TIPS FOR TRAVEL
WHEN TO GO:
- The nicest weather
- Longer days
- The most crowds
- Most expensive
- The coldest weather (snow)
- Shorter days
- The least crowds
- Northern Lights
- Least expensive
- Provides a stopover for up to seven days in Iceland on your way to a European city. (I did this from Tucson, AZ to Brussels with six day stopover in Iceland).
- Pros: Make it a longer vacation with a trip to Europe.
- Cons: You only get up to seven days in Iceland. Enough to scratch the surface but not enough to see everything.
- Flies from major US cities into Iceland.
- Pros: It's cheaper than Iceland Air
- Cons: It's cheaper than Iceland Air. No stopover to Europe.
WHEN YOU'RE THERE:
- If you're traveling on a budget DON'T EAT OUT! Restaurant eating can be pricey. Look to spend $15-25 dollars per person/per meal if you do.
- DO go grocery shopping and meal plan. This is gonna save $$$. I recommend BONUS.
- Iceland during the summer is busy so hostels/hotels could be pricey and/or unavailable.
- Airbnb is a nice option. I spent around $100/night for a cozy place just outside Reykjavik on the Golden Circle.
- Rent a car.
- I used Sad Cars. Older cars but less expensive. (See picture on right)
- Also, gas is expensive. Like $7/gallon expensive. So an economic vehicle will do you well.
- Make a plan
- Do research before and plan out your sights.
- Instagram is a great tool to use to see where others have been.
- Make a day of the Golden Circle
- Make several days or a week of traveling around the Ring Road
- Visit the DC-3 Plane Crash (picture on right)
- Visit the Black Sand beaches in Dyrholaey
- Visit the Glacial Lagoon
- For something more touristy visit Blue Lagoon
- Get in a natural hot spring
- See Waterfalls (below)
WATERFALLS TO SEE:
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