop in Shetland anymore it takes too long from Scotland as it's a long haul to Denmark before you start and costs a small fortune!

Now if only the Norrona was to stop at Lerwick again as it's passing i'd be buying a season ticket!

FP.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18 Dec 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
There are flights from UK for £135 rtn up until July.Ps fancy a pint after Xmas fp?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20 Dec 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: East Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave222 View Post
There are flights from UK for £135 rtn up until July.Ps fancy a pint after Xmas fp?
Aye, i'll bring some Brennvinn and Hardfiskur............I'm fresh out of Harkarl and i doubt the Icelandic chocolates that have just arrived from Eskifjordur will make it past Christmas..........!

FP.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 1 Jan 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
All out of Harkarl, what a disappointment : ( Could do with some Brennivin and hard catfish though : P
Drop me a line,
dgunnwalls@hotmail.com
D
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 4 Mar 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wirral, England
Posts: 6
If it's good weather then the sprengisander crossing is great, 4 or 5 river crossings, good veiw of the glacier.
Me and Zebb will be travellin lateish June Over there for 3 or 4 weeks.
Also you have "Landsmot" at Hunaver (Bike Rally)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 21 Mar 2013
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: wirral
Posts: 71
YOU never said anything about RIVER CROSSINGS ye twat ,,,,, looks like it`s more stunt riding for me then! LOL
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 7 May 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Казань / Oxford
Posts: 7
Thining very hard now to book a ferry, outbound from Denmark on 18th June....
Is 4 weeks not too long by any chance?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15 May 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Казань / Oxford
Posts: 7
It is done!
Leaving Hirsthals on the 18th June!!

My plan is to do preferentially F-roads, gain experience at gravel, sand/ash and river-crossings, whilst thoroughly testing out my bike mods. BMW X-challenge.

This is, of course, inbetween awe-ing at scenery and soaking in volcanic pools...

Get back to me if we can cooperate for parts of the trip!

cyber-zebb, Awesome Mawson??
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15 May 2013
AliBaba's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bliss View Post
It is done!

My plan is to do preferentially F-roads, gain experience at gravel, sand/ash and river-crossings, whilst thoroughly testing out my bike mods.
Nice Three digit F roads (Fxxx) are the best, try F910 and the old F910 after taking a bath in Askja.



Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 23 May 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Thumbs up

See you on the ferry - A friend and I will also be going on the 18th
Hitting Denmark the 28th again so not too much time up there.
I'm on a F658, but friend is riding a FZS 600 so it will be mostly paved roads (this time)
(2014 is already in the planning phase )
Regards, Martin
(I live in Denmark, just north of the German border, if you need a place to crash before heading to Hirtshals just let me know)

Last edited by Spingse; 23 May 2013 at 21:25. Reason: Added invite
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

  • South Africa: Nov 13-16
  • Thailand: Jan 9-11, 2015
  • NEW! USA Virginia: Apr 9-12
  • NEW! HUMM Morocco: May 13-16
  • Germany: May 14-17
  • Canada Ontario: Jun 18-21
  • Ireland: June 26-28
  • Colorado: July 17-19 TBC
  • Canada West: Aug 20-23
  • USA California: Sep 24-27
  • Aus Queensland: Sep 24-27
  • USA North Carolina: Oct 8-11
  • Aus Perth: Oct 9-11
  • Germany: Oct 22-25

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!


Circle to Circle by Brian and Shirley Rix.

Circle to Circle - a journey through the Americas and beyond. by Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix

"Well written, funny and informative."
"Thoroughly entertaining!"
Available NOW from the authors' website!

Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:06.