Does anybody know how to fly or boat a bike from Can or u.s. to Iceland or Greenland

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Nanuq, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    I'm just curious if anybody out their has done it- there are ferry's from Greenland to Iceland and from Iceland to Holland. I just thought that might be a fun rought into Europe.


    All thoughts welome!:D
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  2. damurph

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    Being the closest point to Greenland there are lots of fishing boats that go near there from this area. Whether you could hire some space for the trip as the only thing they have aboard would be nets? I would also think they would only stop there for a medical emergency so steaming close might be as good as that gets.
    Once a year a charter flight comes here from Iceland. Prices for goods are very high there and variety is limited so the flight is arrange for a christmas shopping spree. Normally they would fly to Europe and then trans atlantic.
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    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I just found out there is a shipping company from Iceland that goes to Boston MA, Portland ME, Halifax NS and Argentia,NL and back to Reykjavic. Eimskip is the oldest shipping company in Iceland and i know they do containers as i have seen them here on the dock.
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  5. KingKenny

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    There is a ferry from Iceland to Hirtshals Denmark, its a three day journey, with a stop at the Faroe Islands. This will be one of my first trips as soon as I can aford an adventure bike.

    I have never ridden a motorcycle in Iceland, but the nature there is amazing and totaly different to anything else I've ever seen else in the world. Reykjavik is also a fun city :freaky

    From Hirtshals to Amsterdam is a 8 - 10 hour ride.
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    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Thank you so much for this information. I'm excited for you, which bik are yo looking at?
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  7. KingKenny

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    Here is one of the ferrys that goes from Iceland to the Faroe Island and to Denmark. http://www.smyrilline.com/

    Im considering a Triumph Tiger 800xc or a Bmw f800gs, but money is a bit tight at the moment, so I'll probably get one to next season and do Iceland by bike then :)
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  8. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    I got a quote from Eimskip last fall for shipping a bike from Halifax to Iceland for around $1200(plus or minus). In the same thread on here a guy flew his bike from New York for $1400.
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  9. Witold

    Witold Been here awhile

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    Very interesting. I just used their site and it gave me a quote for 252 euro from Denmark to Iceland. That includes 1 shared cabin space and motorcycle shipping. That seems very reasonable.
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  10. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    I got a quote for 803 euro return
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  11. Witold

    Witold Been here awhile

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    My quote was 1 way. (so about 500 euro return)

    Considering the seasonality of the countries, exact travel dates probably make a big difference in price.
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  12. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    I haven't read the whole thread so I may step on some toes. There are flights from Halifax to Iceland, try that!
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  13. eejespersen

    eejespersen n00b

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    You could be lucky checking with Eimskips rivals Samskip.
    They can be found here: www.samskip.com

    I'm not sure, but I think Royal Artic Line has a route to Iceland as well. Check out www.ral.gl

    On the Greenland question, there's a national ban on motorcycles on the whole of Greenland. I imagine the Thule base is exempted. Then again, there's no roads connecting anything on Greenland, so there's no point bringing a bike there.
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  14. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    I don't think I've ever come across anyone who actually lives on the Faroe Islands. Are they many motorbikes?
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