For a meeting in Reykjavik on Iceland with friends that I made in the past as we all been part of the internet plattform VirtualTourist.com (bought and closed by Tripadvisor) I investigated options to reach and travel that country for a reasonable prize. Decision came to bring my own car and with it my outdoor equipment (cooking and tent). I came across that there is a ferry operating between Hirtshals (Denmark) and Seyðisfjörður (Eastern Iceland). It is not cheap, but in general Iceland is not a budget destination and I think with many options you end up at the same prize. Here it is important to know that staying overnight out of camping facilities with camping cars is not allowed anymore. Tents should also be pitched on official campsites. The tolerance of Icelandic people towards this kind of tourism has suffered from misbehavior of many. Seeing signs “Icelands nature is not a toilet” maybe explains a part of what I mean. Too many people ignore signs and behave really stupid… I have already seen several cases after three days but will refer to that in some other post.
On the ferry you have different options to rest during the nights. You can book in a 6 person cabin, 4 person cabin and double cabin (also single use). I couldn’t get a single cabin for my trip to Iceland, as I was too late. But we were three people in the 4 person cabin and had a good time discovering the boat. There are two bars, two restaurants, a shop and few other facilities to spend the time. You will be on board for three nights with a longer stop on the Färörn Islands on which Smyril Line has their headquarter. At that stop you can leave the boat for about four hours to explore the capital Torshavn. There is much to see for the time but that is another story.
If you are interested in taking the ferry, you can have a look at the webpage of Smyril Line which I added at the bottom of the posting (emblem). Here first some photos of the ferry, which is one of the only ferries operating on the high seas. As you see, I was quite lucky with the weather. Lets see what comes on my way back, as I am still on Iceland.