Travel to Iceland 2016. Part 1. The route
- May 08 10:28 AM GTM
- Category: Adventure
- Class: Cafe Racers and Bobbers
Hello. So, now I will tell you about the initial stage of preparation for the trip to Iceland on the motorcycle Honda CB400SS and, in fact, the prospective route through Iceland itself. And also about the current prices and timing.
As I travel on a motorbike not particularly designed to force the deep fords, which Iceland is so famous for, I chose the end of August - the beginning of September, as the time of the lowest water level in the rivers - on August 23 the ferry departs from the Hirtshals dock, Denmark, and on September 7 from Seydiesfjordur, Iceland. 12 days is enough for me to shoot at all points of the route, even if something goes wrong :)
Route to Iceland
The kilometrage before the ferry in Denmark is small:
Helsinki - Stockholm - Ferry
Stockholm - Gothenburg ~ 615 km
Gothenburg - Frederikshavn - ferry
Frederikshavn - Hirtshals ~ 49 km
Hirtshals - Seydiesfjordur - ferry
Total: I have two days to get to the ferry in Iceland. These moments I will more accurately work out when booking all three ferries.
The route to Iceland is 2846 km
We proceed to the most interesting. In total, I outlined 28 points that are worth visiting. The ferry arrives to the very edge of the island to the east, which means I will move clockwise to take pictures of the steepest places at the beginning of the trip - the valleys of Landmannalaugar, Tormørk and Laki, where I plan to spend a minimum of 3-4 days.
In the valley area, there are only primers - F261, F210, F233, F235 and F208. Three-digit designations with the letter F are roads of a higher complexity category, at which deep fords with fast currents are likely. Water can go up to a meter, and at the bottom hide large cobblestones. Something like this:
The most expensive in this journey is the ferry Denmark-Iceland. I booked tickets in February.
The whole route around Iceland I planned to live in a tent :) These will be both camping sites and wild non-tourist places.
Not the most important question. In short: with a gas cylinder, a burner, oatmeal, buckwheat, pasta and etc. Spartan diet + a number of local delicacies.
About the navigation, the preparation of a motorcycle and a list of what I took with myself - in the next posts.