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elaine swindells
21-08-2012, 11:11

Has anyone ever been to Iceland in their Motorhome to see northern lights, if anyone has any information I would be most grateful

Thanks: Elaine

21-08-2012, 11:29
Can't help, but I'm so jealous - definately one for the bucket list. Have a good time.:have fun:

elaine swindells
21-08-2012, 12:18
Thanks. not sure if we are going it all depends on cost, but its a bucket list for sure:

21-08-2012, 17:52
930 Euros each way for 2 people and a 7m van!!! See Smyril Line - Transportation Fares 2012 (price calculator) (http://www.smyrilline.com/prices/Prices_2012/Price_Calculator_2012.aspx) :(

elaine swindells
22-08-2012, 08:56
Great thanks for your help

Tony Lee
22-08-2012, 12:10
It isn't the cost of getting to Iceland, its the practicality.

Top corner of iceland is only 30 km below the Arctic Circle. Nice place in summer when there is 22 hours of daylight - which is why we are going back next summer, this time for three months.

In winter it is 22 hours of darkness in the north and there will be no campgrounds open, no water and no dump points, the roads have no safety rails and are built up very high to try to keep the snow off them and might be fog-bound for days even assuming they will be open. We had trouble getting from the ferry terminal up to the number one road in the middle of summer because the fog set in after lunch and we just couldn't see the road in front of us. Had to pull off the road as far as possible and hope no-one collected the back corner driving past.

View next morning when the fog cleared7589

Lots of research needed before you just head off - but at least the ferry fares are cheap, only because few want to go to Iceland in the winter. Weather might be said to be relatively mild, but VERY unpredictable.

Check the ferry timetable. Runs less often in winter - and no longer calls at Scrabster anyway so you would first have to drive to Denmark.

Also, unless things have changed, there is no autogas available in Iceland and you would need to check how you would get gas supplies because the heater would likely be running 24/7

Casperthe Ghost
22-08-2012, 20:45
Hi Tony liked your photo of the top of the word road and Valdez we did Bellingham to Fairbanks up over the Yukon River ferry at Dawson and then the top of the world road then down to Anchorage and then caught salmon at Valdez it was so easy they were committing suicide then down to prince george and caught the ferry over to the Island and drove back down and back to Bellingham it was a memorable trip
would love to do it again some day.