Can I buy a cooking stove in Iceland? or some alternative
Replies: 8 - Last Post: May 14, 2012 2:33 PM Last Post By: EastTraveler
May 12, 2012 5:58 PM
Can I buy a cooking stove in Iceland? or some alternativeHi there,
I'll be travelling to Iceland at the end of July. I will spend 4 nights camping and hiking and was planning on being self-sufficient, brining my own stove to cook. I have just checked with the Air Canada and from reading the various postings on the forum it appears that I could bring my stove, but the fuel tank may be something of an issue. The stove may still be a problem depending on the airport screener. Seeing as I don't want to lose my much-loved stove at the airport I think I may just have to leave it at home. So will I be able to get an inexpensive stove to use for 4 days (any such thing as equipment rentals?) or does anyone have any suggestions for cooking.
May 12, 2012 11:28 PM
1Absolutely no fuel canister of course....
But a stove in checked luggage is OK, unless it's a pressurized / multifuel model , with bottle and pump.
In this case, if the bottle is perfectly clean, and if you have it inspected when checking in, (and it passes inspection...), you're through. If not, leave them the bottle, keep the pump, buy a new bottle...
A "screw-on" stove will have none of this risk, just keep cooking gear in checked luggage "accessible" in case of a later control, you can also notify at check-in.
I've have had my camping gear checked several times (noticed my bag had been searched and things moved...luckily nothing missing ;-)!)
May 13, 2012 2:36 AM
May 13, 2012 5:16 AM
3Thanks for the replies. It is a pressurized - multi-fuel model stove. The comments on all the various backpacking forums that I read were divided on the experience of being able to fly (there were enough people who lost their stoves to airport screening) so hesitate to bring it. I'm also flying at peak travel season so I'd like to lower the chances of any hassles.
So when I land in Reykjavik I'll go shopping. Any recommendations for outdoor suppliers there?
May 13, 2012 6:03 AM
May 13, 2012 8:51 AM
5The poster above me is right-get all your camping equipment from Ellingsen. I got mine from an outlet in Reykjavik when I was there for 16 days last month.
May 14, 2012 12:29 PM
6Sheesh, I'm in the same boat as OP -- I was planning on bringing my Whisperlight stove (pressurized with bottle and pump) on my trip to Iceland. It and the bottles are pretty clean right now but I would surely hate to lose it...
Borkur, about how much do you figure an inexpensive stove would cost at Ellingsen? The Pocket Rocket (are you familiar with that model) costs about US$40 (without the fuel) here in the US....
Was thinking to just pick up one of those, instead of putting my much more expensive Whisperlight at risk....
May 14, 2012 2:03 PM
7About twice your price: http://www.ellingsen.is/verslun/vorur/flokkur/6128
May 14, 2012 2:33 PM
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