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2712 09-30-2012 03:10 AM

August 2012, Crossing Iceland
 
Hey,

I didnt really get to the picture and text part of my journey but i did already make a 8 minute movie to give an impression about how i experienced iceland on my motorbike. A small teaser, i drop the bike 2ce in the water.:evil

Now comes the difficult work of processing 1500 pictures.:lol3

anyone knows how to embed a youtube vid here?


The Little Movie

Wildman 09-30-2012 03:27 AM

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NGfL7-Jb8bI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

EvilClown 09-30-2012 04:16 AM

Great video! We were just talking about Iceland last night. It's on the list.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2712 (Post 19711165)
anyone knows how to embed a youtube vid here?


The Little Movie

Great tutorial here. Good place to test your new mad skills is here.


Post up the pics as you can.

:lurk



edit: tell us about this ferry.

2712 09-30-2012 01:01 PM

So i was thinking about making a trip for august 2012.
I had still 5 weeks of vacation to plan and at first i wanted to ride to azarbijan and back, 14000 km true eastern europe and russia. But then i met Göran here on advrider.com and eventually i just booked my ticket.

I would leave for the 7th of august in Denmark and stay in Iceland for 3 weeks until the 28th of August!

Booking the ticket was fairly easy, as you only have one company, Smyril Line to book from.
I paid 910 euro's for a return ticket in a 4 bed berth including 4 meals.
Its a 2 day and 2 night trip each way. Afterwards i noticed that you could get the ticket for less if you booked from the .is or a scandinavian site instaid of the .com site. Even better conditions if you have an adress on Iceland to book for.

anyways.

Let the planning begin! I started to read about iceland and the preparations people make, especially the ford crossing made me nervouse in a positive way. I was going to cross and i was going to be prepeared!

So i made myself a snorkel and installed it about a month before departure in July.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...36887143_n.jpg

Basicly what i did was cutting off a piece of swimmingpool vacume cleaner hose and by chance it fittet like a glove with the snorcle of bmw. It took me a while to figure out how to mount it in a way that i could easaly check the airfilter. But i did it and made a pretty decent job.:clap

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1088/wp000098x.jpg


http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7645/wp000100r.jpg

I alsow bought a foam oiled airfilter from touratech, just be be sure, you dont want your paper stocker to be wet and since they warned me about hip deep water to cross, i just made sure that i was prepared.

Now thinking about that tought, i would have never crossed a hip deep ford, i dont have the skill, its to scary and i dont want to mess up my bike or luggage:1drink

Wolfgang55 10-01-2012 09:57 AM

Very good vid.....looks like a good ride w/ 2wd Ural & your snorkle.

2712 10-11-2012 07:03 AM

i would update this topic every day, but because of problems in the family, i put it on hold for a few weeks.

2712 09-09-2013 07:40 AM

So since my last post, my father died.

anyways, im starting to feel a bit better by now and i'm wondering if it would be interesting if i picked up the topic again and told the story?

Better late then never?:freaky

jwalters 09-09-2013 09:33 AM

Sorry for your loss.

And for the record, I'm subscribed! I'd love to hear more about this trip! Great video too!

oldNbold 09-09-2013 12:38 PM

Cant wait to read more. I would love to go to Iceland.

EvilClown 09-09-2013 08:38 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Please continue...

:lurk


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