Iceland

In May, we spent 8 days road tripping Iceland and ended up covering most of the southern coast. From Reykjavik to Hof to be exact. This is one of the best times to visit, Icelandic summer is just starting, which means a light jacket will suffice. We had great weather throughout the trip, it was sunny most days!

OVER 800 KM COVERED IN 8 DAYS...

GETTING TO ICELAND: 

Direct Vilnius to Keflavik Airport (KEF), 4 hours with Wizzair. You can get tickets from as little as 35 EUR one-way, but this price is more of a one-off, so you're probably looking at around 80-120 EUR return. 

GETTING AROUND ICELAND: 

Unless you're planning on only staying in Reykjavik and seeing one or two things around, the only way to go is getting yourself a car. Driving in Iceland is relatively simple, especially in the summer time, when snow is not obstructing the roads. 

We got a car straight at the airport for the whole 8 days. Cost us 250 EUR for car and insurance, which included:

  • Local Tax (TAX)

  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

  • Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF)

  • Airport/city surcharge

  • Unlimited Mileage

 

MONEY AND COST: 

 

IT'S EXPENSIVE. BE READY.

So this is by far the most expensive country we've visited. A meal in an average cafe here (say pizza or a burger and a soft drink) will cost you around 40 EUR per person.  And we even paid 2.50 EUR just for hot water for our own tea once. If you're travelling, your best bet is to stock up on food at supermarkets like "Bonus." Top tip though - stock up in Reykjavik, because there are almost no larger supermarkets (sometimes any) once you travel further from the capital. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that the selection of accommodation is small compared to other tourist friendly countries. This means, book things in advance. We were still booking accommodation 3 weeks before our trip and found that about 60% of places were already sold out. Booking earlier, larger selection will of coarse help you save as well.

  • (ISK) – Icelandic Krona is used. 1 ISK = 0,00745 EUR

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