Your Transport

So, why would you be interested in the vehicle that you’re going to travel in.  Firstly, it is going to be your home, source of comfort and your accommodation for the 7 days.  Secondly it will be the means to get you to some of the most spectacular locations on the planet.  It’s important that it’s the right choice and ready for what’s expected.

There are many, many outstanding photographic locations, in Iceland, that can be reached by coach or 2 wheel drive car.  Of course, if they’re easy to get to then lots of other people will get there as well!

To truly see Iceland you need to get away from the crowds.  To do that you need a 4 wheel drive.  However not every 4wd will do.  To reach some of the locations we intend to visit you need a vehicle which is equipped for deep water crossing and is able to withstand the rough terrain of the highland ‘F’ roads and tracks.

A 4wd vehicle can be hired that will allow you to access some of those routes.  However many are not insured to drive on certain roads (F249 to Þórsmörk – day 5, being one) and none of them are insured for water crossings.

Those that are allowed to drive the highland F roads will carry a premium price.  A basic 4X4 could start at £1200 for a weeks hire.

The vehicle we will use is our own 2015 UK spec Ford Ranger Double Cab Wildtrak.   It will be specifically modified to cope with the terrain, provide maximum reliability and comfort and cater for the particular needs of photographers.

 

The base vehicle

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak double cab pickup
Engine:  
3.2 Duratorq diesel

Gearbox:
6 Speed Automatic

Equipment:
 – BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tyres
 – Spare wheel + 2 tyres
 – Raised air intake
 – 13 000lb winch
 – Full heavy duty underbody protection plates
 – RSI Full Stainless steel canopy
 – Fully sealed rear load area
 – Additional roof storage

Spares, tools, first aid, recovery and emergency equipment

Refinements

Full leather interior for comfort
Indiviual 240v, 12v and USB charging ‘stations in rear passenger compartment for each client
Full topographical digital mapping navigation system
Satellite tracking system with access for friends and family
On board freshwater and tap
Additional 240v, 12v and USB outlets in rear side hatch
dual battery system with solar panel charging

Please note, More details will be added in the next few days.