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we will be staying for 8 nights/9 days in Reykjavik. There are decent supermarkets in every town you’d stop in, so it should be pretty easy to buy gluten-free food. -Roger. After so many simple breakfasts, we were excited to find this cafe serving an American style breakfast with a generous… Krakow, As a result, most people find it most efficient to visit on their way to or from the airport. Thank you. I am also sure that finding rooms on short notice will be far easier than you might expect, but some people just feel better when things are all booked, so hopefully you can get at least some of that done. You’ll be able to find proper hotels and restaurants all the way around the Ring Road, but you’ll have to plan at least one day in advance because there are some pretty long sections where you can drive maybe 3 hours between towns large enough to even have one hotel. 1. Golden Circle Guided bus tour (8 hours) As for booking a hostel or guesthouse, I’d say it’s worth booking in advance in your situation. In 2013 I spent 9 days in the country, always checking for prices and the cheapest ways of doing things, so below I can lay out how to budget and what to do to keep costs down. I never felt any danger, and even if my car had broken down or blown a tire, there would be someone by to help within an hour or so, even on most side roads (as long as you travel during normal hours). During our 11-day trip around Iceland, we spent They have a long best before date, and all shapes, and spaghetti pasta are 37p a packet. Vik is only about 2.5 hours from Reykjavik, and Höfn is about 3 more hours, so you could actually see a lot if you base yourself in Vik. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger. Taiwan I guess it depends on how much more the 4WD costs, and how much you guys can afford. I was planning on getting a hotel somewhere and doing excursions ever day. Bolivia Blue Lagoon & Keflavík Airport transfer via Airport Shuttle on departure (entrance fee included). It was a lot of driving time each day, but it was spectacular and I still had plenty of chances to pull over to see waterfalls and other sights, most of which are right off the Ring Road. Hi. 1) In late February, would I be able to comfortably drive a rental car (2WD) from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon? What I did was get a local SIM card, which gave me coverage almost 100% of the time around the Ring Road, and I would call the place I wanted to stay around noon each day, when I’d know about how far I wanted to go. I very much appreciate your time and assistance in helping me and others have the “perfect” vacation. Most of them are literally right off the Ring Road, so a stop at a great waterfall might be just pulling into a parking lot for 15 minutes to look, and then on your way again. And I’d spend at least 2 nights based in the town of Vik, which is a small town that has good tourist infrastructure in the middle of the south, and then 1 or 2 nights based in Hofn. Excellent information. Negril, Nature would be definitely a point of destination rather than Reykjavik. In reading your column I’m thinking renting a car is probably the best for sightseeing and cost, thoughts? Will you please suggest me an itinerary so that we can utilize maximum time of our stay. Thanks for so much information. You are phenomenal, really. -Roger. Best of luck. Accommodation: $0 – … Yes, $1 for a single strawberry. If you didn’t want to do the Ring Road then I would focus your stay on the south coast, going as far east as Hofn and spending most of your time between Hofn and Vik and then head back towards Reykjavik for some of the more famous sights there. In other words, it’s actually pretty easy to find accommodation each day as you go, and you’ll also probably be amazed at just how empty Iceland is once you get away from the capital. I will need a place to live 5-6 months so what price a can expect for rent a room ? Amsterdam Most of the accommodation in Iceland consists of guesthouses with common kitchens and often common entertainment rooms. Now, those first 3 full days on the road were pretty long each day in the car, but I had time to stop and see everything I wanted to and still make it to a hotel by around sunset. I am all inspired by your knowledge now I am very much clear to d9 it all by myself for a great adventure. I’m pretty sure it was a last-minute deal because they must have had quite a few empty rooms. -Roger. For example, you can buy a 400 gram (1 pound) block of Havarti cheese for around US$5, but a similar looking cheese right next to it on the shelf might be US$15 for the same amount. Or you can stop at one of the many fast-food places (often attached to petrol stations) and spend maybe US$10 per person on lunch, or a bit more. I do have one question for you … Cayman Islands Also, the place with a private room, suggestions? If you can go in early September you will get lower hotel and rental car prices, and much smaller crowds. -Roger, Hi Roger, One question that has come up in our planning is the price of coffee. The Blue Lagoon (very close to the airport) is also very interesting, even if you don’t pay to go in and swim. Thanks for all your insights! But if you have to rent a tent and stove and all of that, it may not be cheaper and it would be quite a bit of work. We have gone through Avis, and a standard 5 door has come to £187. What places to do you recommend? can someone help me with the gas price, now, july, 2015? I also had a second part to my question above since I will be travelling with my Girlfriend, as well. As the daylight will be for short hours and Northern Lights are always unpredictable. Let me know if you have any other questions. I think in July and early August some places might get booked up in advance, but otherwise the guesthouses seem to be booked on the same day because most people are moving around a lot, just as you’ll be doing. Auckland, However, the interesting part of the Reykjavik city center is quite small so location is important. If the total is much less than this price you might even want to just do it yourself. Thank you for your helpful information. I think I mention this in the article above, but in case I didn’t, most of these “guesthouses” are large homes with many bedrooms and a few bathrooms, plus a community kitchen and living area. BUT, there are snack bars and fast-food franchises connected to most petrol stations, and those are found in nearly every town along the way. You article is great. Have a great trip. I am quite a fan of Dubai myself. But since I had it I could drive 30 KPH on the gravel roads without worry. Looking forward to eating a nice Subway foot long sandwiches, near mainland USA prices, just as I discovered in SPB.RU when I was there in 2011. 5. If you were going during the summer and you didn’t care about the Northern Lights, I’d say that you could easily do it all yourself and save quite a bit of money. I’m considering spending the first day(arrival) in Reykjavik and then renting a car and drive east in the Ring Road, staying At guesthouses along the way. You won’t be driving very fast at any point, so you should get decent fuel economy. ( or any other suggestions would be great) Thanks for this great site! There are lava fields and stunning waterfalls all over the place, and it’s all free to visit if you have your own vehicle. I would prefer the sights to improve as as I go along.If I were to choose 3 stops along the way (Reykjavic, Hofn, Akureyri) spending 4 days at each destination, would this be too much driving on the moving dayd? There is a link in the article above to a place in downtown Reykjavik that rents sleeping bags exactly for this purpose. -Roger. And weirdly enough, every supermarket in Iceland has a little section of Mexican items such as tortillas and taco mix etc, and many Icelandic families enjoy Mexican food on a certain day each week. Let me know if you have any other questions. Kuta, Bali Best of luck elsewhere. Hi Roger, Most of the best sights along the southern coast are fairly close to those two towns, and they have many guesthouses and a couple supermarkets so they are good bases. If you do decide to try it, you could certainly do it cheaply. Thanks for the great info! Sofia The “hotel” scene in Iceland is quite different from most places. Have a great trip and let me know if you have other questions. When I was in Iceland I did a ton of research and have researched many things since then, for the main purpose of being able to write about it and help others. Here’s one that does seem to facilitate car pooling: http://www.samferda.net. La Romana, China Do you know anything about this place? Aside from perhaps Japan, I can’t think of a safer place for a young female independent traveler than Iceland. I used a Lonely Planet guide on my iPad while touring Iceland, and I was extremely happy with its information and recommendations. And there are many guesthouses all over, although those mostly have shared bathrooms. And Borgarnes to Reykjavik is only 70km and takes one hour. Obviously you have to pay attention and fill the tank when you get down to maybe a quarter of a tank, but it’s not like there are 100 kilometer stretches with no gas stations. You have to wake up fairly early and put in some pretty long driving days, but especially in September (I went in late August) the roads will be totally empty and it’ll be easy to find guesthouses. I didn’t spend much time in Keflavik itself, and there doesn’t seem to be much to see. I have been trying to read up on renting a car but being young and not a super experienced driver I have heard that it is incredibly expensive and also I am wondering if it is even recommended for someone who hasn’t been driving long? Couples or solo travelers will be much less. There is an amazing national park called Skaftafell, but that’s also over 4 hours from where you’ll be staying. If I was going that time of year and really wanted to see the lights, I’d probably do a tour rather than drive myself. But I’ve never heard of any agency requiring proficiency other than just a valid driver’s license. As I mentioned just above this, I was planning a solo trip to Iceland and I was trying to decide between renting a car on my own, and taking the public buses. The guesthouses are usually run by families or small staffs to keep prices down, and they nearly all have shared bathrooms as well as shared public kitchens. From Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon, I would like to make 1 overnight stop (perhaps in Vik) since we will be doing a lot of photography at waterfalls on the way. Playa del Carmen, What do you recommend? And does it involve making day trips and then coming back to a particular starting point, or can I keep moving along and stay at different towns on the way? -Roger. I’m visiting Iceland for 5 days from 7th January 2016 and have a horrible feeling this might be the time of year you may have been referring to. We ate in our car if it was pouring raining, but most of the time we were outside at one of the many picnic spots throughout the country. If you are camping most of the time, I’d think that US$1,000 should be plenty, assuming there aren’t camping expenses that we don’t know about. Do you recommend getting a car in Reykjavik too or can I manage that part with public transport? But groceries (as discussed above) are much cheaper and the main way people do it. Thank u so much for all of this fabulous information! As mentioned in the article above, Iceland is all about the scenery, and you won’t be disappointed as long as you get out of the (relatively) busy area around the capital and airport. Best of luck. Istanbul, The Icelandic food doesn’t win many prizes, so it’s not a country where you’ll drool as each next meal draws near. It’s also very close to the airport, so I’d save it for your way home if you still want to see it. Netherlands Antilles Also, thanks for the wonderful article! In my opinion, the waterfall isn’t too special compared to many others you’ll see on the Ring Road. Thanks for sharing very useful and practical information. Italy San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) I highly recommend that travel style, rather than trying to book into chain-style hotels and looking for sit-down restaurants everywhere you go. As someone like myself who really enjoys pre-planning hotels and itineraries, going to Iceland to sort of “wing it” could seem stressful. I hope this helps a bit. So you can probably do the same if that makes it easier. Turks and Caicos Islands . -Roger, i will love to come to iceland but am in nigeria how much does it cost from nigeria down to iceland, You’ll want to check an airfare search engine such as skyscanner or Momondo for that kind of information. Best of luck, and let me know if you have more questions. I’ve been very far north in November and it’s not quite as bad as most people imagine. It will be most efficient to rent from the airport, even if you drive straight to Reykjavik for your first night. So I know well the time commitment it can take to answer all of the questions from people who post questions. -Roger. What’the temperature like at this time of the year? This was meant to be a guide to how much a trip to Iceland costs based on my experience helping so many families. In other words, it’s unlikely you’ll see any of it when you go. The southern coast has the most dramatic sights that are the closest together. That is very nice of you to say. Your article has been helpful to us. I envy your long stay, and I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful trip. Bulgaria They are mostly in quiet neighborhoods with plenty of nearby parking. And the national park didn’t seem very special to me at all. You’ll encounter many places to hike, most of which are mainly flat, although some require some climbing. We would love to stay in one centralized location to sleep (instead of somewhere new every night), and was wondering if this is possible? If you buy groceries the night before you can make a breakfast for US$5 or so. We are going to be in Iceland in August for two nights only, as we having two days layover before next flight. By the way thank you for the tips on food and housing, glad to know I won’t be missing out on food if I buy cheap and do a hostel! Iceland is one of my favorite places on earth and I love trying to help people explore it as I plan my own next trip. -Roger, Hey Roger, The island is so isolated that it’s literally a place where many locals don’t bother locking their doors. Shop online at ASDA Groceries Home Shopping. -Roger. following your experiences. So if you go the way I did, it would mean spending your last two days or so in the most crowded area, and your last day driving behind tour buses full of people on a 8-hour stopover just seeing a few nearby things. I’m planning on going for a last-minute trip for one week in the middle of this November. ), but I don’t think you can stay for long without having to wait for the bus the next day. Hi Roger – I am impressed with you diligence in replying to peoples’ questions! Any feedback would be appreciated. The only way we were able to get our food costs so low was from avoiding restaurants. Portugal Thank you. As for which direction to take maybe it’s wiser to go clockwise as the main spots are on the southern coast and we can save these for the end. Making your own self-catering breakfast will be cheaper, but since you can stuff yourself for a flat fee at the breakfast buffets it might be worth it to save yourself the hassle of shopping the day before and making breakfast in the morning. The other thing I was thinking is how to split my days there. Let me know if you have any other questions. So with flights included, I am estimating around $3000 just to stay in London on a mid-range budget. Copenhagen is also right on the way if you get a good fare through there. And more importantly, figuring out exactly where to go on your own to see the Northern Lights, and then getting there in a rented car or bus, would be challenging and also expensive. So as long as you have a bottom sheet and a medium blanket, you should be fine. 3)As we will be doing self drive, for experiences like ice caving and glacier hiking, these two would need to be guided right? There are quite a few hot springs in Iceland and you should check a couple out. Along the southern coast between Hofn and Reykjavik there are more sights worth stopping at than the northern part of the Ring Road. We will drive the entire ring road and mainly stop at the following: Blue lagoon, Dettifoss, Dimmuborgir,Dyrholaey Arch, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Jokulsarlon, Krafla, Myvatn, Namafjall, Reynisdrangar, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandfos, Skogafoss, Vik and Akureyri. 4. -Roger. Have a great trip and let me know if you have other questions. As you suggested we plan on going clockwise. There are plenty of things to see near Reykjavik, but the city itself is not very interesting, and there are more dramatic sights closer to Hofn or Vik, along the southern coast. Could you please forward me your contact (or send an e-mail to [email protected]), I am really curious if you were able to do everything you planned and if so, if you have any tips! -Roger. Venezuela Let me know if you have any other questions. Sorry I don’t have better information for you and I will update those car rental prices in the article soon. As long as you aim for the larger towns you should be fine. I will look this further I am sure I will come up with an answer. I loved Iceland and am happy to help other people plan visits when I can. Barbados I booked the Iceland Airwaves music festival, package w a Hilton Hotel Nordica as a base camp, great hotel rate, and will be mostly out of the hotel in the rental car hotel on wheels car camping, sleeping bag, showers will be swimming holes and food at the local grocery store as you have thoroughly documented as affordable. And the scenery is so amazing that you’d want to stop often. Here’s how to decide, Flights are cheapest 5 to 16 weeks out in 2019: Here’s when to book, World taxi prices: What a 3-kilometer ride costs in 88 big cities, Should you buy European train tickets in advance: Yes, and here’s how to save, Finding the cheapest international airfare in the fewest steps, Single private with shared bathroom: US$85 to US$135, Double private with shared bathroom: US$118 to US$140, Double private with en-suite: US$130 to US$320 (and up), 2-wheel drive compact (manual): US$230 per week and up plus add-ons, 2-wheel drive compact (automatic): US$270 per week and up plus add-ons, 2-wheel drive mid-size: US$450 per week and up plus add-ons, 4-wheel drive van or SUV (automatic): US$650 per week and up plus add-ons, Sliced white bread: US$1.70 per large loaf, Pork hot dogs: US$3.50 for 5 large hot dogs, Cheap Havarti or other local cheese: US$5 for 400 grams (1 pound), Imported cheese: US$10 to 15 for 400 grams (1 pound), Sliced ham for sandwiches: US$5 for 400 grams (1 pound), Sliced roast beef for sandwiches: US$12 for 400 grams (1 pound), Pasta: US$1.50 for .5 kilogram (1.1 pounds), Ground beef: US$5 for .25 kilos (half pound), Bake-at-home pizza: US$5 to US$7 for one person, Bag of tortilla chips for 2 or 3 people: US$2, .7L bottle of mid-level brand vodka: US$50. We withdrew 10,000 Icelandic króna from an ATM at the airport (which charged a fee), but we only needed 3000 ISK for unattended hot springs and toilets (where you put the fee in a box). This topic is very confusing until you get there, and I was wondering the same thing before I arrived. And if you bring warm layers you should be fine. Sept 2 night we stay in Reykjavik I didn’t make it all the way to the western fjords, so I can’t offer much help with that part of Iceland. I’m happy to hear that people find this useful, and I enjoy helping people plan trips when I can. Airplane tickets to Iceland are extremely cheap ($300 round trip from US cities!) Thank you once again, Roger for your detailed answer … much appreciated. There are hostels in pretty much all of the sightseeing areas where the bus stops, and those would be easier than camping. As I’ve mentioned before, the main sights near Reykjavik are quite mediocre compared to the sights a bit farther away, and the crowds near the capital are much larger as well. I am excited to see Iceland in few weeks from now. my first question is, do we have to pay in Euro’s or can we pay with the Icelandic krona for everything? There are many fast-food restaurants where a meal is around €10, and any sit-down place will start more like €20 and go way up from there. That still means that there are available guesthouses all year round, and restaurants as well. Have booked a Northern lights trip and a half day trip to Gullfoss,Geysir & Thingvellir. Your posts are really enriched with important informations. I’ve looked into tours, but they are pricey. In your case you definitely won’t have enough time to do a lap around the Ring Road, but you’ll still have plenty of time to see all of the highlights along the southern coast, which is really the most impressive stretch anyway. My boyfriend and me are visiting iceland at the end of October to early November, for a week. Hi there – One thing that was not mentioned is that Tax and Tip are included when dining out. And if you rent a car at the airport it will be even easier because there is almost nothing near the airport. I did this in late August, which is much busier, and it was never a problem. It will feel like dawn for a few hours and then it will be dark again. Retail alcohol is a far better deal, even though the government keeps a monopoly on sales through the country. Anyone have other recommendations for transportation for a long trip? Airbnb rates can be cheaper than the standard price for a kitchen-less hotel room throughout Iceland. One of the many interesting things about Iceland is that it is somewhat filled with guesthouses where nearly everyone seems to stay exactly one night. Thanks, Roger. -Roger. Between Reykjavik and Höfn you’ll find literally dozens of excellent sights, including waterfalls, national parks, lagoons, volcanic fields, and things you just won’t believe until you see them. St. Martin/Sint Maarten But Iceland is very different in that Reykjavik really isn’t very interesting or charming at all, it’s very expensive, and it will be a big hassle getting in and out of the city each day. During the summer months there is such an infrastructure in place that paying a lot for the help is a waste of money for most people. I am planning a trip in late August this year to Iceland, and there was a lot of information on the basics. Let us know your feedback/comments. Those two things are easily among the biggest highlights of the whole Ring Road, so skipping them would be a shame. is it worth going in this season flying half way across the world? In other words, I don’t think you’ll have trouble at all finding washrooms and showers in September. -Roger, Dear Roger, I’m planning a trip to Iceland with my girlfriend during this December. Work / Day Activity Level. You might be able to see the Northern Lights this time of year, but aside from that it’s not a really popular time to visit because of the limited daylight. I was a bit worried by this because it’s easy to find reviews from people who had a bad experience with any of the agencies. To me this does not seem to expensive. If whales interest you, I’d guess that the trips are pretty good there. The reason to go to Iceland is to see the amazing scenery, which is very different from just about anything you’ve ever seen due to the volcanic activity. Hi there, im just wondering approximately how much it would be for a round trip ticket to Iceland for seven days coach. The population is tiny and it’s a long way from everywhere, so there just aren’t many “bad apples” out there. What do people wear when going out? Day 6 – Drive back to Reykjavik stay the night and take the early morning flight. Antigua and Barbuda Whether you rent a car (highly recommended) or do bus tours, you’ll spend the first and last driving hour of each day in the city and in the suburbs. willing to rent a 4×4 but I am getting nervous thinking about driving in the snow/ice. Jack. Jakarta, The food prices you listed are similar to where we live (Hawaii)….mahalo! Really impressive and fun to share your love of travel and Iceland. Day 4 – Drive to Höfn visiting attractions and stay the night. One thing though, the famous Blue Lagoon (near the airport) is very expensive and maybe not worth it. The meal included the infamous fermented shark and was very much worth it, if only for the cultural experience. Do you have any idea about how much these tickets cost there? Is it about the same in Iceland. Many people are camping so I am confident that they have really good services available for that group, all year round. Lastly, it’s worth noting that the high season for Iceland is basically June through August, and those are the only months where guesthouses often seem to fill up at all. Iceland has increasingly become a more popular tourist destination thanks to its incredible landscape and cheap flights from Europe and North America. Bergen, If you are going to spend a day or two in Reykjavik before the Ring Road then I recommend trying to do the same thing. Renting a car is expensive, but for 2 to 4 people, it’s probably worth it and also a better option than buses. I came across in this feeds and article from you and i find it very straightforward and informative thanks very much indeed. Going beyond Hofn it’s some craggly beach roads that may not be worth the trouble, but between Reykjavik and Hofn the scenery is excellent and the roads are in great shape. Still, it’s probably worth Googling for vegan options in Iceland just to be sure. There aren’t many restaurants in Iceland outside of Reykjavik, and all of the sit-down places are very expensive. We are open to any suggestions So if you are locked into the 6 days then I’d spend 2 in or near Reykjavik (as there are some interesting things nearby, namely the sights that are part of the so-called Golden Circle. We are going to be in Iceland from 4 – 11 August. The news of Costco opening is new to me, and that is very cool. Fast food meals start at around US$10, so not too much more expensive than elsewhere. 1) will be dangerous to drive during winter time? We are weighing the advantages of being able to stop as much as we like against the value of what we would hear from the tour leader on the bus tour. Nice, Which chain hotels was it that offers rooms for $120 ? There are little towns with a few guesthouses every hour or so as you drive around, so you don’t have to go too far on any given day. It’s a photo trip and solo venture. Tokyo If you rent a car, packing light isn’t much of an issue, but if you are camping and hiking a lot it could be. Consider the gravel coverage if you are doing the Ring Road because you’ll be driving off pavement at times and the rocks really do fly around if you are going more than a crawl. When you are driving on those gravel roads, the little rocks are flying around under the front of the car, and for me it was a nice feeling to know that I didn’t have to worry about potential damage. As for my Top 5, the Ice Lagoon is one. I’m planning a self drive tour of Iceland full circle in December last week for 12 days, need some tips for it. You won’t miss it. Good luck with whatever you decide. I have planned to wrap up my trip in 7-8 days. For Iceland, what did you roughly find that mid-range budget/day to be? 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