1. Consider Airbnb. 2. Be willing to share a bathroom. 3. Have a big lunch and a small dinner. 4. Picnic. 5. Know what’s included. 6. Economize on alcohol. 7. Consider renting a car. 8. Skip the Blue Lagoon. 9. Sightsee Selectively.10. Splurge where it counts. Click hereto read Rick Steves blog
Travel hacks to spend less than $50 a day in Iceland
CNBC personal finance reporter Kathleen Eklins finds the most creative way to spend less than $50 a day on vacation. Click on the video here
Icelandic tap water is high quality!
There is no reason to buy water in a bottle in Iceland, tap water has the same quality. Just fill your bottle in the next tap and save money :-) All restaurants offer a free tap water, try it next time you go to a restaurant.
Don't shop in the Puffins /tempered camp!
Price on almost everything is 2-3 times more expensive than in ordinary shop (not close to centrum). Travelers are encouraged to buy sweets in supermarkets but not tempered camp. "Save you the differences and use the experience crazy time in our wonderful country. Therefore, this candy scandal's robbery in daylight. " See more here https://www.mustsee.is/dont-buy-candy-souvenir-shops/
Buy cheap food and beverages down town in Reykjavik
Bonus in Hallveigarstígur 2 is the cheapes foodstore close to Reykjavik centrum! Pay only 30-50% of the price the small shops in centrum are offering! See the how to find it on the map below.
Airbnb cheap way to get a accommodation in Iceland
Rent from people in Iceland from $28/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts. Rent a bed, room, cottage or apartment. Click here for more info
Try Iceland many outdoor swimming pools it is cheap
It is much cheaper to use the many public outdoor swimming pools that are heated from thermal spring water and have a jacucci than going to the Blue lagoon and you will meet many Icelanders. Price is only 900 ISK. See more here
Bicycle Tours and Bike Rentals in Reykjavik
Rent a bike and see Reykjavik with different eyes. Click here
Dacia Duster Cheap and good car for travel in Iceland
Duster is the master of the F-roads. The suspension is fabulous for the highlands! It has spacious luggage compartment and a great powerful diesel engine with fuel consumption of only 5,3 l/100km. We can recommend the Duster for all types of rentals! Click here to rent See Duster in Iceland
The Reykjavík City Card is the easiest and most inexpensive way to experience our favourite city!
The Reykjavík City Card offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries,all swimming pools in Reykjavík and free unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area. In addition, the card also gives you a free ferry trip to Viðey island and discounts on various tours, in shops and on services. Reykjavík City Cards Prices for 2014: Adults Children 6-18 24 hours ISK2.900 ISK 1.000 48 hours ISK3.900 ISK 2.000 72 hours ISK4.900 ISK 3.000
Do-It-Yourself Northern Lights Tours and save money
The trouble is, cloud cover can make the phenomenon difficult to see even during the prime season, so there’s no guarantee.
Instead of shelling out for the chance to stare up at a cloudy night sky, keep an eye on the Northern Lights forecast. When conditions are right, drive your rental car to Hellisheidi or Thingvellir National Park for your own private show.
On the best nights you won’t even have to do that — they’ll be visible from downtown Reykjavik.
Cheap travel from the airport
Use the Flybus, which costs around $17 and drops passengers at the BSI Bus Terminal, a 5-minute walk from the city center. Taxis from the airport to downtown Reykjavik cost as much as $100 one way.
Budget Meals in Reykjavik 15 TIPS FROM LOCALS
The Reykjavik city offers a great variety in food culture. Local cousine, as well as Asian and South European cousine are easy to find. As a proud fishing nation, the fish offered on restaurants are fresh and the dishes can be quite creative. Click here
Famous people eating hotdog at "bæjarins bestu", Clinton and Kourtney Kardashian og Jonathan Ceban
Dinning cheap in Reykjavik
Dining in Reykjavik and Iceland is expensive — save by staying in accommodations with a kitchenette so you can cook for yourself.
For cheap eats, try one of the famous Icelandic hot dogs, addictive tubes of grilled lamb meat topped with mustard, ketchup, gravy, remoulade, and onions, which cost under $3. In his visit to Iceland Clinton did order hotdog only with mustard at Reykjavik most famous hotdog "restaurant" "Bæjarins bestu" in center of Reykjavik. Buy ready to eat food from stores, like skyr, jógúrt (milk product), sandwich, many store have a salad bar etc. Buy "flatbrauð" and buy butter and "hangikjöt" (smoked lamb in slices) to put on it and you have a very traditional Icelandic picnic food.
How to Budget for a Trip to Iceland One of the most common questions visitors to Iceland will ask is “how much will a trip cost?” Here is a link that will help you Budget for a trip