Iceland – Trip Summary, Facts & Figures

15th August 2015

Duration62 days total
30 days in Iceland (IS)
10 days in The Faroe Islands (FO)
17 days travelling between UK and Hirtshals
5 days on board M/S Norröna
Mileage4,414 total
2,030 around Iceland (some unsealed and rough!)
258 around The Faroe Islands
2,126 UK to Hirtshals return
XratesEuro 1.39 = £1
ISK 205 = £1
DKK 10.3 = £1
DieselISISK 211 per ltr (ISK 206 with discount card issued with camping card or pushed under wiper on ferry)
FODKK 7.98 per ltr
GasNo Autogas filling points in either Iceland or The Faroe Islands and very few in Denmark.
FerryHirtshals/IS/FO/Hirtshals – €3,135 for 5.99m van, cabin with view and meal package for two.
Food/alcoholGenerally found to be not excessively more that UK prices but no doubt this was helped by the good exchange rates at the time of our visit. Limited selection of fresh vegetables but otherwise no difficulty in obtaining provisions.
CampingISPurchased Camping Card on ferry for €105 which gave access to 42 camping sites for up to 28 nights for 2 adults. A Lodging Tax of ISK 111 per night had to be paid to the site and hook up & WiFi were usually extra. If paying, sites usually charged between ISK600 – 800 per person per night with reduced rates for people aged 67 and over.
16 nights on camping card sites, 12 nights on other sites and 2 nights wild camping. Not all camping sites had toilet cassette emptying facilities but alternatives were available see this link http://goo.gl/RE9tLy for full details.
FOUsually charged a set fee per unit of between DKK 15 – 20 per night with varying extras. All nights on camp sites (no wild camping permitted).
Mobile phoneISIncluded in my EE calling package so purchased data only SIM from the national operator Siminn with an add on data allowance for use in a second smartphone which was shared via a Motorhome WiFi iBoost unit and a personal hotspot between all three vans. Coverage very good.
FOAccepted roaming call charges and purchased data only SIM from the national operator Føroya Tele with an add on data allowance for use in a second smartphone which was shared via a Motorhome WiFi iBoost unit and a personal hotspot between all three vans. Used BT SmartTalk app for Wi-Fi calling back to UK to avoid roaming costs. Coverage very good.

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