A dream for many Icelandic enthusiasts: taking the own car to beautiful Iceland, no weight limits for the luggage and, if taking a van, always having an accommodation with you!
But what needs to be considered for the trip? We have summarized some information:
The ferry to Iceland departs from Hirtshals in northern Denmark and arrives at Seyðisfjörður, eastern Iceland. The crossing takes 2 – 2.5 days (depending on the length of stay on the Faroe Islands) and runs weekly between Iceland and Denmark.
The trip can be booked online via the website of Smyril Line, which is currently (so far as we know) the only provider of a trip via ferry to Iceland (https://www.smyrilline.de). The shipping company’s “Norröna” has been renovated in recent years and some areas have been completely rebuilt. You can now find new seating places on deck at the front of the ship with additional wind protection that invites you to linger. There is also a newly added lounge on the top deck, with many deep windows, which gives you a real “cruise feeling” due to the panorama view.
Concerning the cabins, you can choose between shared rooms or even suites with windows. When it comes to vehicles, there isn’t quite as much choice – the height and width of the vehicle determine the size category (small – medium – large) and accordingly also the cost of the crossing.
A breakfast buffet and two restaurants are provided for catering on board, which can be booked individually in advance or on the ferry.
3 hot tubs on deck with a view of the open sea ensure sufficient relaxation on the crossing and those who wish to exercise can use the fitness room below deck as well as the pool or even the sauna afterwards!
Now the vacation can begin!
From experience, we can summarize the following points that may be important to know beforehand:
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A land of fire and ice, with more sheep than inhabitants, characterized by a unique nature! This is just a brief description of such a diverse country. While a volcano may erupt on one side of the country, you can hike a glacier, admire the Northern Lights, or take a bath in a hot spring on the other side of the country - at the same time.
This not only speaks for diversity, but also for spontaneity, which is also reflected in the changeable weather in Iceland. A popular Icelandic saying is "If you do not like the current weather, just wait for five minutes".
In contrast to this inconsistency, one thing is constant and that is the enthusiasm for Icelandic horses! The Vikings brought horses to the island in the 9th century.
To find out more about Iceland, you can find travelogues, reports, or interesting facts here in the UNDRA Journal!
The confirmation of the payment and the release of the booked functionalities can take up to 5 minutes.