Your trip to Iceland can be the ultimate vacation of a lifetime provided you know what to see. The Nordic expedition can be thrilling even when you have a tight budget.
Don’t hold back, enjoy your trip to Iceland with a few travel tips. Do not miss the best adventures in Iceland because you are on a budget. The key is to be moderate and knowing where to balance between being frugal and where to stretch your expenses a little, so that, you can come back with the memories of a lifetime.
- Travel to Iceland in Winter: Iceland in winter is not only adventurous, but also budget-friendly. Winter is not the peak season here. The tourist influx is low when compared to the other seasons. You can get good offers on guided tours, accommodation and travelling by just visiting Iceland in the off-season winter months. Winter in Iceland is beautiful and adventurous. Though, the days are short and the temperature can dip sub-zero the beautiful Northern Light displays and snowy landscapes, adventurous cave exploration tours make Iceland, a winter wonderland.
- Give the Blue Lagoon a miss: Instead opt for one ofIceland’s many natural springs like the one above the village of Hveragerdi. If you do plan to visit the Blue Lagoon or the Myvtan Nature Baths, they do come pricey. Don’t forget to pack a towel to save on the rentals. Like many tourist attractions, these could be overrated and may not be suitable for all tourists. Choose wisely and make an informed decision.
- Watch where you eat: Eating in restaurants could burn a hole in your pocket. Become adventurous with food too and sample the street fare. The Icelandic hotdog is almost iconic and is not bad at all. Pack a few frozen food stuffs, so that, you can heat and eat. These small adjustments can go a long way in having a budgeted holiday without compromising on the major fun expeditions.
- Travelling locally in Iceland: You can save on Icelandic Krona by avoiding airport taxis. Opt for a Flybus, instead. Also, booking a rental car well in advance can save you on some unwarranted travel expenses. If you are driving a rental, there is also the advantage of visiting some Icelandic attractions at your own convenience and if you can share it with a few friends, then it may be really easy on your budget. Try the bus option too. Several bus operators offer good packages or hop-on / hop-off facilities too. But compare the costs of the several options available and take the ones that are suitable and comfortable for you.
- Do Couchsurfing or share an apartment with friends: Go the airbnb way or find yourself an economical holiday home with the locals. Do, whatever it takes to cut down the cost of accommodation. You can utilise it for some other fun activity.
So, you don’t have to blow your money on an Icelandic holiday. Don’t hold back on the adventure. Budget travel to Iceland is not a myth anymore.