For the past few months ive been wanting to organize a world trip, ive never been before and I want to see the world before I settle down in serious job.
Im a 20 year old male from the United Kingdon and I hope to drive around the world (or atleast part of it) in the next 5 or so years.
My first idea was to travel to America and buy a cheap 4x4 car to drive from Canada down to Mexico but now my plans have changed.
I want to drive from France, through Germany, upto Norway, across Greenland and down into Canada then work my way down the US to Mexico; I have a feeling my ideas are more of a pipedream at the moment as it seems like quite a long shot.
I just wondered whether anyone could shed some light on this journey, whether it will be possible etc.
Thank you in advance
If you want to include Greenland in your trip, I would say that is almost impossible, simply because there are no roads on Greenland that connect towns and villages. All transport is by helicopter, plane or boat..or dogs and snowmobiles if you want to travel inland.
Of course, driving in Europe won't give any problems and you can take the ferry from Bergen to Seydisfjordur in Eastern Iceland and drive your way around Iceland, or across if you are well prepared and have a 4wd like you mentioned.
Don't know about shipping your car from Iceland to North America, but I guess there are certainly options to buy an expensive place on a cargo ship that makes the crossing. Wouldn't have a clue where to begin that search, just google a bit on that one.
And from North America, you won't face any other problems as well technically, that is driving around the countries, even into Panama, where you have to ship your car again to Colombia, if you want to make it all the way south maybe.
It surely includes paperwork as well and basic insurance, most of the time you can arrange this at the respective borders. But I am not familiar with these details. The route seems possible though, except Greenland. Of course you can always visit Greenland at the time your car is on his way to North America.
Have fun! Michael
Thank you very much for your advice, its much appreciated.
Im thinking of trying out a smaller trip first before moving onto bigger things (like the world).
Thinking of driving around France and into Italy/Germany.