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Old 29 July 2009, 03:28   #1
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Iceland cruise 2011

Any one interested in spending their holiday of a lifetime in Iceland latter part of July 2011 for fortnight by bringing their rib across the pond to Iceland (by ship/ferry), we are planning cruise in Faxafloi, Breidafjordur (which has hundreds of fantastic islands and wildlife and history) then finally Vestmannaeyjar where again there are high cliff islands, magnificent scenery and experiance of a lifetime.

Further information and details will be provided to those interested.

Those who are interested in beeing kept informed send me PM or email to bogi@sjosport.is

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Old 29 July 2009, 03:40   #2
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Brief information to start with can be found on following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faxafl%C3%B3i

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brei%C3...C3%B6r%C3%B0ur

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestmannaeyjar

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Trip of a Lifetime

Hi Bogi,

This sounds like a fantastic trip but the last time I tried to get to Iceland we didn't quite make it

Maybe I just fly over and join you guy's assumming the plane does not crash
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Hi Bogi,

This sounds like a fantastic trip but the last time I tried to get to Iceland we didn't quite make it

Maybe I just fly over and join you guy's assumming the plane does not crash
It would be great to have you both and diving can be arranged if interested as we have pro divers in our club.

Kevin, I am sure the plane will reach destination, they have so far unless the destination suddenly become mid Atlantic ocean.......

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Sounds great Bogi, but the ferry no longer connects from the UK, let alone Ireland. A tow to Denmark first does not appeal!

Maybe Emskip would do a bulk deal? What is the situation with temporary importation of a small boat into Iceland?
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Sounds great Bogi, but the ferry no longer connects from the UK, let alone Ireland. A tow to Denmark first does not appeal!

Maybe Emskip would do a bulk deal? What is the situation with temporary importation of a small boat into Iceland?
As for this year the ferry is not going, but the option will be under valuation in October for 2010 and 2011 to sail back to Scrapster.

We have contacted Samskip and Eimskip who both sail from Immingham (near Hull) and ballpark figure shall be available mid August, not guaranteed rate but at least something to work from.

Temporary importation of small boats into Iceland is not a problem, will be treated similar way as you take your car across apart you do not have to pay or put in deposit on car tax.

The exchange rate at the moment is on real favour for visitors.
GBP = 211,11 ISK
EUR = 181,37 ISK

Based on that fuel price is
Petrol
GBP 0,88 pr. liter
EUR 1,02 pr. liter
Diesel (red)
GBP 0,55 pr. liter
EUR 0,64 pr. liter

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For those of you interested in photos, from our Vestmannaeyjar tour can be seen here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31148

Pictures from Faxafloi can be seen here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=30205

Will source pictures from Breidafjordur as that area I havenīt explored a lot to be honest.

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Following is a recent video from Vestmannaeyjar that will be one of the main event cruising around the islands and cliffs.



We are now preparing documentation to handout at RIBex as we plan to have stand there introducing this event of lifetime for European RIBbers spending their nearly fortnight holiday in Iceland 2011.

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Following is a recent video from Vestmannaeyjar that will be one of the main event cruising around the islands and cliffs.



We are now preparing documentation to handout at RIBex as we plan to have stand there introducing this event of lifetime for European RIBbers spending their nearly fortnight holiday in Iceland 2011.

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If you want some press for the trip email me at cookee@btconnect.com and I'll write an article.
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Interesting concept going to Iceland, such an unusual place. Although my brief experience of a diving exped there in the summer of 2002 for 4 weeks was that the weather was on the whole dreadful. Windy, wet and cool 10C and the people we worked with said if you think this was bad you should come in the winter! I saw some great sights and actually went for a bril dive in the huge lake near the old parliment site. As for the other dives, the underwater vis was not to put a finer point on it awful.

Gullfoss was excellent and the locals were lovely and friendly, hot tubs well worth it but take your own alcohol as a round of drinks will empty your wallet.

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