- Return ferry crossings Hirtshals-Tórshavn-Seyðisfjörður (Smyril Lines) in a twin bed inside cabin and for vehicle and towed unit up to 10m long combined length, or for motorhome up to 6m long, and 3.5m high (overlength supplements apply). Other units, dates or cabins are on request and subject to availability and supplements.
- Tour site fees including electricity (where available on these simple sites) and tourist tax
- Services of Club Tour Escorts
- Sightseeing programme, local guides and entry fees as described in the itinerary
- Meals and drinks as detailed in the itinerary plus other gatherings to suit the group
- Maps of Iceland and of Denmark and the Faroe Islands
- Travel pack with tour daybook
- Tour pennon
- Name badges
What’s not included
- Return ferry crossings from the UK. Please ask for a quote for the best and most convenient route to suit you.
- Ferry supplements for larger vehicles or cabin upgrades on Smyril Line
- Personal expenditure, tips, etc
- Road tolls
- Meals and drinks (other than those detailed)
- Most campsites have coin operated showers payable locally
- Personal excursions and entrance fees
- Personal insurance (which is compulsory) - Please ask for a quote.
- Vehicle breakdown insurance - Please ask for a quote.
For help getting around, why not take a look at our Iceland travel advice and Denmark & the Faroe Islands travel advice?
- This tour is an ADVENTURE TOUR. Step outside your comfort zone and join us on an adventure tour. These are for the more experienced tourer and will have more challenging road conditions, longer driving distances and more basic site facilities. Come and enjoy the adventure!
- Due to the loading ramps on the Norröna and the small size of some of the campsites used on this tour, an 8.5 metre maximum unit length is applied for motorhomes and 11.7 metres for cars and caravans combined.
- The ferry crossings and itinerary may be subject to changes.
- Dutch campers may join our group
- Pets are not allowed on this Escorted Tour
Iceland and the Faroe Islands is a unique adventure! The itinerary for the tour is to be viewed as an overall guide and not necessarily a firm day-to-day programme, as the tour needs to be flexible to take into account natural events or other circumstances that may necessitate changes to the intended schedule.
Camping in Iceland and the Faroe Islands:
Icelandic and Faroese sites are very simple with very few showers and facilities. Many sites will have facilities such as a washing machine, a drier and a campers’ kitchen; others may only have a drinking water tap, a couple of toilets, a chemical disposal point and washing up facilities. The ratio of facilities to campers on most sites is often low, with just one or two showers for each male/female to share amongst hundreds of campers. Queuing is inevitable at peak times, but on the plus side there is usually plenty of natural hot water!
On the other hand, some sites have good hook-ups and wash blocks, plus shops and restaurants on site or within easy walking distance. Some municipal sites also benefit from good local swimming pools and sports facilities either adjacent or nearby.
It is not unusual for a pitch to be shared and you may have shared, or, no electricity, but there is far more daylight than darkness on this Midnight Sun tour. However, we suggest you consider carefully any other requirements, for instance taking a gas kettle for boiling water or gas/diesel/solar heating for colder days.
Driving in Iceland:
Most roads on the site to site itinerary are sealed. The further off the main roads you go, the more unsealed roads there may be, but both types of road in the tour itinerary are suitable for motorhomes and caravans. Winds can be strong, especially on the west and south coast, but you would have had some time to become acclimatised to Icelandic driving by then and your Tour Escorts will monitor the weather conditions and contact the group if likely to encounter winds. It is therefore important to have a mobile phone which will work in Iceland and be kept turned on so that the escorts can keep you informed about weather and road conditions.
Standard electricity supply is 220 Volt and 50 hertz, as in continental Europe. Some sites have standard blue CE17 connections, whereas some have the two-pin type common throughout continental Europe. It is advised to bring a two-pin adapter, available in all good accessory shops for about £5. If you have a splitter connection and extension cable these may also be useful.
Electricity supply on sites varies and is mostly of a low amperage (6 or even 4 amps only), and some sites offer no electricity at all. On our Escorted Tour of Iceland and the Faroe Islands, there are times when there aren't enough power points to have one per unit, and splitters are then used two or three ways, further reducing the amperage to just 1 or 3 amps. If usage exceeds supply, then the power to your unit, and that of anyone else using the same power point, will trip out. We therefore recommend you to have a think about how dependent you are on electricity.
You are unlikely to require your leisure battery for lighting very much in summer because of the midnight sun, but you may wish to consider any other requirements, for instance taking a gas kettle with you to boil water or using gas/diesel/solar heating for colder days. See the below table for suggested alternatives to common electrical appliances in order to minimize power trip-outs or for times when no electricity is available to you:
||Max Watts usage by typical appliance
||Max Amps usage by typical appliance
||Alternatives to minimize power trip-outs
||Turn off all other electrical appliances before using
||Ideally, use a gas kettle. Otherwise, use a 750watt (3.2amps) kettle and turn off all other electrical appliances before using
||Turn off all other electrical appliances and use low temperature and speed only (900watts, 3.9amps)
||Use max 500 watt (0.5kw, 2.2amps) heater or your onboard gas/diesel/solar van heater
|Van heating on electric
|Water heating on electric
You should bring your own gas with you, subject to the ferry restrictions below. There is currently only one Camping gaz outlet in Iceland, in Reykjavík.
As a guide, we offer the experience of our Tour Escorts to Iceland. The tours have taken in both very warm and very cool summers. 2011 was the coolest summer for many years, so our Tour Escorts played safe and used their gas frugally. Even so, they returned from a three-week tour of Iceland with one of their 6kg bottles nearly full, and a little gas left in the other, so they could have used about twice as much gas as they did, with bottles that were only about half the size of those allowed on the ferries. In 2016, the Tour Escorts used less than one 11kg cylinder, whist cooking exclusively with gas, used gas for heating on some evenings and briefly in mornings, and for water heating on 26 days out of 32, when showering in their unit and/or doing the washing up.
Smyril Line: Gas cylinders for use in motorhomes and caravans are allowed onboard Norröna. Your unit must have some kind of visible indication that it is carrying gas bottles and this must also be stated at checking-in for embarkation. At all times while on board, gas cylinders must be switched off. Gas bottles must not be rusty, or in danger of leaking.
Be sure to also check the restrictions on your chosen ferry crossing from the UK.
It is prohibited to import uncooked meat, poultry, milk and eggs into Iceland. Alcohol imports are also limited. The use and/or importation of khat/qat (legal in the UK) is prohibited. Please check the details on the Icelandic Customs website before travelling.
Duty free import allowances - Iceland:
For information on duty free allowances, please visit www.tollur.is
You might be subjected to an inspection on arrival. In this case, you can either surrender the amount of goods over the limit or offer to pay the relevant duty on the excess.
Duty free import allowances - Denmark:
If you are travelling to Denmark as a visitor aged over 16, you are allowed to import alcohol & tobacco duty-free. There are different quantities for goods brought in from outside the EU, i.e.: when returning to Denmark from Iceland.
For further information, please visit www.skat.dk
It is prohibited to export birds, eggs, egg shells and nests. A permit is required to export articles of historical or archeological interest.
Duty free import allowances - UK:
From non-EU countries (e.g. Iceland): For information, please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/ Tax when bringing in goods from abroad/Tax and duty on goods brought to the UK from outside the European Union.
From EU countries (e.g. Denmark): For information, please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/
Tax when bringing in goods from abroad/Tax and duty on goods brought to the UK from the European Union.
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