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Dogo 31 Aug 2012 23:19

Iceland 2013 anyone?
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.

waga95 1 Sep 2012 00:59

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? :thumbup1:

To ride across Iceland is a dream of mine :)

yamamax 13 Nov 2012 21:40

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.

Dave222 17 Nov 2012 06:27

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.

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 A lot of the ferry info on this route is out of date.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.


Also Faroes

Anthon Berg 4 Dec 2012 13:47

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.

farmer palmer 10 Dec 2012 23:31

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!


Dave222 18 Dec 2012 21:43

There are flights from UK for £135 rtn up until July.Ps fancy a pint after Xmas fp?

farmer palmer 20 Dec 2012 12:47


Originally Posted by Dave222 (Post 404561)
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..........!


Dave222 1 Jan 2013 20:52

All out of Harkarl, what a disappointment : ( Could do with some Brennivin and hard catfish though : P
Drop me a line,

Awesome Mawson 4 Mar 2013 22:49

If it's good weather then the sprengisander crossing is great:funmeteryes:, 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)

cyber-zebb 21 Mar 2013 01:39

YOU never said anything about RIVER CROSSINGS ye twat ,,,,, looks like it`s more stunt riding for me then! LOL :helpsmilie:bier

Bliss 7 May 2013 20:42

Thining very hard now to book a ferry, outbound from Denmark on 18th June.... :innocent:
Is 4 weeks not too long by any chance?

Bliss 15 May 2013 01:51

It is done!
Leaving Hirsthals on the 18th June!! :D

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...:Beach:

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

cyber-zebb, Awesome Mawson??

AliBaba 15 May 2013 07:10


Originally Posted by Bliss (Post 422237)
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:thumbup1: Three digit F roads (Fxxx) are the best, try F910 and the old F910 after taking a bath in Askja.



Spingse 23 May 2013 20:23

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 :thumbup1:)
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)

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