camp stoves in Iceland
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 6:36 AM Last Post By: tiltedflipcurves
Oct 3, 2012 11:05 AM
Oct 3, 2012 1:57 PM
1Why should your camp stove be taken from you ? What a silly idea.
Oct 3, 2012 5:45 PM
2There's no reason why a camp stove wouldn't be permitted in one's checked luggage. Where you would encounter difficulty is with the fuel. Stove fuel will definitely be considered a dangerous good, and won't be allowed in your luggage; you will need to purchase a fuel canister after you arrive, and you will not be able to bring unused fuel back with you.
Oct 3, 2012 6:07 PM
3I've heard of some people having their stoves taken out of their luggage on the return trip because the pump still has residual fumes coming off it. I'd rather not take the risk if I don't have to. I'm also considering.buying a new small stove before I leave, one I won't be upset about losing.
Thank you for the link, I was having a hard time navigating that Icelandic site on my own.
Oct 3, 2012 11:29 PM
4Thank you mánaljós!
The real reason for my concern is the camp stove I considered bringing isn't entirely mine and has some sentimental value as a joint purchase used on many camping trips in the past. I was looking (mainly at the pictures) of the Primus Hella stoves on the ellingsen site, I imagine that is what we will get if we decide to pick one up in Iceland. My girlfriend and I are flying out of JFK, which I figure being a major international hub will either be extra uptight about a camp stove or not care at all.
Its great to hear they carry these items at gas stations. Even in off/shoulder season? We are leaving next week, I suppose I should have mentioned that as well. We are also planning on heading NW at first and saving Reykjavik for the tail end of our adventure, hence my enthusiasm at hearing how available camp stoves are, as our flight gets in at 06:00 and I've heard most stores in Reykjavik don't open until 9 or 10.
Again, thank you.
Oct 4, 2012 1:13 AM
5The added information helps ...
You will have no problems finding a stove in Reykjavik, but in the off season your selection at gas stations outside of Reykjavík might be limited. Correct, most stores won't open until 9 or 10. Many gas stations may be open earlier or later. But by the time you get your luggage and get into Reykjavík it will be 8am - so have some breakfast and relax until stores open, you're on vacation! The big N1 gas station next to the BSÍ bus station should be open that early though and they might even have a stove for you.
Honestly, in your situation, I would buy a screw-on Primus in the US and take it with you.
Don't take a sentimental stove that you might lose or damage. As mentioned, you shouldn't have problems with the screw-on gas stove since no parts can contain residue. It should make it back into the country no problem, and going out it will be brand new.
Have a good trip! M
Oct 4, 2012 1:46 AM
I always wash the fuel bottle out with soap and water, and do my best to ensure all fuel is expelled from the pump and fully evaporated, and have carried such stoves over most of the world on aircraft, however never on a US airline or to or from the US.
While you will easily find camping gas type stoves in Iceland, and cheap enough to be throw-away, it is harder to find multifuel stoves, and a multifule stove would be too expensive to treat as a throw-away item.
Oct 4, 2012 10:31 AM
7I've had my bottle and pump confiscated (flying from Finland), and believe me, it was clean! I just forgot to dissassemble the whole lot, so they not only checked, but kept everything, the b......s!
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Dec 5, 2012 11:31 AM
I have a Trangia and am planning to use it while in Iceland. Where can I find methylated spirit in Rejkjavik, do you know?
Dec 5, 2012 1:55 PM
13From research not experience in Iceland, but this should help: http://fuel.papo-art.com/#Alphabetical_Listing_of_Notes_for_Variou
Note that sufficiently pure drinkable ethanol, which I assume is available in Iceland as Aquavit or grain alcohol, will work. You don't need methylated spirits for flammability. What the methylated part does is make it unfit for consumption, thus taking it outside laws and regulations directed to consumption-alcohol distribution and possession. Potable spirits probably cost more, but for most peopl/situations the extra price isn't a huge issue, the convenience is. And in non-Muslim countries, highly distilled ethanol is usually widely available. Not as available as gasoline, probably, but see what I wrote above about flying with equipment that has been used to burn petroleum-based fuels.
Dec 6, 2012 12:38 AM
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