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Any advice on how to get to Iceland without plane ?
Posted February 20th, 2013 - 4:24 pm from Aime, France
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Posted February 20th, 2013 - 8:48 pm by from Aalborg, Denmark (Permalink)
Well you can always build a raft and sail on that or swim !

But I think the only and cheapest way to get here if you don't want to take a plane is to take the ferry! I searched for cargo ships as well when I moved up here, but I am sure now they stopped taking passengers a long time ago !

So again this would only leave the option left to take the ferry which is very cheap, a bunk bed in a 4 person room is the cheapest if you don't mind sleeping in the same room as others !

Posted February 20th, 2013 - 8:59 pm from Aime, France
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Posted February 20th, 2013 - 9:09 pm by from Aalborg, Denmark (Permalink)
yes check again, but check the danish website it is for some reason cheaper than the icelandic one !!
Smyril-line.dk (I think it also has english translation.

but it the same company !!

Posted February 24th, 2013 - 9:55 pm by from Reykjavik, Iceland (Permalink)
Some info here: http://hitchwiki.org/en/Iceland

It's pretty much all "do at your own risk" and besides the "hitch a ride with a single traveler who paid for car + 2 people" option - equivalent to stealing, but... it's publically available information

Posted February 24th, 2013 - 10:12 pm by from Reykjavik, Iceland (Permalink)
Of course it doesn't hurt to ask Eimskip, better to get a "no" than keep wondering.

Their routes: http://eimskip.is/EN/export/schedule/default.html (Rotterdam or Hamburg would probably make the most sense for you).

You could offer to help out cleaning, help out in the mess hall or something. I don't know, but there are stories of people hitching with them, e.g. http://www.theodysseyexpedition.com/2009/day-91-all-hail-to-thee-eimskip