Are you looking for cheap holidays? Then Iceland is… NOT your place.
For a country that went bankrupt it is still quite expensive. Yet we managed to keep it relatively low. The funny thing is that we never used any money in Iceland. The change office that claims to have all worlds currencies in Bulgaria did not have any krónur so we left with just plastic.
As it turned out, this was more than enough. Even a mountain cafe after 4km of gravel road had a POS terminal. So I was curious how the currency looked and specifically asked at a cafe 🙂 The girl at the counter was nice enough to show me their newest 10000 bill.
Here’s an overview of our main expenditures fyi:
A mini camper van from Go Campers, fits 2, with all insurances and a second driver
= 644 EUR / 4 days
Diesel for around 1300km
≈ 160 EUR.
A one day super-jeep tour to Laki mountain with Hólasport (50km one-way)
= 205 EUR / person
Some fancier local food, crab soup or lobsters:
≈ 20 EUR for soup, 40 EUR for main dish
Shop food for camping for 2 ppl for 4 days:
≈ 100 EUR
Return flight Edinburgh – Reykjavík with Easyjet
≈ 150 EUR
We did not pay for accommodation, just some campings which were around 5 EUR/person. Rest was some entrance fees, no more than 3-5 EUR each.
Hope this is useful if you are planning a trip to Iceland. For a more detailed overview about prices in Iceland, check the incredibly useful Price of Travel website.