Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Transport

Trip Transport Shipping the bike and yourself.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

UK Motorcycle Shipping Experts!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 7 Mar 2006
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lafayette, New Jersey, USA
Posts: 8
Ferries or fishing boats to Greenland?

I'm a longtime lurker, first time poster..
I want to plan a trip from New Jersey, USA to Greenland this summer. I'd like to ride as far north into Canada as I can and find the nearest land to land point and hopscotch over to Greenland. Then I'd like to ride as far north into G.L. as I can from there, depending on gasoline availability. My question is; are there any ferries that go from either Newfoundland or Baffin Island to G.L.? If not, would there be someway I could pay off a fishing boat or freighter that would be going that way to take me and my bike. I'd even offer to pay and work on the boat for the ride over. I'd like to make the trip as adventurous as possible, and just sort of make my way up ther "by hook or by crook". I was wondering if any body has tried this method to get across the water from point A to B anywhere in the area, or anywhere else for that matter.
Thanks for any and all replies

[This message has been edited by dirtman2001 (edited 07 March 2006).]
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2006
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: melbourne,victoria, australia
Posts: 9
g'day wally

i am looking for the exact same answer.....but from what i gather from the lonely planet thorn tree forum, it's not possible

i still wonder if u can arrange something by speaking to someone on the ground in n'foundland

i have been emailing their travel dept and they have been wonderfully helpful so far...not asked em this question tho lol

will let u know if i get anything

or u can ask em yrself...


good luck

ps if u get anything, can u let me know


Reply With Quote
Old 12 Apr 2006
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 81
Sorry no info, but sounds like a great trip
Good luck
Reply With Quote
Old 14 Apr 2006
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: villa carlos paz, cordoba, argentina
Posts: 17

I`ve been in Greenland 13 years ago as an exchange student, it was the best experience in my life. In that time many towns had no airport and certainly there where no roads connecting towns, so the only way to travel was by helicopter because the sea was frozen during winter no ship will sail (i was in Assiat, near Disco Island). in the south part ships and vessels work will all year round. I do´t think the situation changed a lot,so riding a bike it´s almost impossible,besides , they where prohibited by law in that time, don´t know why.
good luck with your plans.
Reply With Quote

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


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


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 19:05.