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JMG



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Iceland Trip

Setting off tomorrow at 3.00am for the Dover to Calais 06.40.
We are aiming for the top of Denmark for the three day ferry over to Iceland with a five hour stop on the Faroe Islands.
Roof tent and truck all packed, and anything not in the truck now, isn’t coming.
Have been checking the weather for Iceland and hopefully it will have run out of rain by the time we get there.


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Bluest



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Are you going with Protrax? Noticed they are departing today too. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Enjoy and remember plenty of photos for us left back in the UK


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Alex1976



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Have an amazing time. I was there in Nov 16 but flew in and hired a 110 from ISAK. It was mind blowing!

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Have a great trip, safe travels and lots of photos/updates/routes/experiences, please Thumbs Up James

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Countryman2



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Do you mind me asking how much the ferries cost, and who the company is, as would like to do the trip myself sometime in the future?

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camelman



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HAve a shufty here http://www.smyrilline.com/the-journey

when we did it, you could go from Aberdeen to Shetland, then from Shetland to Faores and through to Iceland.

I think the routes have changed a bit which is why most people now drive up to Northern Denmark

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Countryman2



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Thanks. We did it that route as well in the 80s in a 2CV. Suspension was never the same again! Would like to do it again in the 90. Will have a look at the website.

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L110CDL



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Have a great trip Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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JMG



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Yes to the first question we are traveling with Protrax, a good bunch, with 11 vehicles now that we are all together.
Just stopped today for a few hours on the Faroe Islands and then off again this afternoon to Iceland, getting there tomorrow afternoon

Little ferry crossing in Denmark

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Leaving Denmark


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Arriving at the Faroe Islands





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L110CDL



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Many thanks for the update and pic's Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Bluest



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Looks fabulous, enjoy! Charles and Yvonne are great. And say high to Ron and Graham Wink 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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JMG



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Just pulled into a little roadside place for a bowl of the local lamb soup
Amazing place just spent the last three days with no tarmac in sight. Amazing country side, and volcanoes to see.



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Would recommend this location to all, absolutely amazing but extremely cold at night...... sleeping bags & quilt.

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Vogler



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Happy for you (and a bit jealous too), enjoy it Thumbs Up
Worst thing about Iceland is that you'll want to go back...
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If I'm not mistaken this is just a bit up the road from the Hrauneyjar::


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Daunting when you consider the vast emptiness that you will be travelling through...

Have fun,

Joris

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JMG



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Just found a bit of WiFi so a little update......
Days are amazing and nights are freezing cold so anybody that fancies a trip like this, needs to tog up on the sleeping bag front. We popped into Reykjavik for a nose around the off road show that apparently only runs every ten years.

Could really fancy this, apparently a set of these wheels and tyres come in at six grand....

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The motor.

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This stuff in hot chocolate is the business



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The blue lagoon....


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