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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #161
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Interesting. How much does it cost to bring your car to Iceland ? Was it high sea at some point ?

Where did you drive from Seydisfjordur? I think most people don't realize how big Iceland is. It's a 700km drive from the ferry in Seydisfjordur to Reykjavik and at least 300km to Akureyri.
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i did rent a 4x4 octavia.. which could do the job very good.

From Seydisfjordur it would take a big day to come to Reykjavik. The road is for about 90% paved.

But for most of the people it would take 2

Biggest problem to get around was... That there was a kodak moment just about around every corner......
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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:54 PM   #163
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i did rent a 4x4 octavia.. which could do the job very good.

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I have read that rental cars in Iceland are very expensive, having in mind all the poor road conditions and the gravel which means the car easilly gets scratches. So returning the vehicle in the state that you picked it up is difficult.

I wonder if it's not cheaper to bring your own car if you are planning to stay a week and drive around all Iceland. If you could also sleep in your car you would save additonal hotel costs. Sleeping in your car must be safe on Iceland no risk of getting assulted by fake cops or exposed to gas injected in to the car by thieves.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:15 PM   #164
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But aren't ferries from Scotland very expensive? Do they have Norway-Iceland ferries?
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Old May 7th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #165
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There is a ferry from Denmark to Iceland. It also calls port at Bergen and the Faroe Islands if I'm correct.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #166
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I have read that rental cars in Iceland are very expensive, having in mind all the poor road conditions and the gravel which means the car easilly gets scratches. So returning the vehicle in the state that you picked it up is difficult.
Yes! Sand and ashes can cause a lot of damage.. I was lucky to avoid those damages, but took an extra insurance anyway. Other off the road monstertrucks cause also problems they cause windshiled damages...

138836 ikr i paid.. drove 2600km 3 x50 Liter of diesel i think.. Dunno if it is much
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Old May 7th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #167
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There is a ferry from Denmark to Iceland. It also calls port at Bergen and the Faroe Islands if I'm correct.
The only ferry is seasonal and it departs from Hirtshals, DK

All other services are cancelled.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #169
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The only ferry is seasonal and it departs from Hirtshals, DK

All other services are cancelled.
Even for trucks? It's strange that an entire European country can remain so isolated...
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Old May 7th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #170
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Even for trucks? It's strange that an entire European country can remain so isolated...
The season is march-october because the sea in the north atlantic can be very rough.

It means that it's a high risk that your car would be tossed around and finally wrecked inside the ferry if the weather is too bad, which it probably is in the afterseason.

I have watched many videos and photos from Iceland and trucks seem to be rare.

I presume that cargo ships handle most of the goods needed for import and that iceland is self supporting in many areas. The isolation is relative, the ferry takes 49 hours, a flight to nearby Scandinavia takes about 3 hours, compare that to St Helena in the Atlantic where there is no airport and the only ferry to the mainland takes 6 days= 144 hours
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Most settlements in Iceland are along the coast, so I assume most freight transport is by ship, like in Japan. Additionally, most towns are so small a single truckload is probably sufficient to supply multiple supermarkets for a week.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #172
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Most settlements in Iceland are along the coast, so I assume most freight transport is by ship, like in Japan. Additionally, most towns are so small a single truckload is probably sufficient to supply multiple supermarkets for a week.
I don't think there is any type of long distance distribution of goods with trucks in Iceland. If import goods arrive with ship or aircraft in Reykjavik it will probably arrive the same way in the port or airport of the second city Akureyri (pop 17.000)

Judging by the photos of the ringroad no 1 it doesn't seem to meet the demands of a heavy truck with trailer.
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I met on routenumber one, i guess, 5trucks..... That says enough. Nobody lives in northe east and east.. And nobodu in the center of the island.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:27 AM   #174
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I met on routenumber one, i guess, 5trucks..... That says enough. Nobody lives in northe east and east.. And nobodu in the center of the island.
Were those big trucks with trailers or smaller delivery trucks ?

Would like to see some truck photos from Iceland.
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Big trucks... I will upload pic later
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Old June 21st, 2013, 03:11 PM   #177
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Yes! Trucks in Iceland
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That bridge looks... fragile.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 02:47 AM   #179
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Is there any motorway or dual road in Iceland? I think that their traffic intensity is very low.
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There are some motorway-style roads around Reykjavík.
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