Well I have finally found my favorite place…. Like ever!! It’s packed with everything I love on one island. Beer, crepes, beautiful landscapes, spas, snow – and yes call me weird but the sight of snow makes me excited as a kid on Christmas day. My favorite weather.
So Iceland has lived up to my expectations: And if you are thinking of visiting this amazing place you can read all about our stay, what we did, how to do Iceland on a budget, Iceland prices. Posted loads of photos and even done a video of our adventures and how much we spend while there.
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Igdlo – Not Bad For The Price.
This was our first time staying in a hostel with our own private room. Called Igdlo guesthouse. It was a lovely stay with a shared bathroom and kitchen. We didn’t see many other guest on our stay there. It was quiet and clean. With a shared and private food cupboard. And a place like Iceland where the cost of living is so expensive the best accommodation would be an airbnb or hostel so that you can prepare and cook your own food.
You can also get free coffee at the main Igdlo guesthouse bonus!!
Food For Less…
Oh and now I mentioned bonus… if you are planning to do Iceland on a budget then shop at Bonus supermarket. There are plenty of them about and if you are planning a budget stay in Iceland then Bonus is a place you will want to shop for food and drink. It is equivalent to Aldi and Lidl in the UK. (The cheapest )
Though if you are going on any bus tour trips and not hiring a car remember that Bonus only opens until 6pm. And you may not be back in time to shop here every day. So try to stock up on food on the first day.
We had a wander down to the coast, our first look at the beautiful snowy mountains in the distance. And took some photos of the various statues dotted around.
You can also go into the harpor and take a lift up to the top to view the coast from high up (free to go in)
B5 Bar – Cheap And Cheerful.
As usual when we go away we have our regular and our regular in Iceland was called B5. Definitely the best place to go. It’s the cheapest, for one – with a pint of Gull only £3.74. this is on happy hour of course which is every day from 7pm to 10pm. So make sure to get your drinks in between them hours.
B5 also has a band playing on Friday and Saturday night and found it was a good atmosphere.
To find bars around Reykjavik that are doing happy hour. Download the app called appy hour and this will give you all the bars that are doing happy hour with the times they are on till.
The Delicious Food Of Iceland. Must Try …
You will probably already know that the food in Iceland is very expensive if you are eating out. But you certainly get what you are paying for. It’s gorgeous!
We went to the Reykjavik fish restaurant and ordered the fish and chips. Alan loved it. The only thing with the fish I found was there was too much batter and not that much fish. And if you’re like me I can find the batter too sickly after a while. But the chips were just perfect.
This was £12.34 for the fish and chips alone.
We also found a lovely little case in Reykjavik called Kaffi Coffee where they did the most delicious crepes. You get to choose, from a large variety of toppings. I had the white chocolate and strawberries, And with the cappuccino this came to £14.22
Oh and you got to try the hotdog! It’s just the best! We paid around £3 for a hotdog. And is the tastiest thing to eat in Iceland for under £5!
Is Iceland Safe?
Iceland is a very safe place to visit and is actually ranked as the safest place in the world. The Icelandic people are so friendly and helpful. The only thing is the nature that you need to be careful of! Such as the black beach, mountains etc.
Have you been or planning to go to Iceland? Any other tips to save money? Let us know in the comments below.