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.


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Dave222

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23 May 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Iceland Motorcycle Hire

Hi

i have had a look at the Iceland page and tried to contact the chaps at the Biking Viking site.

Are they the only company now to hire motor bikes in Iceland we are looking at going in 2013. Has anyone had experiance of them.

Cheers

Ian
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Germany (near Hamburg)
Posts: 67
Not been to Iceland, but on the wish list for 2013.

There is a Ride Report over on the UKGSer Forum:

Iceland a video ride report - ::. UKGSer.com .::

There are three excellent short videos and I think the first one covers their (3 guys) arrival and collection of bikes from Biking Viking. I think they were happy enough with Biking Viking and found them very helpful, etc.

The downside is that their insurance does not cover river crossings, so if you drown the bike, you could end up kissing goodbye to your €2000 deposit (or whatever value it is).

Grey Beard
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27 May 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: basauri
Posts: 19
Hi.

I've been to Iceland in 2010 and rented the bike with Biking Viking. No problem at all with them.

The only thing they commented, more than once, was that the insurance didn't cover river crossing, nothing else.

You can find details and pictures of that travel in the link below. It's in perfect spanish, but there is enclosed a traslator.

Basauritik mundura... motorrez: 2010 - ISLANDIA en moto

Regards.
Angel.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7 Nov 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stockport, UK
Posts: 1
Question Anyone have recent experience of Biking Viking in Iceland

Hi,

I am considering booking a one-week trip with Biking Viking in Iceland next June. The price of 3100 Euros seems very high, particularly as there is a 2000 Euros bond against damage to the bike. Has anyone out there in the HUBB any recent experience of this company? It may just be that Iceland is expensive in general but if this trip does turn out to be unusually expensive I may consider ferrying my own XT660Z over via Denmark as I could then spend longer riding there.

Any thought very welcome! Regards, stevearmstrongmatchless.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
The costs of car hire in Iceland has come down a lot lately, but the MC hire was very very expensive. Bikes go free from Denmark in 2013 at certain times.I am looking at ferrying the bike over and flying there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24 Nov 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave222 View Post
Bikes go free from Denmark in 2013 at certain times.I am looking at ferrying the bike over and flying there.
Do you have any details, such as a web link?
Also, how does that work i.e. how is a bike shipped without the rider? (I read about this somewhere else but took it to mean that the bike would be accompanied on a ro-ro type of ferry).
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
[QUOTE=Walkabout;401689]Do you have any details, such as a web link?
Also, how does that work i.e. how is a bike shipped without the rider? (I read about this somewhere else but took it to mean that the bik

I'm still trying to find out about this.

The link for the ferry is in the Iceland thread : Motorcycles go free to Iceland on Smyril ferries in summer 2013
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27 Nov 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,370
Smyril it is then

[QUOTE=Dave222;402123]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkabout View Post
Do you have any details, such as a web link?
Also, how does that work i.e. how is a bike shipped without the rider? (I read about this somewhere else but took it to mean that the bik

I'm still trying to find out about this.

The link for the ferry is in the Iceland thread : Motorcycles go free to Iceland on Smyril ferries in summer 2013
Sorry guys to move off topic from the original hiring -
Smyril have this offer which is based on booking a cabin for two persons (and it sounds like that is for one bike).
Smyril Line - MC offer: To Iceland in high season

That is for the high season.
They have a load of other offers concerning other types of transport.
Smyril Line - Special offers
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27 Nov 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
Yes thats the link thats already there in the Iceland section,you just need to look ,and this IS the Iceland section.....



This post......?

Motorcycles go free to Iceland on Smyril ferries in summer 2013
Scroll down this link for prices.


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

Also Faroes

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

Share

Last edited by Dave222; 1 Week Ago at 08:53.

Last edited by Dave222; 27 Nov 2012 at 22:30.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 4 Dec 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Posts: 6
Icelander here, new on the forum; I have NO relation whatsoever to any of the bike rentals, but I just wanted to add my guess as to why renting bikes is expensive here.

Taxes and tariffs on cars and motorcycles are pretty high I think. for example, an €8000 bike costs €13000 after fees - not including dealer markup. (We do get something for the taxes, such as good roads in a largely unpopulated country ...) Then I don't think motorcycle insurance is cheap here - €600/year isn't uncommon for privately owned bikes; rental insurance is surely higher.

Given these economic barriers, motorcycle rental is unfortunately not as mainstream as it could be here. Therefore I believe the motorcycle rental companies have a strong incentive to service the higher end of the market. Overall, it seems that renters get well maintained specimens of solid brands - KTMs and BMWs - an friendly, flexible, and competent service.

This is speculation on my part - but I am quite sure that the prices of rental motorcycles are largely dictated by the market environment — and that renters also do get something for the money.

If you have a bike and you can get it on the Norræna / Smyril Line ferry, then that's clearly worth looking at.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 4 Mar 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Unique experience in Iceland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadget1 View Post
Hi

i have had a look at the Iceland page and tried to contact the chaps at the Biking Viking site.

Are they the only company now to hire motor bikes in Iceland we are looking at going in 2013. Has anyone had experiance of them.

Cheers

Ian
Here is an option for you Iceland Rental Bikes I think that this would be an interesting motorcycle ride with Royal Enfield around Iceland.

Oddur
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 5 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 5 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tours/bike hire in Indonesia Laura Bennitt Tours 0 19 Apr 2012 12:55
New Zealand Bike Hire biketothefuture Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 2 14 Mar 2012 00:13
Hire & Ride in Manaus, Brazil ? Dogo South America 0 6 Mar 2012 21:18
Bike hire Australia colsan1 Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 9 4 Mar 2012 13:59
4 x 4 Hire Nairobi to Windhoek hammerntongues 4WD Overland TRAVEL 1 26 Nov 2011 22:53

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


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 23:36.