Iceland is far from a budget destination, and prices vary depending on the time of year you visit, with the peak summer months tending to be much more expensive than the quieter winter months.
A mid-range hotel room will generally be in the region of $80 – $150 a night, and this will often include breakfast.
Car hire costs will vary depending on the type of vehicle you hire. Expect to pay $50 – $150 a day, and don’t forget to factor in the cost of the various insurance options. Gas is quite expensive.
Food is a real budget-killer in Iceland. Even burgers from gas stations will be in the range of $10 – $15, whilst a sit-down meal at a restaurant will have prices in the range of $30 – $50 for a main course.
The good news is that many of the attractions themselves, and particularly the natural attractions like waterfalls and national parks, are free to visit.
Email me [email protected] and I’ll be happy to arrange a trip to Iceland that’s inside your budget. .
If there's anything in this world that can make us feel small and prove to us we know very little, it is the huge space that surrounds us with billions of stars that may be an incredible distance away, yet light our night sky just the same, and will continue to do so long after we're gone.
What about you? Do you like watching the stars?
Thinking of adding Iceland to your travel plans this year? Getting there is easier than you think. Iceland is just a 4-hour flight from the East Coast of the US, or about 3 hours from the UK. There are multiple airlines that fly there, with Iceland Air and WOW being two of the most popular (and often the most affordable). So reach out today and I’ll help you to get started on planning a vacation you’ll never forget.
We may be sipping our warm coffees, but we’re still dreaming of hot days by the infinity pool 🌴☀️
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Opening : I’m Rediscovering Sketchbook Pages and Gathering Color Stories Today...Welcome to the Castle of Rainbows on Cotton Candy Clouds! What do you think? Shall I recreate this one on a large scale?
Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland. Providing outstanding views of the icecap responsible for its creation and a beautiful beach where the icebergs gather on shore. It’s a sight like no other! ⠀⠀
This should be at the top of your list for your trip to Iceland. 🗻
So wonderful to see friends from @thebrandoresort last night! Excited for my clients who are arriving at this gorgeous resort today, and who will be swimming in this amazing blue water very soon!! 💙💦💙💦
A lot of people take a day trip from Barcelona to the monastery on Montserrat. The monastery and basilica are swamped with tourists around midday. My advice is to spend the night on the mountain in the basic (but comfortable) hotel. Go for a hike above the monastery in the afternoon. You will be treated to wonderful views and an almost empty basilica when you return. We enjoyed the evening vespers with the monks and just a handful of other tourists.
Woods for Lunch - Once we've finished golfing the back 9 of The Jewel, it's become a tradition for us to enjoy a light lunch out on the back patio of Woods Restaurant, which is owned by Grand Hotel. The cabin-like atmosphere is so cozy and welcoming, that it feels like going home to visit family rather than "just having lunch" somewhere. You can read more about Woods, and see photos of the interior in my review of Woods, linked in bio. After enjoying our lunch, my husband and I love strolling along the island's West Bluff to get back to Grand Hotel. We usually take this opportunity to discuss our plans for the rest of our stay, and how we want to spend the rest of our day. The views from West Bluff are simply breathtaking. 🌲🌲🌲Post by @anniefairfax of @anniewearsit as part of this week’s Instagram Takeover!
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Because it's located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is an incredibly active country geologically. There are more than 125 volcanic mountains in the country, a handful of which are still very active, and another handful that could easily awaken and become active as the country changes and grows. Iceland experiences a volcanic eruption roughly once every 4 years, though the past few years have seen one eruption or more each year. Because of this constant activity, a good portion of Iceland is covered in lava fields.