Money-Saving Tips for a Road Trip in Iceland

Money-Saving Tips for a Road Trip in Iceland

So you’ve always want­ed to go on a road trip in Ice­land but you don’t want to blow your bud­get too much. Well, you’re in luck! Hav­ing done Ice­land on a bud­get before, I have a few prac­ti­cal tips to share that you might find use­ful in your trip-plan­ning. They’re all based on com­mon sense, real­ly, so I wouldn’t claim them to be mind-blow­ing. :-)

Air­fares, accom­mo­da­tions, car rental, gas, and food are usu­al­ly the costli­est parts of a road trip. If you spend less mon­ey on those sec­tors, you could poten­tial­ly stretch your bud­get fur­ther which in turn would allow you to stay in Ice­land longer to see more of this amaz­ing coun­try. Trust me, you want to stay longer. We spent two weeks on our first road trip around Ice­land and we still wished we could’ve stayed longer!
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Iceland in Late October: Another Road Trip Plan

Iceland in Late October: Another Road Trip Plan

We spent two nights in Reyk­javik, Ice­land in late Octo­ber last year on our way back from Scot­land. All the time I was there, I was wish­ing I had been some­where out­side the city, sur­round­ed by the out-of-this-world nat­ur­al land­scape that Ice­land is famous for. Noth­ing against Reyk­javik, mind you. It’s actu­al­ly one of my favourite cities in the world, if not THE most favourite. I just like nature more. I tried to talk the hus­band into rent­ing a car for a day but he was set on spend­ing the whole stopover in Reyk­javik. Oh well. Can’t say I didn’t try.

We have done a road trip around Ice­land before in May 2013. It was the best trip ever, and the best two weeks I’ve ever spent trav­el­ling. We’d been dream­ing of doing anoth­er Ice­land road trip ever since we got back from that trip. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, in the years that fol­lowed, the Cana­di­an dol­lar only got con­sid­er­ably weak­er and the Ice­landic kro­na stronger. We’d had accept­ed the fact that we would have to save up for a lit­tle bit longer to be able to afford anoth­er trip around Ice­land.
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