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/trv/ 2282: Iceland

maiklam Avatar
maiklam:#2282

Hello Bernd,

tell me something about Iceland, have you ever been to Iceland? If yes, how do you get around?

I have thought about traveling to Iceland this summer. But i am not sure how to travel around. Is rent a car a good idea? What i saw online is that it is pretty expensive, mostly 100 € per day. By Bus? from city to city and rent a bicycle to explore the environment?

How about camping? Is this possible?

mactopus Avatar
mactopus:#2283

>>2282
Didn't we have an Iceland thread already? I can't find one however, maybe it was /int/ though.

Anyway: camping is possible, even wild camping:
>Camping with no more than three tents is allowed on uncultivated ground for a single night, unless the landowner has posted a notice to the contrary. However, campers should always use designated campsites where they do exist. Do not camp close to farms without permission. If a group of more than three tents is involved, these campers must seek permission from the landowner before setting up camp outside marked campsite areas.
http://uk.visiticeland.com/TravelGuide/Rightsandobligations

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/sep/29/iceland-wild-camping-hitchhiking

otozk Avatar
otozk:#2284

>>2283
>Didn't we have an Iceland thread already? I can't find one however, maybe it was /int/ though.
Me neither, but i thought there was recently a thread about Iceland.

but thanks for the camping informations.

Have read a few travologues, and i am pretty sure that i really want to go to Iceland. I am familiar with backpacking but it looks like i have to rent a car to get around. I only have 2 weeks this summer.

strikewan Avatar
strikewan:#2285

You could bring a car on the ferry but if you're alone, it wouldn't be much cheaper.
Bus is possible, but you'd miss most of the nature; when we drove along the ring road, we would often spontaneously stop and explore a waterfall or abandoned farm.
People I know have hiked and biked across Iceland, so it's definitely possible and if your bike breaks down, the country is very hitchhiker friendly. In my experience, every third car or so will stop for you and take you at least somewhere.

I am a minor Icelandboo, ask me things.

greenbes Avatar
greenbes:#2286

>>2285
>I am a minor Icelandboo, ask me things.
i genauso, bin übrigens a a Bayer.

>People I know have hiked and biked across Iceland
the problem is i have only 14 days for this summer ;__; so biking isn't really an option.

>when we drove along the ring road
How much time did you had? Did you rent your car? how many people were with you? How much money did you, roughly, spent? Have you slept in the car?

iamsteffen Avatar
iamsteffen:#2287

>>2286
14 days are still doable but they wouldn't leave much time for exploration if you plan on taking the ring road.
> How much time did you had?
All in all I spent 20 days abroad, five of them travelling across germany or denmark or slacking off in Berlin, five in the ferry (there and back, 2.5 days each), ten in Iceland itself.

>Did you rent your car? how many people were with you?
We were eight people from all across Germany and took two cars with us on the ferry. It came cheaper than flying and then renting the cars, the stops on the Faroes were a nice bonus. It probably would be more expensive than flying for you but I didn't plan it back then.

>How much money did you, roughly, spent? Have you slept in the car?
About 800€ I think, 650 for ferry, fuel and various accomodations, the rest for food and the usual tourist stuff.
We slept in youth hostels for three nights (one night in each Akureyri, Reykjavik, and Höfn) and in a holiday house near Rvk for the rest of the time. From there we hitchhiked/drove into Rvk or simply slacked off, played games or sang campfire songs.

canapud Avatar
canapud:#2299

>>2285
What's the general cost for a ferry? Do certain cars cost more to ship over? What about fuel costs? Do I need to register my car in Iceland? What about driving my car in the wilderness, can I even do that?

terpimost Avatar
terpimost:#2304

>>2299
> What's the general cost for a ferry?
> Do certain cars cost more to ship over?
http://www.smyrilline.com/Denmark-Iceland-18555.aspx
> What about fuel costs?
Roughly european I think, if not less. They drive SUVs over there.
> Do I need to register my car in Iceland?
No idea.
> What about driving my car in the wilderness, can I even do that?
As long as there's a track, yes. Over the soil itself, not so much.

giuliusa Avatar
giuliusa:#4155

>>2282
You can take a bus around the country.
And you can bring a bicycle to reach the places busses skip.
t.Iceland

dwardt Avatar
dwardt:#4156

And yes camping is a good idea in summer
Prices of everything are currently high though
t. Iceland

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